I have a degree in software engineering. And yet somehow my project role always becomes "relaying messages for men incapable of talking to one another bc otherwise the project would fall off a cliff"

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Well wouldn't be the case if you were a software developer / data scientist instead of consultant. I shifted away from consulting and work in analytics now and am 100 times happier.

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I'm on an analytics team, meant to be in a developer role, and keep getting relegated more and more client and project management bc the M and SM on the project are terrified of the client & dont do big picture stuff, they just want to code.

Shift to a tech/ product company :) it's not 100% coding/ analysis but atleast it's 70-30 insead of other way around.

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Yuuuuuup now that I'm working on 😊

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Omg I totally understand! I'm a software developer too but somehow spend so much more time than my peers managing documents and facilitating meetings and taking notes and things like that. Not that I want to but because none of the other developers on my team (men) seem to have the organizational skills to do those kind of things themselves. I get insecure that I'm being perceived as less technical and getting typecast into the "more girly" role. What I've been trying to do lately is spin my situation into a story of me having a unique skillset that no one on my team has. I've also made the claim that the team depends on me to run things from a day-to-day perspective. It's a work in progress, but my goal is to establish a reputation for bringing both technical and organizational skills to a project in a way that not many people do. If you can make a name for yourself as a developer/manager hybrid, it's actually pretty valuable! You just might need to get a little creative with how you frame it.

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I work for a tech company and we’re hiring a software developer, if interested! 100% remote!

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