Series: Career Pathways for Software Engineers

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Articles in this series:


Resources for software engineers at every stage of their career, from interviewing to making lateral moves, and more.

A career in software engineering is a journey, not a destination, and one that can take many paths—usually with plenty of interesting twists and turns along the way.

At Two Sigma, where more than half of our 1,600+ employees are engineers, we happen to think that’s a feature, not a bug. Still, navigating that journey successfully takes hard work, resourcefulness, and continuous learning over the long term.

In this series, Two Sigma Insights highlights a number of articles to help support engineers at various stages of their careers, from interviewing and spearheading projects to making lateral moves and keeping their skills current.

Getting started as an engineer

There’s no doubt that engineering is a highly competitive field, and making the jump from a university classroom to an office takes concerted effort. We’ve put together a number of resources for those just getting started in their careers, including:

(By the way, if you’re still in school and thinking about interning at Two Sigma, be sure to check out our Internships page.)

Many roads to success

As in many fields, engineers often don’t discover their true passions until they’re already in the workforce and have had a chance to try on a few different hats. The following articles provide perspectives and lessons learned from Two Sigma engineers who’ve made the move from one area to another:

Keeping your skills sharp

Technology continues to evolve at a dizzying pace, so continuously learning new skills is essential to succeeding as an engineer. Luckily, many learning resources are readily available online. At Two Sigma, we place a heavy emphasis on learning—and on having fun while doing it. Learn more here:

Summing Up

Keep an eye out for additional articles in this series.

In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about how Two Sigma supports its engineers’ growth and development, check out our series, Elevating Your Skills as a Two Sigma Engineer.

And if you’re curious about working at Two Sigma, you can learn more about our teams, culture, and the work we do here.

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