How to quickly become an SDE after working at a startup
I’m currently employed as a data scientist for a startup in life sciences here in Seattle. Primarily I work on AWS architectures/pipelines with Python, using services like s3, ec2, batch, Lambda, etc. not too much data science, but a little here and there. I’ve been here for almost 9 months, have a BS in biomedical engineering, a certificate in data science from a local universities professional development program, and my first two jobs out of school (the startup is my third job) I didn’t stay for longer than a year. Those jobs also weren’t programming intensive at all. I am still a Leetcode newbie, need to learn a LOT about DS&A. The startup is running out of funding and I’m worried that we might not make it to the next round before going belly up in Nov. My questions are: how long would it take to get ready for a job as a SDE/SWE somewhere in Seattle after this experience, given that I don’t have a CS degree, I’m pretty good at Python and AWS, okay at SQL, and I have enough $ saved up to study full time for about 4 months. What would be the best steps to take if the company fails?