Building The Ultimate Software Engineer

Monday, February 2, 2009 ·

build ultimate For the past few months I’ve been interviewing clients, typically Dev Team Managers, to learn what they look for and what they really need in a software engineer. Thus, the ideas around the “Ultimate” is built from an aggregate source of hiring mangers. For clarification, like this blog, this series of posts will not include the “Ultimate” technical aspect of being a software engineer. We assume you went to school or learned on your own and have a very good understanding, and a passion, about the tools and technology, yada yada yada. My hope is these posts will give you a clue as to what hiring managers are looking for outside of just tech skills. 

This will be a multiple part series or I guess a frequent part of my blog as I define the “Ultimate” Software Engineer. I’ll be adding to this list (I assume I’ll make it a list of ten topics) as time allows.

1. Build Your Professional Network  

2. Communication Breakdown

3. Big Picture

4. Initiative

5. The Customer

6. Asking for Help

7. Learn the Business

8. Continued Skills development

9. Asking Questions

10. Passion

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