You're looking for the following:
16 GB ram. Minimum.
Dual SSD slots (typically you get an NVME drive, and then a 2.5 SATA)
a sold Intel CP. Note: The 10K Intel series CPU's have the potential to get really hot - so keep an eye on that during your reviews; not a guarantee, just something to look out for.
As many USB Thunderbolt 3 ports as possible. For your needs you're gonna want them, and a lot of entry-level mid-tier laptops can get shorted here.
Strong battery life: when set to battery+wifi it, should be 4.5 h