How To Climb The Career Ladder: Insights From A Black Senior Software Engineer

I recently accepted a role as a senior software engineer at Bloomberg, and I’ve been getting all sorts of questions. So, here’s what I did and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Chuma S. Okoro
1 min readFeb 13

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Anyone who’s gone through the process of getting that first job as a software engineer knows how difficult that process can be. Lucky enough for you, there are more exciting challenges you will face in your career journey. Becoming a senior engineer can be a very arduous process. This is because it requires tenure, growth in your mindset based on that tenure, and growth in your day-to-day role. The expectations are higher, and frankly, I love it.

How I Was Able To Do It

I started my software engineer career at Etsy in June 2019. Some call it confidence, some call it ego, but I had a …

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Chuma S. Okoro

Sr. Software Engineer @ Bloomberg. I love talking about technology and business. Every article has my opinion backed by my experience, education, and research.