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It seems based on what I've heard that the industry as a whole is somewhat rife with age discrimination, and at a certain point you will no longer be hired for development roles with consistency. I don't personally know anyone that was unable to work due to age discrimination. I worked in software until I retired at 61. At that time I was working with ...


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I'm 53 and still get companies coming to me (with generous salaries)... it's about what skills you bring, and whether they way you are perceived fits what the company wants. Older developers could be seen as having a more stable life, less of a flight risk, more able to take charge of things, having solid experience to compensate for the slower learning, ...


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There are multiple types of “IT” industry, and some may be a better fit for your skill set. Just some examples from my own experience: Pure software development company (or development function in a very large enterprise). In this kind of company Product Management may be a good route for you: a lot of the job requirements are similar to what you’ve done, ...


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I hear more and more stories about developers who get old and don't get hired again. Older developers who "don't get hired again" are usually not getting hired for reasons that have nothing to do with them being older. It's usually other reasons that they prefer to dress up as being about their age because it's more palatable for them to relate as ...


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It is entirely possible. That's not to say it's easy. It will take a considerable amount of dedication to pull it off, and depending on your personal circumstances will be easier for some than others. A 30 year old with 2 kids and a spouse, a heavy mortgage and debt is possibly going to find the transition harder than a single person who can tighten the ...


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As noted in the comments, way different skill set. But it seems you recognize that leaving your days as an engineer would be behind you. Your job as a leader is to "manage" your team. Your number one responsibility will be those awesome engineers reporting to you. Your job is to make sure they are advancing their careers and delivering work. It's a ...


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