The rise of the “/Developer”—boosting your career with code
“My knowledge of front-end development allows me to make design recommendations from a feasibility and functionality standpoint, and it also allows me to be be an integral part of the decision-making process…”
It’s no secret that the job market for software developers is booming, but learning to code is a great investment even if you’re not interested in a pure programming position.
If you’re a marketer, salesperson, designer or customer service rep, building up your development skills can help you catapult your career toward hybrid roles that will make you an invaluable addition to any team.
A new crop of what we’re calling “/Developers” is emerging: bright, tech-literate professionals who use their coding skills to augment other critical business roles and responsibilities.
We’re highlighting some of these talented men and women to learn more about how their development skills have boosted their career trajectory. First up in this series: Jae Han Kim, an Integration Engineer at Olapic—an Operations pro who splits his time between client services and front-end dev work.
Growing up, Jae always found himself tinkering with technology and troubleshooting computer problems for his non-technical friends. He decided to study IT in college at Florida State University, but spent a lot of time teaching himself to build sites and applications through online resources. He started freelancing as a web designer while still in school, building a lot of Wordpress and Drupal-based CMS systems and themed sites.