Wireless Network Architect, HLR - Jasper Wireless
Morrisville, North Carolina
Possibly a little late for this, but in case it is useful for others... :)
My education was a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from an Engineering College in 4-year university. Because of my interests, I ended up with Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and other courses in addition to CS, Math, and the normal humanities for the degree. There was an option to go through the Arts and Sciences college, and people more interested in Business applications tended toward that degree.
My career has now extended for 30+ years (I graduated in 1983), and has covered a lot of topics. During my first job, I also went back to school part time and earned my Masters in Computer Science (not much night life, but having someone else pay for it was cool!). I have had work assignments mostly in "real time" (e.g. hardware control) and telecommunications (mostly the cell phone system).
In a very real sense, my jobs have a consistent pattern:
1. Learn about a goal, or problem, and work to understand it. This may be given to my by a boss directly, or may be discovered on my way to a larger goal.
2. Document the problem and a solution.
3. Take steps to implement the solution.
These have lots of variations, and can be very formal (multiple requirements reviews, code reviews, test case reviews, etc) or very informal ("Hey! I got it done... utility is ready to use"). Often times it take many days/weeks/months to achieve some of the goals, so keeping track of my time and making sure I don't forget some task is important.
Talking to others to get information I need, and to provide them information they need is also very normal. Again, this can be chatting over a cube wall, a formal meeting, or sitting in (or teaching) a class on a subject.
Pretty general, but hopefully you get a flavor. Hope your project went well... and that others can use this as well. :)
Last updated Dec 06 '17 at 16:29