Software Engineering Manager (Male, Age 40) in San Diego, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleSoftware Engineering Manager
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationSan Diego, CA
Years Experience8 years

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
The firm I work for has over 10,000 employees world wide. They are a Telecommunications company that designs techologies used in all mobile communications

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I manage development and developer projects. I also provide both technical and functional direction to my direct reports as well as the customers my team supports.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health, Dental Optical, 401K, Employee Stokc purchase plans

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

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 work with both technical and non technical people on a daily basis and I enjoy it. I am able to bridge the gap for my customers and my team.

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 at an office – not all my time needs to be spent at the office and I could be more productive telecommuting from home 1 or 2 days a week.

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

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
8am to 9amPrepare for day. Organize tasks, determine priorities, reply to emails
9am to 10amStatus and communication meetings – keeping in touch with functional areas as well as members of the team
10am to 11amNew functionality Meetings – covering how we can focus on functional user needs and help them meet their business strategies
11am to 12pmGather up notes from all, complete action items and follow up on outsanding items
12pm to 1pmLunch
1pm to 2pmPrepare testing scripts and work with analysts to determine teting outcomes
2pm to 3pmPrepare testing scripts and work with analysts to determine teting outcomes
3pm to 4pmHigh Level Strategy Meeting to determine best approach for fulfilling busines Strategies
4pm to 5pmResearch new proof of concept project
5pm to 6pmReview emails, review teams accomplishments and determine priorities for the coming day and
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Freind referred me

What was the application process?
Submitted resume and interviewed many times

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes – I hadt to interview with at least 10 people over 3 days.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Technical expereince, what I knew about the company,m what I could bring to the company

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes- we had internal training. The company is very supportive of continued training / education.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

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

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Complete a Bachelors of Science, develop strong communcation skills and have a desire to perform good work.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They need strong communication, organiation and technical skills. They also need the ability to take ownership / responsiibility for projects and tasks.

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

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Work hard and the benefits will come

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes – I intended my degree to lead me down this path

What are your current career goals?
Move up the corporate ladder.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
People need to determine what they like to do and follow it.

Prior work history

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

Prior Job 1Programmer / Analyst5 years40KDeveloped MRP Software
Prior Job 2Senior Programmer / Analyst2 years50KDeveloped MRP Software

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.8San Diego StateComputer Science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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