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Software Engineers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:45)


Roger Hoover works on weather balloon instruments for a major high tech company.

Software Engineers: Career Beginnings (00:48)

Hoover has always been interested in math and science. While in college, he did programming work for a professor and gravitated toward software rather than hardware.

Software Engineers: Keys for Success (00:52)

You need to enjoy computing or making computers do what you want; it is helpful to be interested in math and science.

Software Engineers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:09)

Obtain a bachelor's degree in science or arts. After college, experience takes over. Stay abreast of current technology.

Software Engineers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:30)

Hoover has been working at home for the past year. He recalls a collegial atmosphere when working in an office. Traveling is optional.

Software Engineers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:52)

Focus on experience and education. Attend a college with a co-op program. Use the internet as a source of learning and volunteer in community groups.

Software Engineers: Day on the Job (02:13)

The stage of a project dictates Hoover's daily activities. He attends weekly project management meetings.

Software Engineers: Industry Goals and Services (00:59)

The industry aims to provide meteorologists with reliable and accurate weather measurements.

Software Engineers: Industry Challenges (00:35)

Challenges include security and software reliability.

Software Engineers: Looking at the Future (00:55)

Software engineers will be in demand just as much as they are today, but there will likely be more automation in software development. Weather data may use satellites instead of balloons.

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Software Engineers—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a software engineer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Roger Hoover talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in software. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 11 minutes

Item#: BVL138544

ISBN: 978-1-64023-620-2

Copyright date: ©2017

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