I am currently working as a game developer. I am a recent grad (only graduated from university 2 years ago) and I seem to be in over my head. I did not even look for this job they found me on LinkedIn and I was desperate.
I started out at the company as a QA/maintenance programmer due to my lack of experience. However, in the past year the company has grown a lot and now I'm expected to produce production-quality games in 3-month intervals. While I am certainly capable of it - I'm just not interested in the rapid development cycles and the incessant sense of urgency. I was wanting a position where I can also have a day a week where it's not so insane. I just don't have the energy to pour my guts into work day in and day out - I have other responsibilities.
Unfortunately because I have a degree in Physics and Math as well as a computer programming diploma employers assume I'm a lot more capable and intelligent than I really am. Or perhaps the incessant push to get projects done is wearing me out but it's what the company needs right now.
How would you deal with the situation? I'm not a senior dev, I've only been at this for less than a year and they expect me to act like one. What should I look for in my next job? I feel discouraged and loss of confidence due to the work environment. Being the only female doesn't help either.