Tyler Gaede

Tyler Gaede

Staff Technical Project Manager


Sony Computer Entertainment America

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Got my first non-paperboy job working retail at a computer store.
Ran with that interest in computers to go to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in a Computer Science major.
Picked up an entry level job doing phone tech support while taking classes at the local JC.
Finished up my degree and got a career job doing programming consulting.
Moved from programming to management to solve even more nebulous problems.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Career

Staff Technical Project Manager

Setup the servers for online video games.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Engineering
Working with Others

Day to Day

Talk with game studios to see what features they want in their next game and work with engineers to make that happen. Break down big projects into feasible steps, plan it out, and keep things on track. Make sure that everybody is on the same page to get things ready when they're needed.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Communication and organization are probably the two best assets, so training and experience on ways to help you improve that.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Find out what works for you to organize everything you do so things don't just get forgotten. Everybody has their own way of keeping organized; find yours.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Anything Really