What to expect when working as a software engineer

Guy Manzurola
Aug 17, 2020 · 6 min read

This article is based on my own experience and opinions.

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A junior software engineer caught in the wild — Photo by Fernanda Greppe on Unsplash

You will solve problems

You will be seating and typing on your computer keyboard

You will use a lot of English

You will be treated much better than the average employee

You will have a lot of freedom

Sometimes you will sacrifice your free time

You will hear a lot of different opinions about technologies

In the long run, your interpersonal skills may prove more valuable than your development skills

You will have to work very hard if you want to be great

Don’t rely on anyone to build you professionally

The team you are assigned to may be more important than the company

You will meet extraordinary people

But you will meet some horrible people as well

Your work will sometimes go down the drain

It can get tedious and boring

Enjoy your career

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Guy Manzurola

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Software Engineer / Electronic Musician / Amateur Computational Linguistic

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Guy Manzurola

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