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(Iowa City, IA)

Dream Titles

In order of most to least interesting. (Bold = I’m Qualified Now, 🎓 = Additional Training Required)

🎓 Design System Developer
Technical Writer
Lots of roles with different titles include technical writing.
Flutter Engineer
AKA, Mobile Design Engineer
UX Engineer
Half UX design, half prototype and software development.
AKA, Design Engineer
Lead Software Engineer
With a focus on design and teaching.
Tools Engineer
Solutions Architect
🎓 UX Architect
One who designs and builds useful, usable, and delightful digital products using open technologies, a la
🎓 Systems Programmer
🎓 GUI Programmer (Video Games)
🎓 UI Engineer (Video Games)
🎓 Project Manager

Must-Haves

No more startups (unless I have more of a leadership role): Medium-large organizations only
~$100k salary (or equivalent)
Three weeks PTO
Health insurance, flexible sick time
Sane leadership and tempered expectations (software is hard)

Certifications

Project Management
Institutional Research
Google/Other Tech Certifications
Lots of specializations to choose from
Public Purchasing? (CPPB)

Back to School

Masters Degree in design from an accredited design school in Interaction, UX/UI, Service design, Design Research, Design Strategy, or similar

Teaching

Eligible teachers of math, science, or special education may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness. Other teachers may receive up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness.

Opportunities

Freelancing

Local

Small Businesses (e.g Software Companies)
Customer Service Roles

National

Alec Diaz-Arias works here

Resources

- Track the past, present and future of companies (Office locations, etc.)
- Collection of technical interview questions from companies anywhere from startups to FAANG!

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