PhD candidate, a foreigner, after few years of unofficially using Python/C/C++ for studies and research but majoring in computer networks, Radar imaging, then deep learning now, decided that software developing/engineering is what I am going to pursue.
Went for freelancing, I didn't get anything. I applied to remote entry positions, failed during interview (after successfully passed the technical challenge part in all of them) in 4 occasions, to finally get a part-time (well not exactly), 3-4 days a week 9-10h a day.
Since I joined them (6 months ago) I am:
Working as main CV (DL) developer 20% of the time which I liked,
The other 80% is all putting inconsistent code (APIs) together with writing little to no programs which is my issue;
Now this second part is actually sucking my soul, calling inconsistent C++ tracking library together with its demo Java/Kotlin as a component to a react-native interface with a 0 experience with Android/react-native is actually killing my hopes in doing great right here. I hoped that I will join what other normal people in the same place are doing here but I was assigned impossible shit to build for a complete new product as a part-time.
is actually not writing programs most of the time even considered a software developer/engineer experience?