Tag Archives: Sustaining Engineer

As we continue on our theme week, I thought I had a slightly different perspective on the business spectrum. While I won’t be writing about my current situation, I have in the past worked for companies that have been on the downward trend. But more to the point, I have worked for companies as a sustaining engineer (keeping old product alive) and through a recession. I think both of these put me in the red area of the spectrum, though the business I worked for did not ultimately shut down. Regardless, I think this situation causes some interesting changes in how I and my colleagues acted as engineers. I’ll cover the the sustaining engineering and the recession separately, though there will be similarities between the two. Sustaining Engineering Sustaining engineering is not always fun. For those who have never heard of it, it’s the engineering based around keeping a product…

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