What should you expect in your first software engineering interview? That depends on the role you’ve applied for! Software engineering jobs tend to fall under two categories: domain-specific or general programming.  If you’re interviewing for a domain-specific role, expect the questions to center around the specific technology or programming language you specialize in, such as […]

On top of commanding an above-average starting salary, software engineers can expect regular opportunities to level up in their careers as they gain experience. While the ladder isn’t as straight and narrow as going from law clerk to making partner, after several years of web development experience, you have the clout to ask for a […]

The modern world is built on software. From banking to entertainment to transportation and everything in-between, software is at the foundation of nearly everything we do.  As the architects and builders of this foundation, the career prospects for software engineers are promising and lucrative. The demand for software engineers is expected to grow 21% over […]

What is the software development life cycle? The software development life cycle is a process for designing, developing and testing high-quality software. To land your first software engineering job, you’ll need to be able to describe the seven stages of SDLC. Hiring managers tell us that a crucial skill most new grads lack is production. […]

The agile methodology is a process for designing, delivering and testing high-quality software at the lowest cost and in the shortest possible time. The heart of the process centers around iterative development — namely, enabling teams to deliver faster with a greater ability to respond to change. While agile methods are also used in project […]

Full-stack, back-end, front-end — as a web developer, you can specialize in so many different areas. Which one should you choose? Do you need to know a bit of everything? Generally speaking, the more versatile you are as a developer, the more desirable you are to hiring managers. While Springboard’s Software Engineering Career Track prepares […]

In today’s era of omnichannel digital experiences, software engineers and UX design teams work together more closely than ever to design user experiences that are consistent and seamless across web and mobile.  Here’s how that collaboration works: when building a website or mobile application, the UX design team conducts UX research and user testing on various interfaces […]

It’s an eternal conundrum for new grads: how do I get a job with no experience if I need experience to get a job? Self-taught software engineers and those emerging from coding boot camps often lack crucial internship experience to land their first software engineering job. That said, you can still prove to recruiters that […]