Software Engineer 

(Female, Age 30) from Marlborough, MA

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job Title Software Engineer
Salary $75,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Marlborough, MA
Years Experience 7 years

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Interest Rating 0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I am working for the massaxhussetts state health department.The size is almost 150-200 .

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I ma developing the software for the different projects aswellas do oracle programming.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

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

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 have ot interact with the fellow team people & That is th ebest part of mu job.I like doing it.

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 have my own cabin for my privacy but not completelt secluded since I have to interact with others.It is locate di in th ecentre of the city.I like that.

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: 3
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
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8am to 9am Days tarts at 8.00am.Logging on to syatem & checking the schedule for the day.Starting from where the previous day has ended.Writing codes for the software still under development.Aswellas enquiring about ant any chnage sin the clients requirements
9am to 10am chnaging the software as per clients specifications.Writing the codes & testing the commands .Selecting specific client oriented tasks & end-user tasks & giving commands & testing for the correctness o fthe software.
10am to 11am Trying to rectify any errors that occur in the software that has come to light while testing.aswellas trying to combine another part of the software being coded my another team member & see the coordinated application.Discussing the problems with the team member
11am to 12pm Working on the software for error free end user applications
12pm to 1pm Lunch break
1pm to 2pm A meeting with the team manager about the several satges of the project & how the member sare co-ordinating for the final error-free end product.
2pm to 3pm Several members of the team are asked about their contributions & the improvements in their contributions towards the product.
3pm to 4pm MAke a note of each individual’s achievements & who are the ones to be contacted & coordinate dwith for the future stages.
4pm to 5pm And for further stages of the product, trying to know about the several sources of input .
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Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
Submitted a resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes .There were several stages of interview.First a gewneral interview testing the communiucation skills & previous expertise .After that a detailed interview related to software skills & experience in the field.Then a last HR interview.All these were of one-one type.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
A lot of questions comprising my education, my software skillset.My experience in previous projects…Different locations of my ob & many questions realted to how certain problems were tackled in previous projects while developing new software.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
YES.At the time opf interview itself, he explained me the nature of the work & what they expect from me if I land in that position.So, by the time I took the position, I was well aware of my job responsibilities.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No particular training for this specific position.But I trained myself with many software skills generally required for many softwar epositions.

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

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?
THey have to improvise their software skills & soft skills.aswell they need to have some experience since my job position needs experienced people in the related sector.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
They need to have social skills since they have to interact with fello team memberson a daily basis.Aswell, they nend to have good technical skills to get along with the day to day problems of developing new software.Organisation skils will take you far in the career development.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes , a minimum of 3 year college study with 5 year experinece with software skils are minimum mandatory for the position.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
see above

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes absolutely.I get to learn many aspects of managing the projects aswell which one day will help me to actually become a project manager also.

What are your current career goals?
TO continue in the present position & learn & have fun.& as and whne a new position occursas a manager would like to grab it..

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
good learning experience, having fun & interacting with many people, getting to know them……….all helps in th ebetterment & advancement of career

Prior work history

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

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 softwar edeveloper 3years 70000 DEvelop software & maintain data for several pharmacy realted applications.
Prior Job 2 software developer 2years 65000 DEvelop software & test the quality of the software for games also

Educational background

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India n/a
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india n/a

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