How to expand skillset

Oct 4, 2019 2 Comments

I started my engineering career as a mobile developer, kind of got familiar with both platforms but now narrowed mainly into Android work now. I want to expand my skillset into other areas like backend engineering or ML or something more interesting. My current job is just a chase of bugs and feature fix in an Android app that is sort of already legacy in my opinion. I feel stuck and need advise on how to get out of this? Should I take few months break and complete some education and look for a job in different areas? It takes couple of years to get comfortable with new technology/language and every job I see wants "experienced/specialized" engineer in whatever stack they are working in. How do you deal with it?

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  • Infosys BRY47
    I have seen job descriptions that I know are just fluff language. Apply and try to get the interviews anyways. A referral also helps. Another option is an internal transfer to a different role, maybe somewhere in Watson if you want to go into ML.
    Oct 4, 2019 0
  • Snapchat bFCN68
    Get a toy project, play with it, learn more about the topics of your interest and then decide if it will be fun. Also, backend and ML work can be mostly bug fixes and maintenance too.
    Oct 4, 2019 0


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