Ex-lawyer and Software Engineer, Ranjit was almost 3 years into development when he got in touch with us. Throughout his journey, he jumped from startup to startup, which meant limited exposure to codebases at scale. He had doubts about the depth of his knowledge and the quality of the mental models he’s built so far regarding software development. At that point, he started thinking about how to get to the next level and that’s when we got in touch.
Given his startup experience and his self-taught journey, the issues that Ranjit faced were many. On one side, he had to build on his existing knowledge and add more depth to the mix of experiences he’s got. On the other side, he had to widen his experience, particularly on the side of best practices and big-picture understanding (infrastructure, software architecture).
We’ve got to work and after a few weeks working on the foundations, Ranjit started checking out the market with the intention of just getting some feedback. In a matter of weeks he landed an offer that completely blew his expectations, with a 100% salary increase, touching six figures in the London market in his 3rd year of writing code. Way beyond his wildest dreams, he is not motivated to keep growing and working towards the next step.