I am engineer

A short poem documenting the trials and tribulations of a software engineer in 2021.

I am engineer.

I am the one who writes the code. The knower of algorithms. The translator of business requirements. The resolver of conflicting requests. The foreseer of tech debt. The understander of scalability. The one who knows how to get around that weird bug in IE 11. The one who can get it done. The master planner. The realizer of dreams.

I am engineer.

I am the one who spawns the bugs. The one who disrupts your timeline. The one with no discipline. The one with the excuses. The one who doesn't know what they are doing. The one who writes the shitty code. The antithesis of order. The harbinger of chaos. The destroyer of dreams.

I am engineer.

I am the one who finds the workaround. The reader of the documentation. The navigator of office politics. The practitioner of the scientific method. The systems thinker. The bringer of hope.

I am engineer.