I'm currently working as an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer). I was, and am still interested in being a Software Engineer.
I am interested in switching in the future to a normal software engineering role, but want to make the most of my current situation since I recently joined the company (late-stage startup).
What do you think would be some good skills, exposure, things I could learn as an SRE that would be useful to a Software Engineer?
As an SRE, you can learn a lot of skills that'll be useful for software engineering. System design, automation, scripting, monitoring, debugging, troubleshooting production issues, infra as code, containerization, cloud computing - all these skills can give you an edge when transitioning to a software engineering or data engineering role.