Day in the life of a Twitter Software Engineer

Twitter Software Engineer: Josh and Katie: “Follow me through a typical day in the life as a Software Engineer in San Francisco. I’ve been working full time for the past 18 months and it’s been an amazing experience. This video is my attempt to show you a day in my life. Morning workout, commuting to work, work environment, meals, it’s all here!”

What does a Software Engineer do ?

Software Engineers work on developing new software, maintaining existing software or deploying/supporting existing systems. An Internship/Apprenticeship can involve gaining hands-on experience working within a company and time at college.

What are the daily tasks of a Software Engineer?

  • Solving problems and debugging issues with the software you or someone else has written.
  • Writing documentation or reading documentation.
  • Writing and developing code
  • Team meetings
  • Code Reviews
  • Uses computer science principles to develop software solutions

How do I get into this career?

Just start learning. The best way to become a developer is to actually sit down at a computer and start programming. Your first program will most likely fail, but then you will learn how to overcome it and learn why it didn’t work.

WikiHow has 3 awesome ways to become a software engineer. If you would like to check them out, please click the following link

Macbook on a table
Macbook on a table


If you enjoyed a day in the life of a Twitter software engineer and are now potentially considering becoming one, the next thing you have to worry about is whether you need a degree or some sort of qualification to become one.

You technically don’t need any qualifications to become a software engineer, you can gain the knowledge via practice, however If you want to get a qualification then you can and this will potentially boost your chances of gaining a career in software engineering, but there are other ways than just a degree at a university. There are hundreds of online courses now offering to teach you for free in most cases and will almost always result in a certificate at the end. These are great as you are not only learning along the way, but also are ending up with something to prove that you have taken time out of your spare time to become knowledgeable in software development.

While software development is 90% all about writing amazing code, there is the 10% that isn’t so fun. This is where these courses also come in great, they teach you the 10% while learning how to write code and make it fun and easy for most people.

The average salary for a software engineer is around £36,000. But that doesn’t mean you cant earn more. Engineers at Facebook and Bloomberg LP are making upwards of £60,000 for your average employee.

At Sculpt Success we love to see day in the lives of loads of different jobs just as much as you guys do. So, if you want to see any type of job, in particular, send us a message on our Contact Page.

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