Do you know that you can change career paths in Codelab? Have a look at Damian’s experience who started first as a software tester and then became a software engineer.
My journey with Codelab began back when I was on the second year of my college – I was hired as a test engineer. It was my first contact (excluding college) with working in IT. I got into the automotive project, it consisted of performing tests on embedded device. The project was interesting – thanks to that and to very helpful people in the project I “soaked in” quickly. Except for doing manual tests there was a need to write automated tests from time to time, which gave me a lot of satisfaction – this, and the fact that from the beginning of my studies I was drawn to programming, pushed me towards the decision to change my career path – from tester to programmer.
there was no beating around the bush, just from the beginning only the specifics
I informed my manager about my decision and her reaction surprised me very positively – she replied that she would try to find me a “mentor” as soon as possible, under whose auspices I would perform the task in C++. Not even a week went by and I was assigned to a very experienced programmer. The task I was given was to create a custom SQL-based database engine using mainly the mechanisms of the object-oriented paradigm in C++. My mentor gave me positive feedback on the code I wrote, which ultimately opened the door to a career as a programmer. In general, I am very pleased that the company is open to the decisions of employees such as mine – there was no beating around the bush, just from the beginning only the specifics.
This is how I became a software engineer in a few months (not counting the time spent waiting for a suitable project). In my current project, I am writing, debugging, modifying scripts written in Python whose task is to process a large amount of data.