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Software Engineer

banana - 7/1/20
Job/Career Demand
5.0
Positive Impact
3.0
Satisfaction
4.0
Advancement/Growth
4.0
Creativity
5.0
Work-Life Balance
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
5.0
Work Environment
4.0
Years of experience
4.0
Recommended Education
No Education
Female

What education would you recommend?

From my experience they look more towards demonstrating your abilities and experience over a particular type of education

Describe the path you took to become a software engineer

I enjoyed logic and problem solving, so decided to try development (kind of on a whim) when I was looking for a career change. I did a coding bootcamp which gave me enough experience to get started, and then I was lucky to have some good mentors help me learn on the job.

What's a day in the life of a software engineer?

I work typical work hours and spend most of my day working on the computer. At my current job there is a lot of group discussion and planning, so there is typically a chunk collaboration time everyday.

What's the best part of being a software engineer?

I like problem solving and especially figuring our solutions as a team.

What are some perks of your job?

Flexibility, easy to work from home and always evolving industry with new things to learn

What's the downside of being a software engineer? Words of caution?

It's a lot of time looking at a computer and some jobs require extra support work outside of regular working hours.

Advice on how to get started as a software engineer

Start learning online. There are lots of resources out there and you can start learning and building right away.

What skills are needed to be a software engineer?

Problem solving, logic, creativity, attention to detail, ability to collaborate with team members, explain your ideas and receive feedback

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