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    1. What is hiring in software engineering like for a person with a specialization? (e.g. computer vision)

      (I figure I might have more success asking here than HN. Maybe I should get a lobste.rs account? If this is the wrong place, feel free to move.) My background isn't in software engineering -- it's...

      (I figure I might have more success asking here than HN. Maybe I should get a lobste.rs account? If this is the wrong place, feel free to move.)

      My background isn't in software engineering -- it's in ECE. The majority of my projects so far have been in implementing ECE theory, then evaluating those approaches experimentally. I may even pursue a master's focusing further on computer vision (image processing, data analysis, machine learning).

      My work is software adjacent, but I don't know if it's what you'd typically think of when you hear "software engineering". Most of the hiring advice I see online, though, geared towards pure software engineering grads. Silicon Valley and FAANG dominate the conversation. So, I have trouble parsing what advice is applicable to me, and what's only relevant for others. (e.g. should I be throwing myself into Cracking the Code Interview, and practicing algorithms and data structures? Do I even need a master's to pursue my niche?)

      How do I find out what's expected of me in a more specific field? How do I build a career that allows me to be a specialist, rather than a generalist?

      5 votes
    2. I'm a college student and I want to hear about your current job situation.

      There are so many options out there and it's hard to make a choice without knowing what you can even choose. What do you do, Tildes? Do you like it? How did you end up there? What do you wish...

      There are so many options out there and it's hard to make a choice without knowing what you can even choose. What do you do, Tildes? Do you like it? How did you end up there? What do you wish you'd done differently? Even if you just have a story from work you'd like to tell, I'd love to read it!

      21 votes