Backtrack Linux - Backtrack is a Linux distribution based off Ubuntu. It is used for penetration testing and forensics. The distro was a combination of WHAX and Auditor. It...
There are some good things about the job. I get a captive audience when I speak on a system that I know well. People are very interested when you know what you are talking about.
Here is the downer. The customer wants project management now, not analysis. Doh! If I stay, I will be figuring out releases. Not that I cannot perform such tasks, but do I want to?
This might be my opportunity. Run for the hills and get back to my true love - software development.
The downside to my new task is that I do zero development. No programming is involved. My products are Excel spreadsheets, live demos of the application, and system requirement captured in Microsoft Word. Not too exciting for someone like me who likes to code a lot.
I do see some of the value in what I am doing. They people trying to design the new replacement system do not know a lot about the old system. That could make it quite difficult to do their jobs.
Luckily this analysis position is not the end game for me. I plan to eventually move onto a C++ Windows application position. However that job requires some security clearances that I have applied for but not been granted yet. I am biding my time, remaining billable (and receiving a paycheck).