Beyond Software Engineering

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April 03, 2017

Beyond Software Engineering

Considering a career in technology? Great! Join Dasmer Singh, Product Manager at Venmo, as he walks through the the different positions that form technology companies as well as the respective responsibilities of each role. He will also describe how to transition roles and how to accelerate your career growth at a technology company.

Dasmer graduated from Columbia Engineering in 2013. He started working at Venmo in 2014 where he transitioned from iOS Engineer to Strategy Associate and then a Strategy Associate to a Product Manager.

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Dasmer

April 03, 2017
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  1. Beyond Software Engineering Dasmer Singh - March 29th 2017

  2. Agenda 1. My career path 2. Positions at technology companies

    3. Changing roles and accelerating your career in tech
  3. Background: Columbia to Venmo Graduated from Columbia Engineering Started at

    JP Morgan Left JP Morgan Learned iOS Development + Released 6 apps in the App Store Started as an iOS Engineer at Venmo May 2013 June 2013 August 2013 February 2014
  4. Background: Columbia to Venmo

  5. Background: Columbia to Venmo

  6. Background: My apps in the Apple App Store

  7. Background: Columbia to Venmo Graduated from Columbia Engineering Started at

    JP Morgan Left JP Morgan Learned iOS Development + Released 6 apps in the App Store Started as an iOS Engineer at Venmo May 2013 June 2013 August 2013 February 2014
  8. Background: Transitioning Roles at Venmo iOS Engineer February 2014 July

    2016 Product Manager January 2016 Strategy Associate
  9. Background: Features I’ve Built at Venmo

  10. Background: Transitioning Roles at Venmo iOS Engineer February 2014 July

    2016 Product Manager January 2016 Strategy Associate
  11. Background: Post Venmo Business School September 2017 ??? Start a

    Company?
  12. Why technology?

  13. 1. Passion

  14. 2. Ability to make immediate and massive impact

  15. What are the (entry-level) roles at technology companies?

  16. Software Engineering 1. iOS 2. Android 3. Web 4. Platform

    5. Dev-Ops 6. Quality Assurance 7. Support Engineer
  17. Product 1. Product Manager 2. Designer 3. User Experience Researcher

  18. Strategy & Operations 1. Strategy Associate 2. Business Operations Analyst

    3. Data Science Analyst
  19. Customer Support 1. Support Representative

  20. How to transition roles at a technology company

  21. How to transition roles at a technology company 1. Excel

    in your current role
  22. How to transition roles at a technology company 2. Take

    on responsibilities of the role you want to assume to the extent you can
  23. How to transition roles at a technology company 3. Communicate

    your desire to change roles to the team you want to switch to
  24. Q & A @dasmersingh