Hi I have heard there are a lot of government jobs around where I live that hire for web developer or other computer science related roles. I wanted to ask if you guys know much about these types of jobs and what your takes on going for those types of jobs right after graduation.
I can only comment from an Australian fed govt perspective:
Our federal government has lots of programs for both high school and university leavers where people can apply for these programmes and end up getting offers from a variety of different government agencies.
Depending on which a pathway you go through also depends on the level you start at.
These pathways may also not guarantee you an engineering role and so that is dependant on the pathway, your degree, your experience, the availability of roles etc (e.g: could join as a business analyst).
Could go on for years but the opportunity changed my life for the better, it's really a question of what you want to get out of the role.
I was actually analyzing IT roles in my city just yesterday our of curiosity! I have never worked for the government before, but the pros/cons I can come up with are pretty similar to what Devon said:
With this economy, I think every engineer, especially juniors like yourself, need to have a more open mind. So if you have some inroads into a government IT job, take them! I imagine a lot of engineers don't even realize this is an option as they're busy focusing on Big Tech and other flashy product companies, so use this to your advantage (less competition).