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Shift from role of a unix administrator to developer

 
Kanishk Sinha
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Hey Guys,
I am being offered a role of a unix administrator at the software company i work at and the opportunity given to me is tempting. But, my interest has always in development.

I am just curious to know if i accept this offer, then how easy would it be for me to shift to a developer role after say 1-2 years. Will the experience acquired be useful?

Thanks in advance and btw its my first post here!
 
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If you already have development experience then my advice is to take up the administrator job and slowly shift into Software Configuration Management.
 
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If I were you, I"d happily take it up.
 
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@ Kanishk

Unix gives you additional knowledge. Finally its up to you.
 
Kanishk Sinha
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Thanks for your replies.

But what really is bothering me is would my experience count if i switch roles and how easy would the transition be for me!
 
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Kanishk Sinha wrote:would my experience count if i switch roles


That probably depends on your immediate supervisor more than any other factor.
Have you been automating processes with shell scripts? Gathering user requirements and producing implementation plans? There are probably some admin tasks that you can argue should count.

Kanishk Sinha wrote:how easy would the transition be for me!


That probably depends on you more than any other factor.
 
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