what do engineers do at big tech companies

GE / Ops PK-RC10
Sep 12 22 Comments

Just a general question from somebody outside the tech scene - what do engineers (YOU) do at established tech companies?
*instagram - no changes to the front end, no new feature.. what do you do all day?
*facebook - same old just a refreshed interface every long time
*Netflix - mobile app’s remained the same, roku the same, etc
*uber - ??? maybe the layoffs were waranted

note: google, microsoft, amazon I get

no sarcastic answers please ... be descriptive

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  • Walmart tm sucks
    Play ping pong and eat free food
    Sep 12 2
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      Serious answers only pls
      Sep 12
    • Google Ben Dover.
      They are being serious.
      Sep 12
  • Google watashi wa
    Eat 🍌
    Sep 12 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Create new ways to get more of your personal information without you knowing the difference
    Sep 12 1
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      😂🤪😂
      Sep 12
  • Apple / Eng
    DrCool

    Apple Eng

    BIO
    Software engineer
    DrCoolmore
    I’m building software tools and systems to help non-engineers do their job.

    That’s one category of engineering.

    There’s another category which is to build software systems to try to improve customer/user experience.

    I think every engineer falls into one or both of those categories.
    Sep 12 2
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      Apple I totally get... they release new things and they’re growing their services business, tv, os etc
      Again facebook uber instagram
      Sep 12
    • Apple / Eng
      DrCool

      Apple Eng

      BIO
      Software engineer
      DrCoolmore
      Those engineers are probably either working on new features or products that the customers will use. Or they are working on internal tools that people inside the company will use :D
      Sep 12
  • Netflix Roko
    If you think Netflix is only a mobile app from software perspective, you are lost
    Sep 12 1
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      Don’t know why you made that assumption.... what do you or your colleagues do on a daily bases?
      Sep 12
  • Netflix fMCE7GKL
    Writing software to help produce movies.
    Sep 12 2
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      Explain pls
      Sep 17
    • Netflix notnotreed
      Budgeting, planning, dubbing, onset logistics, script/screenplay parsing & analysis, daily shot approvals, visual fx data pipelines...
      Sep 17
  • Roku
    roku🚀

    Roku

    PRE
    Yahoo, Oath
    roku🚀more
    Blind
    Sep 12 0
  • Google topCon
    FB is working on that super duper Portal...that uses Alexa 😂
    Sep 12 1
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      Yeah FB has lost it’s mojo 😏
      But I guess it pays well so who cares
      Sep 12
  • Cerner @BigData
    Hmmm how about thinking from let’s say VM based application deployments to Containers, or from something written in old technology/language to new technology/language.

    Post 2017 buzz word of Microservices, bringing old monolith to new pattern.
    Sep 12 1
    • GE / Ops PK-RC10
      OP
      No I get it don’t get me wrong... but why does FB for example need so many engrs just for this?
      Sep 12
  • Netflix / Eng OA3
    Netflix. Improvement is being made everywhere. But the biggest new thing is the studio.
    Sep 12 0
  • Google Ben Dover.
    Bug fixing
    Sep 12 0
  • Cadence / Eng
    pretzle

    Cadence Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    pretzlemore
    Some of us try hard to change the opinion you hold (no change, same old....)
    Sep 12 0

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