Day in the Life: Software Engineer at a Silicon Valley Startup

Do you dream in code? Is Silicon Valley where you want to work after graduation? If you thought, “heck yeah!” or “…maybe…”, then you’ll want to follow @PennCareerDay on Wednesday, September 18th when Stanley Wang tweets about his day as a Software Engineer with BrightEdgestanley.  To learn more about Stanley, read his bio below and be sure to follow him on the 18th!

Stanley Wang graduated from University of Pennsylvania in May 2013 with a Masters in TCOM. Before that, he received his BS in Software Engineering in 2007 from Darlin University of Technology. When he started at UPenn, Stanley knew that he wanted to be a software engineer, so he took the majority of his classes in the CS department. He found classes like Network Systems, Computer Architecture, and Database Systems to be particularly useful for transitioning his skills to a real-world software engineering career.

While he had many options upon graduation, he chose to move to the heart of Silicon Valley to join BrightEdge, a fast-growing startup. Stanley liked the company’s emphasis on teamwork and fostering a collaborative environment, and he started at BrightEdge as a Software Engineer in July. He enjoys the challenging work like solving tough problems related to design and scalability.

In his free time, he enjoys the outdoor activities that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, like rafting and skiing.

Author: Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly is the Job & Internship Coordinator in Career Services.