I’m excited to announce that last month I started work in my new role as a Staff Software Development Engineer at Dexcom. Dexcom is a continuous glucose monitoring medical device company based out of San Diego, CA.
The transition is a big change for me, for three reasons:
- The Staff Software position demonstrates the bifurcation of software career paths, the other software career path being management. A staff position represents a commitment to developing a deep technical knowledge of a chosen discipline.
- Dexcom is a massive company. In 2021 it had over 7,000 employees, putting it in the same league as Steelcase. The difference is that Dexcom is technology company, whereas Steelcase is a manufacturing company. This means a significant shift in the technological complexity of the infrastructure and architecture involved due to the number of contributing engineers.
- This is my first time I’ve been professionally involved in the medical field. Medical devices are heavily regulated (and rightly so!), which means a significant increase in the amount process, paperwork, and procedures when developing new features and releases.
Overall I’m ecstatic to be a part of the Dexcom team and am looking forward to helping people with diabetes live happier, fuller lives.comments powered by Disqus