Stephan Schneider, Stellate Software Engineer, on Getting Into Coding; University Classes; Backend Passion; Dream Job; Triangulating Feedback; Effective Reflection; Learning Culture;… | Full Interview
A FFP interview with Stellate Software Engineer Stephan Schneider. Stephan is a Berlin based software engineer with a deep love for backend logic and a living example that attending meetups can help your career progression. He started working for Contentful after being on one of the meetups they hosted and stuck with them for many years, building and maintaining various APIs, including their GraphQL API from scratch. He later toured a few meetups to give back to the community by talking about the lessons learned - design decisions, developer experience and performance on scale - and ended up chatting with the Stellate team on one of those. Now he's an engineer for Stellate, doubling-down on what he loves to do: helping users with their backend APIs. Hear Stephan's perspective on: Getting into coding Love for hardware Overclocking CPUs Outdated university classes Leaving university First job Dream job requirements Back-End attraction CSS avoidance Internal framework downside Community adoption benefits Facebook’s recruiting masterstroke Longing to learn Pull request driven learning Triangulating feedback Delayed feedback reflection “Listening to listen” Gratitude Science Experiments w/ Kids New Job GraphQL Love Quitting Beloved Job Joining A Small Startup Productive Pair Programming Flow State Feeling Productive Starting vs Proceeding Main Stellate Learnings Striving For Excellence Frequent Retrospectives Liked-Learned-Long For Overstepping Developer Buy In Alignment Phase Feeling Heard and much more… We are currently hiring for a lot of new positions at Stellate. If you got interested in potentially working with us, please take a look at our hiring page.