I want to make sure the reason I'm leaving aligns with the companies I'm looking at or is this situation just me?
Basically I want to leave IBM because I feel like I'm not learning anymore and I'm being held back by the politics.
I think my goals and purpose for possibly leaving is reasonable, I want to find a company where I can grow alot, learn, and be independent to a degree ( Id still appreciate mentorship as I'm in really only in the cusp of my software development careers.
My current situation feels like I'm being babied, I'd like to be able to solve my own problems and design and implement with my own technical abilities instead of relying on others. So for all you IBMers I want to know if architecture and designing is strictly a political thing, ie it's something reserved for higher bands and DEs (distinguished engineers for u non big blue Bois) ? Or am I just in the wrong team, without giving too much away my lead is somewhat new to being a lead, and he solves alot of the issues for us or the DEs (over architect) some feature and were left to implement. How does one learn like this? Is this just a me situation? Is this an IBM only thing or could I face this at a company like amazon.
I want independence and some responsibility / ownership? Is that something that amazon / large companies that aren't IBM can give?
I've been mainly looking at startups because this seems to occur more in those environments ( could be a grass is greener effect though).
But larger companies tend to have better mentorship (?)
And because people will ask
TC 92k but its NC so I live like a poor king.
I want independence, responsibility, ownership and some mentorship.
Not to be coddled.