A professional woman is sitting in a bright space at Verizon Media and looking to someone off-camera.
Roseanne Curtin, software engineer at Verizon Media. Image: Luke Maxwell/Siliconrepublic.com

Why leaving is the hardest part of this software engineer’s day

18 Oct 2019

Roseanne Curtin, a software engineer at Verizon Media, talks about a typical day in her job and the importance of teamwork.

Roseanne Curtin is a software engineer at Verizon Media, where she has been given opportunities to grow and develop her career.

As a software professional, a typical day in her job sees her tending to tickets to support her colleagues and clients, applying knowledge such as coding and overcoming the “inevitable” last-minute issues that crop up.

‘One thing’s for sure, there’s always something to learn, it’s always interesting’

But it’s not just a case of drawing on technical skills for Curtin to be able to carry out her job, as every day requires her to interact and collaborate with her peers to keep projects moving smoothly.

Her afternoons consist of stand-up meetings, allowing the team members to check in with one another, see where everyone is at and discuss any roadblocks that might arise.

“Teamwork is a very important part of it as well. I’m happy to be part of a team that’s really good, and we all get on together,” she told Siliconrepublic.com.

The challenge for Curtin in this busy role, however, is putting the work to bed and leaving it until the following day, or getting caught up in daily tasks and not setting aside time to look at the bigger picture.

“The hardest part of my day is probably leaving. It’s very easy to get caught up in one more thing, and one more thing, just to get a piece of functionality working,” she added.

“So the most challenging thing is taking the time out of the day-to-day in order to study technologies in more depth.

“But one thing’s for sure, there’s always something to learn, it’s always interesting, and you have the opportunity to continuously grow and develop.”

Watch the video above to find out more about life as a software engineer at Verizon Media.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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