In a recent YouTube post, Connor Pekovic a mainframe programmer at a large insurance company, addressed the question of whether pursuing a career in mainframe is a good idea in 2023. His answer is a fairly unequivocal “yes,” with multiple items on the “pros” side of the question. Among the positives he has experienced, he lists high-level mentorship, the opportunity to work at a major corporation, and job security. The shortlist of drawbacks includes limited exposure to new technologies, but on the whole, Pekovik sees mainframe work as a solid foundation for a career in IT.
With degrees in History and Education, Sonja Soderlund is a freelance writer with her digital feet in the worlds of tech and sustainable CPG. Her previous life as a high school teacher was all about making complex concepts accessible, which is pretty much her current job description (minus the report cards and teenage angst). Connect with her at sonjasoderlund.com or LinkedIn.