Mama coder in need of help!

Mama coder in need of help!
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#1

Hi all,

I did an MSc in Computer Science 2 years ago at a redbrick university in the UK, and graduated with a Distinction. I’m in my thirties, and did this to change career (I used to work in Marketing).

Shortly after I graduated, I became pregnant with my baby boy who is now 15 months old. When I found out I was pregnant, I went back into Marketing for a bit because it worked out better for us financially.

I’m now desperate to get into a tech job! But unlike before I now have so much more to work around! We’ve recently relocated to a small town in the UK for my partners work, and there aren’t many tech jobs close by. And, I also need to fit in around childcare, so ideally I need to work part time.

Are there companies out there that take on remote working juniors?

Anyone have any other bright ideas? I’m smart, have a good masters behind me, and I don’t care too much about my starting salary. Surely there must be an option?!

Thanks in advance for any advice!


#2

Remote jobs are much harder to get than on-site jobs, and this is much more the case for junior developers. If you also want to be part-time, you are really narrowing down the possible jobs to even apply for. Depending on where your skills/interests lie, you might want to consider freelancing as an alternative to traditional employment (especially since you said that your initial salary isn’t a major concern).


#3

Thanks @ArielLeslie Yes, I am realising that there’s really slim pickings. I thought about getting the experience through credible volunteer work through a global recognised organisation such as Mozilla. I thought that might bridge the gap, but still look great on my CV. What do you think? Any organisations out there that you could suggest?


#4

If you’re looking to balance out the gap between completing your degree and now by contributing to OSS, Free Code Camp could use the help :smiley:


#5

I found this https://weworkremotely.com/top-remote-companies

I hope you find something that suits your needs. Good Luck!