I think Software Engineers are highly coveted and sought after
@DwayneTheCockJohnson, you'd think so. Yet I still can't get a software job with my degree, internship experience, and high GPA.
@Amethyst Sky, the trick is knowing your way around hardware too, I recommend getting a raspberry pi and messing with it, if you’re into embedded
@Prince super Vegeta , mmmmm pie 🥧
@Amethyst Sky, where do you live? I’m a mechanical engineering looking for jobs and all I see are software jobs
@dshira, Portland, OR. There are a lot of software jobs to apply for, they're just not looking for entry workers. And there's tons of those stupid recruiter companies that just collect resumes and then never respond again, or worse, try to steal ssn's.
@Amethyst Sky, well the problem that you run into is that a lot of companies only need 1 very solid software engineer and that fulfills all their needs. Software engineering is very rarely needed (usually towards the end of big mechanical project to program vfds and stuff to run the machines) but when it's needed it's REALLY needed.
A lot of companies that hire software engineers (especially small companies) will often times train them to do other things for the company for when they don't have programming work to do, such as sales or marketing.
Unless you work for a giant tech firm or a pure coding company or even cyber security, then software development just usually isn't needed around the clock.
You'll have 2 months free while your co-workers build a machine and then when it's finally done you'll have like 3 or 4 days of solid work and then you'll finish the project and then be looking for stuff to do again.
Kind of upsetting really.
@Prince super Vegeta , I am an embedded systems developer and personally I do a lot of work on the stm32 family of micros. It's lots of fun and I would recommend just automating whatever you can whenever!
@Amethyst Sky, apply to jobs you don't qualify for, sometimes there are other internal listings you do qualify for. I once went for an interview for one position and got a job for a different position that wasn't posted.
@random09, that's basically all I'm applying for at the moment. Very few entry level positions available
@Amethyst Sky, yup, just keep applying! We are in demand but your first job is always the hardest to get!
@random09, do you have any tutorials? The nucleo board I have requires a special stm wayof coding. The sensors I need to use on it have a library written by adafruit. My question is how do you convert code from adafruit library to stupid stm syntax? :(
@SacState, what's the library? Usually you can make a few small changes and it will work. Your best bet is to try and find a library that is just C code, nothing board speciffic
@Amethyst Sky, try outside of state too, there’s a lot of places if you can spin your resume and sell yourself right, sw dev is a very hot commodity rn. Especially entry level, even if the job doesn’t describe it as entry level apply, employers like this because this way they can spin young talent into whatever role they need since they’re so much more flexible. You can even try entering internships first then applying internally through your direct management. Longer but easier route imo
@random09, check out yocto Linux, I use it for building images for work, it’s really interesting, I just started embedded myself a year ago right after graduating
@Prince super Vegeta , I found a lot of the internships I tried to apply to would automatically reject due to the fact that I'm done with school. I have been applying to places in California, Washington, and Idaho though. I figure everything is remote anyway, so it just has to be in the same time zone.
@Amethyst Sky, you’re not looking for jobs the right way.
“48 Day to the Job I Love” by Dan Miller.
@Child Slapper, looks like that book is more about figuring out what career is right for you, not applying to jobs better
@Amethyst Sky, it’s actually about the job application process! Several chapters of application, resume, and interview knowledge. I’ve not been turned down from a job since reading it!! And it even teaches you how to negotiate higher pay/salary!! I got a job with a small business in 1 day and in less than a month I’m raising my salary by 2.5-3x!! I was offered 1.5 more before negotiations!! The book is sooo worth it!! Trust me!!
Ha! must work for riot games
@Nogard, haha gottem
@Nogard, riot must have Todd Howard on staff with all the bugs
Thank god I got a useful degree in EE. Get wrecked nerds
@BigJohnson86, the chad EE vs the virgin CE
As a software engineer, can confirm spaghetti code is what I make.