Technology Careers

Career as a President, Software Developer
Day in the life as a Software Developer

Sam Healey
IT Specialty:
Software Developer
Job Title:
President, Software Developer
TSE Enterprises LLC

Q. How many years have you been in the IT field?
A. 9 Years

Q. What personality traits and skills do you possess that you feel help you in your specific IT field?
A. People skills, self-starter, taking responsibility.

Q. What steps does someone go through to get a job in this field?
A. Schooling helps. Experience is key – get a starting position and learn as much as you can to work your way up.

Q. What are ways to advance in your field?
A. Work on people skills and communication. Relationships are key to advancing in any job and IT is no different.

Q. What is the most enjoyable thing about your job?
A. The daily challenge of using a tool to accomplish something you otherwise couldn’t.

Q. What is the biggest challenge regarding your job?
A. Time management

Q. What are your daily tasks like?
A. Assess current projects and make any changes necessary. Choose a few items to work on. Assess progress near end of day and write out any new ideas.

Q. What skills do you use at work?
A. Management, programming, and client interfacing.

Q. What percentage of your day do you spend working independently or in a group?
A. 80% independently, 20% in a group.

Q. What is one thing you didn’t know about your field before getting into it that you wish you had known?
A. How important being able to efficiently and effectively research new ideas or problems.

Q. If you were a person getting ready to choose an IT major for college, what advice/guidance would you give them to help them decide between all the fields?
A. If you like working on projects and/or building things, programming is a good fit. A detailed oriented, organizational type of person might consider database administration/management. A very creative person should look at art design and publication.

Q. If you could give me one quote about the field of software development, what would it be?
A. IT is as necessary to society as nurses and doctors are. It is constantly changing and presenting new challenges and opportunities – never a dull moment in IT.