The teenage engineering career for the computer engineer is long on excitement and short on actual skills.
But one young engineer at a Silicon Valley startup is hoping to change that.
The teen computer engineer for a startup called Xcode, 20-year-old Alex Peltz, was born in Michigan and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his parents and siblings.
Peltp has spent most of his life working in the tech industry and graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering in 2018.
His job as a computer engineer at Xcode isn’t exactly a traditional one, he told Business Insider.
Peltz said his job is a bit of a hybrid, and he has two main areas of expertise: designing software and designing hardware.
But Pelt’s first job, as a software engineer, was in the field of computer vision.
He then took an engineering degree in physics and math at Stanford University, and is now working toward a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Michigan.
He said his main area of focus is in software development, where he has helped develop a few commercial software products, such as the company’s popular facial recognition technology, and has been working on his own projects, like a robotic prosthetic arm for a paralyzed person.
Piltz said he has also built a prototype of a robotic arm, and plans to put that into commercial production in the next couple of years.
He has been involved in the industry for almost a decade, and said he started at a young age.
“I’ve always wanted to be a computer scientist,” Peltbz said.
“I think a lot of kids my age who were just starting out in the STEM field were like, ‘I don’t want to do this because I don’t have a computer.'”
So I just started off as a teacher and then a software developer.
“You have to have a really good work ethic and a really deep understanding of what you’re doing,” Piltbz added.
“And I was always a really hard worker, always pushing myself.”
The first year of his engineering career was a roller coaster ride.
He says it was one of the best years of his career.
“It was a really amazing time,” Piscz said, describing the experience as “an absolute blast.”
Peltb is currently finishing up his master’s in computer engineering.
He hopes to use his skills in the software field, and work on his first commercial project.
Piscs said his first goal is to make an AI robot for a disabled person.
The company that Peltbs works for has been growing since he graduated, and recently raised $15 million in funding.
PISC, which has been named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s top 25 companies in 2017, employs more than 200 people in the Bay Area.PISC has plans to hire at least 20 more employees this year, and Pelt is looking to open a second branch of the company in 2018 or 2019.
“We have the opportunity to hire as many as we want,” Pickel said.
Piscs says that he plans to build out his career into a career that is more in line with his interests, rather than a career in software engineering.
“It’s definitely not a career path that I’ve always been comfortable with,” PISC said.
“But it’s one that I think could be beneficial for me.”
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