Inside Ahmad Fathy’s journey from developer to software engineering manager Ambition, drive, hustle — we see these terms listed in job descriptions, discussed by career development experts, and praised by successful entrepreneurs. But it’s rare to see them in action in such a clear and dramatic way as is evident in Ahmad Fathy’s career. Ahmad’s connection with Crossover began when he applied for a C# engineer position at enterprise software company Aurea, one of Crossover’s largest clients. Although he had passed all the qualifications for the role, it was filled before he had the opportunity to accept. Another manager at Aurea offered Ahmad a position as a SQL developer. Although it wasn’t his first choice, he had experience in this domain and saw the offer as a challenge.