Software Manager (Male, Age 45) in Algonquin, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSoftware Manager
Salary$160,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week60
Company Size(not answered)
LocationAlgonquin, NY
Years Experience14 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Defense electronics. 500-9999 employees. Worldwide recognized name.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Oversee many software projects with thousands of lines of code. Manage people, write proprosals, interact with customer, give briefings, forecast jobs, troubleshoot.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks vacation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Ortho, 401K

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes. I like this aspect.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Office, labs. Like having equipment to get the job done. Dislike it when equipment fails.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 3

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Advertising by the company.

What was the application process?
Got position through wife, who also got position.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. One interview. I flew to the site and met with several people, including HR and hiring managers.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Can’t remember.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. Technical and managerial seminars were provided.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes. On the job reading and seminars offered through the company.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I have a BSEE and MSEE.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get bachelor’s degree, minimal. Master’s a plus. Be good with people and be good at troubleshooting. Willing to work long/odd hours a plus, too.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Good with people, good at troubleshooting, willing to work long/odd hours. Dedication, writing skills, and intelligence.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t waste time on the job. Get the job done right the first time. Admit your mistakes and get along with others.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Officer5 yrs
Prior Job 2Software Manager14 yrs160000Oversee many technical software programs

Educational background

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High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
4U of IBSEE
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
4UCSBMSEE

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