1. What is your type?
2. What do you do for a living? Job title, description of daily tasks...
I design integrated circuits. The job title is "Component Design Engineer"
Before silicon database is "taped-out", there is some amount of design, then a lot of simulation to verify the design. After we get chips back, then there is a lot of testing and debug (often a lot of software and platform problems to debug).
Preparation for this includes a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. I work with a lot of Ph.Ds however.
3. What do you like best about it?
I like the concepts involved, the design work, test development, and the sleuthing and debugging of what is going on.
4. What do you like least about it?
Most of the work, however, is just running tests and collecting data. But what I hate the most is the bureaucracy involved because I work in a large company.
5. What would you rather be doing for work?
I am not sure. I think at this point, my mindset has become more like a scientist than an engineer. I am somewhat sick of working on products. A lot of times, understanding of the situation is bypassed for expediency. I realize that will be there in science too, but I would imagine to a lesser extent.
I am studying Physics right now (just taking classes at the moment). That has been very enjoyable.