Need career advice!

Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
Apr 30 23 Comments

I am in a situation where I have no idea what should I do next!

I am developer and have 8 years exp. My work has been mostly on clouds technologies (Salesforce,AWS, Heroku). I think my growth is stagnant now but want to grow more.

Any suggestions on what should I do next?Here are few things I am thinking:

1. MBA and try to be a TPM
2. Certifications for architect and try to be a solution architect
3. Learn new language (python, mobile development or some ML stuff) and try for Sr. SDE
4. Just chillax and become more lazy!

Any suggestions will be helpful.

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  • Uber / Product chocobears
    Buy a Sportsmobile van and travel the country, interviewing people as you go
    Apr 30 3
    • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
      OP
      That’s totally sounds like an Uber employee!!! 😂😂
      Apr 30
    • He was the bar raiser at Uber because he loves to travel
      Apr 30
    • Nvidia ECTT56
      Gotta get that side interview on
      May 10
  • Amazon qmmyuuews
    Put all your energy on Leetcode and System design.
    Apr 30 11
    • Amazon qmmyuuews
      Trust me I have been into your shoes. Yeah you can still apply for SDE2 role.
      Apr 30
    • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
      OP
      Some hope! Will LC and design problems be sufficient or I have to gain some domain knowledge as well? If so what would be best to learn python for AI/ML or mobile development.
      Apr 30
    • Amazon qmmyuuews
      Don’t spend too much time learning new language or skills for job change. You can always learn these things while working. I would completely focus just on LC and System Design.

      I did the same thing and got offer in 3months.
      May 1
    • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
      OP
      Oh nice that’s very helpful. Any suggestions from where should I study system design? Already studying LC!
      May 1
    • Amazon qmmyuuews
      I started with head first design pattern. Also did research on design architecture of messenger, prime etc
      May 1
  • Do you like managing people more and doing less technical stuff. Want to see a hefty increase in salary but also have more direct responsibility if shit hits the fan - go MBA

    Do you want to stay technical but want higher pay and more tech responsibility - go Sr. SDE

    If money is not a concern (or you are not feeling greedy for more) and you are happy where you then chill

    If you want to a hybrid between the previous 3 options go architect
    Apr 30 3
    • Twitch / Mktg Poor_AF
      non technical staff in silicon valley are second tier citizens. Someone with 8 yoe can easily get 400k plus tc at a fang. MBA people, unless you're like a Pm or something, get half of that.

      If you're in technical role, I would advise you to stay in technical as wlb and pay is better. Wasting 2 years in MBA paying 200k and opportunity cost is a shitty proposition
      Apr 30
    • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
      OP
      Is 400 tc specific to a domain or in general?
      Apr 30
    • Twitch / Mktg Poor_AF
      That's typical silicon valley pay for a sde with 8 yoe. Bruh youre on Blind, just read through everyone's shit posts about their tc or go to levels.fyi and check benchmark salary at different companies
      Apr 30
  • Expedia / Eng IMAlilTpot
    If you're a sr and have AWS experience, DM me. We're hiring and doing interesting things.
    Apr 30 1
    • Slalom Consulting / IT jfbr56
      OP
      More of Salesforce less of AWS and Heroku
      Apr 30
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    Learn infosec or security engineering
    May 9 0

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