It's rare to find a Developer Relations team with an established career ladder, but with the help of Taylor Barnett, at least there's now a place to reference the ones that exist! As Taylor says,
You shouldn't have to work at exceptionally large companies like AWS, Google, or Microsoft in order to have a ladder.
Even though there are only 4 ladders currently included in this resource, it's a massive step forward and serves as a way to encourage other companies to create (and publicly share) ladders of their own. Know of another ladder that isn't included here? Simply submit a pull request.
As someone who loves hiking and camping, I appreciated this analogy from Fabian Pfortmüller. His premise centers on how trees (particularly redwoods) grow from the inside out, "patiently... increasing in incremental steps." But we often fail to do this in communities, instead focusing on how quickly we can expand, ignoring the need for a healthy core that will hold everything together as the community continues to grow. Read this article for his tips on how to "weave from the inside out" and the long-term impact it can have.