Software Engineer (Female, Age 35) in irving, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Software Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||7 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
the organization is midsize–almost 1,000 people –the organization is dedicated to building software and hardware for healthcare industry
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I provide description documents and technical specifications for developers –I also program in java as well
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
vaation, personal time, flex time, medical, dental, stock options, 401k
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel that I am very well compensated for all of my efforts
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes it does and I enjoy managing and training people as well as working in a group to develop and test software
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work with both my upper manager as well as co workers
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||commute to the office–take any type of conference call|
|8am to 9am||get coffee and read emails –check to see what types of meeetings I have|
|9am to 10am||meeting with upper management to discuss plans for the week/month etc|
|10am to 11am||program or talk to people I manage|
|11am to 12pm||meet with lower level managers to discuss anythign that is pressing|
|12pm to 1pm||eat as well as handle any conference calls or employee issues|
|1pm to 2pm||work on code or designing documentation|
|2pm to 3pm||handle any client issues|
|3pm to 4pm||work on whateveris pressign|
|4pm to 5pm||finish up anything that is pressing for the day–i.e. amy type of deliveries or problems–i.e bugs etc|
|5pm to 6pm||get ready to leave unless there is something wrong at the office|
|6pm to 7pm||work a ltitle from home|
|7pm to 8pm||spend time with family|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
a friend of mine asked me to join his company
What was the application process?
submitted resume, interviewed with 4 different people 3 different times
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes I did. the process 1. a general interview about what I wanted out of this job where I see myself how I can help..etc 2nd was a technical interview where they asked me all types of projgramming questions and the third was a call back–what I wanted to come on board etc
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
I remember that they asked me why i wanted the job, what I could do to improve business, what my expectations were d
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes–I was able to tell my boss what i wanted to do and they got me the classes and training htat i wanted
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I had to get a college degree. take several management class, a masters, then training classes for java certification
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes-I got my degree which is needed these days to get my foot in the door and then for the position I wanted–I needed to get a masters
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
no I think that for a lower level job it might have but for this no
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get a degree and figuer out what you want to do–take a job that is something that you will be able to learn from–appreciate a job and what it offers even if its’ not something that you envisioned what it would be—
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
organizational and technical skills are important–I have to manage people so this takes tact as well as program software . you have to be flexible and be willing to do something that you might not expect to be doing. You should also have the ability to take criticsm and use it as a way of learning
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
I feel that you do need to be able to program and also work well wtih people
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
I would say that it’s easy to complain but it’s harder to learn from critism and appreciate what you do and in the bigger picture how it affects other people
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes—I want to continue to move ahead but also be proud of what I”m doing and also being able to work hard but not kill myself working
What are your current career goals?
work hard, play hard–not work work more than 50 hours a week–keep the people under me happy as well as the people above me happy
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I think that people think about what they don’t want in a job/career instead of what they do want….
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||its manager||6||135000||manange people, develop software, go to meeting, set up proposals, write out technical specs, interact with clients|
|Prior Job 2||software programmer||4||75000||develop and test progjrams|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.95
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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