What They Don’t Tell You About Being a… Software Engineer

What They Don’t Tell You About Being a… Software Engineer

Miranda Parkinson

January 31, 2023

Q: Don’t be shy, introduce yourself.

A: I’m Bernardo, a Software Engineer at Vyde.

Q: Software Engineer you say…what do you actually do?

A: Most of my work revolves around building and maintaining tools that enable our awesome Creative Team to create the best, attention-grabbing experiences they can.

Q: Best bit of your job?

A: The best and craziest part of my job is the fact that every change I make to our code is delivered to millions of users. A little stress inducing at times, but it mostly feels like you can very directly impact the success of the company and the end user’s experience.

Q: Okay – what’s a part of your job that could suddenly vanish and you wouldn’t cry about it?

A: Bugs… Not the creepy, crawly kind. The “why the heck is that button doing that?” kind.

Q: What’s a fact about media/advertising that everyone should know?

A: It’s just plain impossible to predict what end users find enticing. Experiment with different things and go with whatever the data says.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about working at Vyde? (And no, you can’t say the coffee machine).

A: Besides what I mentioned before on how your work gets seen by millions of people, I’d have to say the team! Vyde has managed to gather quite a great bunch of people that are an absolute pleasure to work with.

Q: Time for a quickfire round: go-to-afternoon snack?

A: Tea and biscuits for me.

Q: Loudest person in the office?

A: Hard to say. Sophie (Account Director) and Christian (VP Revenue & Partnerships) like to fight for the title.

Q: Cake Wednesdays or Drinks Thursdays?

A: Drinks Thursdays to prepare for Friday drinks.

Q: And, finally, what don’t they tell you about being a Software Engineer?

A: It can be daunting feeling like you need more experience before you’re ready for the job. What they don’t tell you is that it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about knowing how to learn on the go. And yes, learning is a skill you can get better at.

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