xero
dbcooper Wrote:What jobs do you guys have
software developer / devops

dbcooper Wrote:Do you like your job? What does the job entail?
yes. at my current job i started out as a webdev bug fixer. front and backend doing everything from css, sass/stylus/less, js (nodejs and client side), php, mysql, reddis, etc. my company does a wide variety of sites in many different technology stacks. it was all under the gun problem solving. challenging work when some of the bugs are only reproduceable on a certain platform/version. but i've recently moved to the devops team. devops is just a hip way to say modern *nix sysadmin. i've been writing automation scripts for our jenkins-ci server to automatically build docker images for stage and prod environments based on post commit hooks. then deploying the images to our mesos cluster with chef scripts. things that took a team of people an few hours to setup now happen automatically with the simple power of POSIX shell scripts :D

dbcooper Wrote:What education did you have before you got the job?
i got an associates degree in SAP (software application programming) to actually learn the art of software development.

then i got a bachelors degree in CS (computer science) with a minor in graphic design to actually get a job.
ashen
It's interesting the diversity of users we have here, honestly. Anything from highschoolers to sysadmins to Wendy's workers.

I'm still a highschooler, myself. This is my senior year though so I'm going to have to start working to help support the family next year because the good ol' government is taking away our tax money this upcoming summer because of god knows what.

Fun times all around. I'd like to work at a company that supports Open Source software, if possible, but those seem to be few and far between. I think an absolute requirement for a job for me, though, would be that I was able to independently work on my own projects without the company being able to claim ownership, since I've heard that's a thing that some companies will do.
dkeg
Currently I'm an IT Business Analyst. I do really enjoy the job. I am the glue between the business and the development folks. I find out what the business needs and document it into a specifications document.
I have a BS is Computing and Security Technology. Prior to this gig I had done web and application developement
work hard, complain less
darthlukan
I'm a Software Engineer for a Norwegian tech company. My formal title is "Digital og Web Utvikler" (Digital and Web Developer).

I do enjoy my job very much. My focus is integration, so most of my day is spent figuring out how to cleanly get disparate systems / technologies that were usually never designed to work together with other systems / technologies outside of their own ecosystems to play nice. It's fun work thanks to the interesting problems that need solving. It helps that I like learning new things, because oftentimes I'm learning new languages and frameworks, sometimes in as little as a day, other times over the course of months. I've had the same job for two different companies now, and this most recent company requires C# and .NET, so I'm learning a lot about those as well as how to get my Windows-related productivity to be on-par with my Linux-related productivity.

So far as education is concerned, my formal education is lacking. I didn't complete my degree due to life circumstances that warranted accepting a job prior to the completion of my studies (not to mention several deployments to Iraq), but I've had a lot of experience and a lot of personal study time. The biggest thing was sitting down and figuring out the most effective way for me to learn things quickly and in enough detail to do at least as good of a job as someone with formal education. I started my formal education in linguistics and adult language learning prior to making the move (changed major and school) to software development where I interned at Intel on their WiDi team and earned college credit for my contributions to various Linux distros (on top of extra credits provided by professors who recommended open source contributions). So yeah, my education is very broad and there are plenty of gaps in it, so I try really hard to learn as "completely" as possible in order to make up for that. Everything else is note taking and doing the thinking part :)
Github: https://github.com/darthlukan
CRUX Ports: http://ports.brianctomlinson.com
GPG: 3694569D
"We're all human, act accordingly." -- Me
ashen
(15-09-2015, 01:23 PM)darthlukan Wrote: My focus is integration, so most of my day is spent figuring out how to cleanly get disparate systems / technologies that were usually never designed to work together with other systems / technologies outside of their own ecosystems to play nice.

That seems like a pretty enjoyable job, actually. It's something I would definitely say I have a talent for already and allows for (or requires, really) a lot of creative thinking.
darthlukan
@ashen - I like it a lot and it does require a lot of "out of the box" thinking. There's a scene in a movie (Apollo 13, I think) where the scientists on the ground are sitting in a room full of equipment and one says something like: "We've got to get this(holds up round thing) to fit into this (holds up square thing) using nothing but this (motions to table of weird supplies that was never meant to be used together)." That's how I feel almost every day. To add to it, you've also got to deal with people and their notions of "how it should be done", so there's an element of conflict resolution involved. If you're prone to loud outbursts of anger in the face of difficult problems and nagging people that have no concept of what the problem is in the first place trying to tell you how to solve the problem, then I'd say look into something else. If, however, you're one of those people that could be stuck in the middle of a warzone with people parts getting blown up all over the place and still remain perfectly calm, then go for it!
Github: https://github.com/darthlukan
CRUX Ports: http://ports.brianctomlinson.com
GPG: 3694569D
"We're all human, act accordingly." -- Me
thetornainbow
Just left my stuffy corporate job working in Telecom for a company that does managed and cloud-based IT services. I work as System Admin I doing whatever needs doing with around 70/30 split of Windows/Linux environment. For the most part, I handle WAP and firewall configs, AD or Exchange issues, and network provisioning. The best part about the job is full access to CBT Nuggets and they pay for any certs you want to go for (provided you pass the exam). No matter how much I work with Windows, I can't bring myself to like it, so I have a full Cygwin X environment to keep myself sane.
josuah
(04-10-2015, 04:52 PM)darthlukan Wrote: Apollo 13

That is Apollo 13 for sure. :)

This seems an exciting job. Exciting on the inside, as: like you said:
(04-10-2015, 04:52 PM)darthlukan Wrote: still remain perfectly calm.
jaagr
Software Developer/Engineer working in the stock market domain with main focus on service operability. Most code written in Erlang, Scala and Java. I love it but I see a future where
I branch out and start something new.
mpr
I'm two months into an internship at an astrophysical research center. I work for a guy who is designing the active optics system for a large telescope. Active optics is the system that moves the mirrors of the telescope around in real time to account for disturbances in the atmosphere. It's been a lot to learn but super cool so far. I've worked on geometric simulations and ray tracing, which suits me because I prefer a good deal of math in my work. Been using python, C, and CUDA C++.
They wrote down my brain
on a hard knot of space,
You cannot turn me.




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