Two Miracles

Full In Partners is a software growth equity & buyout firm in Midtown Manhattan. They’re also my employer of almost a year.

Starting work here in May 2022 has been two miracles for the price of one.

The First Miracle is that I got hired. I don’t have a college degree or any background in finance besides a general interest.

I’m smart, & a gifted programmer to boot, but my resume was ehh at best, and I frankly didn’t expect to hear back from a high-flying NYC finance firm.

11.5 months in, I’m thriving here, but getting in the door at a company like this was anything but guaranteed.

The Second Miracle is that I found my calling in life here. Before starting here, I was in desperate need of something to focus my energies on.

Even after I’d learned to program, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with my time & talents. Treading water with poorly-paid contract gigs clearly wasn’t it.

Here, I found work that I’m passionate about. Skills that I want to be great at. A team that I respect & admire.

Organizing capital & finding opportunities to deploy it in service of technological advancement & investor returns is the business I plan to be in for the next 40+ years. I’m going to become incredible at it.

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Author: Fritz Johnson

Fritz Johnson is a self-taught software engineer working on Wall Street.

2 thoughts on “Two Miracles”

  1. I think it’s cool you know what you want to work at long term! I have a good job as a software developer but I wouldn’t say I’m super passionate about the particular software I write.

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