Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

I got this idea for a meme because in an email exchange with one specific friend I realized I have many friends who are geeks who work in various computer jobs (yeah, geek stereotypes holding true) but I have no idea what they actually DO. So I decided to create this meme for my broader friends list. I'm not tagging anyone but if you feel like it, post an overview of what your job actually entails. Be as general or specific as you like... but I know I'd like to have a better idea of what some of my friends really do for a living, and some of you might too.

My primary title is Embedded Software Engineer, which primarily means I develop software for embedded systems; embedded systems are things like the controller in your microwave or car or other bits of machinery. The primary difference between that and application development is that most of what I do talks to machines instead of people, but realistically I can do both quite well.

I also am the project lead for our software process, and am working into a position as the overall software architect. The first one means that I am managing the developers, the issues database, and keeping the visibility updated in concert with the program manager and the product stakeholders. Since there has never actually been a formal software process before, this is a big change for everyone, and so far everyone is really excited and happy. The second one means that I will be responsible for the overall "shape" of how the software is formed as we are fixing it.
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