"The people I work with; they are incredibly intelligent and are patient at teaching you when there are gaps of knowledge you need to know."
I work in the High Frequency Measurement division where I design the drivers for our modular PXIe products.
My degree complements my job because it was a degree primarily in object-oriented software design, which is what most of driver design is. What is different is the lack of hardware knowledge that came with my degree; when working with drivers you are working very close to the hardware where having a better understanding of the hardware can be an advantage.
Yes and no. No, because at the time I had no clue what direction my degree would take me so from that point in time I think I made the right choice to go out and find a job to find a direction. Yes, because I plan on going back to school for a master’s degree and now that I had a chance to get some real world experience I have a much better idea of what my master’s degree should focus on.
I come in and do my morning maintenance tasks, things like reviewing last night’s regression test results and emails I did not get to the previous day. Then I go to my standup meeting and after that I either work on features I’m trying to develop or put out fires need to be put out.
The people I work with; they are incredibly intelligent and are patient at teaching you when there are gaps of knowledge you need to know.