Jobs in Tech 101

Product Development

Do you love building products, automating inefficiencies, squashing problems, and bending software to do your bidding?

Product Development
Product Development might be the field for you if:

Product development professionals have strong reasoning abilities and enjoy critical thinking. They are curious about how things work and have a tenacity for solving problems. Product developers are voracious learners who enjoy challenging tasks, and they’re not afraid to take on something new.

Lindsay Siovaila, Lead Solutions Engineer at Salesforce

“The variety and continually changing landscape of tech are really exciting to me. I feel like we've barely scratched the surface on the potential that tech has to influence the world and integrate with other industries, and it's exciting to know that I'm in the middle of it all.”

Sound interesting? Here are some occupations in this field:
Software Engineer

Software engineers write, edit and test programs and tend to specialize in a few areas of development, such as networks, operating systems, databases or applications, and each area requires fluency in its own set of computer languages and development environments.

DevOps Engineer

DevOps engineers work with software developers, system operators and other tech staff to oversee code releases. They build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations, and troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments.

Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality assurance engineers are responsible for assessing the quality of specifications and technical design documents in order to ensure timely, relevant and meaningful feedback. They are involved in planning and implementing strategies for quality management and testing.

A Software Engineer's day might include:
8:00 AM

Attend the morning scrum meeting and chat about yesterday's progress and today's goals toward our projects

Check in with my project manager and discuss objectives to accomplish during the next sprint period

Meet with colleagues to discuss an idea on how to tackle a QA issue in our code

12:00 PM

With no afternoon meetings, get ready to code!

Open and manage several tickets for coding issues that were identified in our project management system.

Polish up our code and close out tickets in our project management system before I head out the door.

8:00 AM

Attend the morning scrum meeting and chat about yesterday's progress and today's goals toward our projects

Check in with my project manager and discuss objectives to accomplish during the next sprint period

Meet with colleagues to discuss an idea on how to tackle a QA issue in our code

12:00 PM

With no afternoon meetings, get ready to code!

Open and manage several tickets for coding issues that were identified in our project management system.

Polish up our code and close out tickets in our project management system before I head out the door.

You could work at a company like:

Meet Lindsay Siovaila, Lead Solutions Developer at Salesforce

Lindsay's career path took her from creative design to full-stack developer all while working for the same company -- Salesforce. Read about her role as a community leader in tech in this post.

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Meet Kavitha Nambiar, Software Developer at MicroMetl Corporation

Kavitha's job in tech is as a software developer in Indianapolis. Read about a day in her life and see her recommendations for learning how to code and program.

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Michael Hockerman chose incredible Indy over West Coast wow

Michael had several opportunities upon graduation, but even the west coast couldn't lure him away for long. Read his story and find out how Xtern and Indy Tech Fellowship kept this Purdue grad working in Indiana tech.

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Product Development

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

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Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & Office Admin

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.