Here’s a question for the more experienced developers out there.
I’ve been working as a freelance full stack web developer since last fall, thanks to FCC giving me the skills I needed to break in.
Now one of my clients is an AI company that does some really interesting work in sound recognition. They started me on some pretty superficial website stuff but they’re evaluating me for a position that will eventually have me working with their whole codebase, involving more math- and science-heavy work.
This seems like an amazing opportunity for me, since I want to turn my career toward that kind of software. But part of the deal is that the person they choose for this job will need to move to Silicon Valley, and my family is in a situation where that move would be really difficult this year.
So I’m wondering if anyone can shed some more light on the current job market. As a developer with a year of professional experience coding in a few different languages, should it be fairly easy for me to find remote jobs doing things like AI and machine learning? Or do you think the opportunity that’s come up now is a unique one for someone at this point in my career, and I should consider stomaching a major inconvenience in order to take a big step upward?