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Competitiveness or money or power [on hold]

I am facing a hard decision and I would like to ask your advice and previous experience. Currently as the head of mobile development, I recently got an offer as Mobile Developer at a different ...
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Fixing Bugs all day, or creating new software? Question for those in IT [on hold]

I'm not sure I've posted in the correct forum, but if not, please let me know and I'd be happy to post in the correct one. I work as an entry level System Analyst at a company. My work consists of ...
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Is a low rank university on resume a deal breaker?

Up until now I've applied to some 20-30 Software development jobs. Some of my friends also applied to the same positions and few of them got the job. The thing is, I have the longest experience among ...
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How do I describe a role where I study different software solutions in my CV?

As an intern, my current role is to study different stream processing frameworks, in order to integrate them later (by me) into a platform created by the company. By studying a framework, I mean ...
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Can a Software Engineer countersign my UK Passport application? [on hold]

For a UK application, calling the passport office has not helped. Can I use a software engineer/developer or programmer for this? What is the situation regarding required qualifications as so many are ...
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How to overcome distraction? [duplicate]

How to stay focused as software developer where people are passing all the time in and out of the office and slamming with the doors, talking to each other all the time? How to not get frustrated and ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [on hold]

I just joined a organisation two weeks ago and I am already feeling stressed as work is too tough, and I might lack the needed skills. I see two options: either I quit or I tell my manager I need to ...
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What's the purpose of “contract-to-hire” software jobs?

I've received a recruiter email that states that they're interest in both "full-time or contract-to-hire". While the position doesn't interest me in this case, I'm wondering, on both sides, what the ...
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My coworker is lying about the current state of his work

One of my co-workers stated that he has done a test of the application he's working on, and that it's currently running on ten PCs. But I've found that it's running on a single PC only, and the tests ...
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How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers?

I am a recently graduated engineer and have just joined a small software company in India. Our company is divided into project teams that are further divided into groups of three people. My first ...
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How to get people to accept you don't work for an employer anymore [closed]

When you have left the service of an employer but the coding community will not accept you have because your old employer keeps lying, what's the best way to talk to a new employer about the ...
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Can my employer own any code I write? [closed]

United States Software Engineer here. Can my employer legally make me sign something that says they own any code I may write(including at home)? I know they can terminate me at anytime for any ...
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What are the odds of software companies contacting references at the time of job offer?

I am interviewing at some major software companies for senior engineer/scientist roles. My current boss is a very hands off kind of a guy, and is not very familiar with my precise roles and ...
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How to decide, what would benefit an IT company most based on task tracker and version control data? [closed]

Imagine, I work in a company and I want to make some change, which will give the company maximum benefit. I could, for example, write more automated tests, facilitate exchange of technical ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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7answers
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“I'm the boss here” attitude from a peer [closed]

I've got a message from a peer programmer (over a conflict happened due to his changes in the code I'm responsible for, done over my head). He wrote that they (he and PM) already decided to do it this ...
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3answers
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how to avoid being a point of reference for functional and technical issues without getting a financial reward?

It is quite a long time now that in my company I am a point of reference both for functional and technical problems, I mean that I sometimes work as a business analyst as to say I get the customer ...
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Would it be inappropriate for me to push back on download privileges on my work PC?

I work at a small tech company as a software developer. Everyone in the office, including myself, has to ask our manager to come over (or VPN into our machines) to type in their password at least once ...
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As an intern, how do I approach the team regarding improving code quality?

I am a Software Engineering intern at a big company. Few weeks back, I was given a simple task to do, imitating the behavior of another component. Reading the code, I found the current ...
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2answers
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Mid level applying as junior [closed]

I have such situation. In general based on my general programming skills I would not call myself junior developer (over 3 years of development experience). But the vacancy I saw now, is about junior ...
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2answers
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I stumbled across a confidential company document on a client's public website. Should I alert someone?

I work as a software engineer in a software-only company, and I have found confidential information about a contract between my company and a client online. The document that I have found was on the ...
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Listing everything as technical skills

I really can't find a place to research this, and I'd like some professional input. How commonly do you see such organization on a CV: Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, .Net, XML, J2EE, HTML, ...
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Is it safe to apply to a company backed by the same investors as my current company? [closed]

Let's say that I work at a company backed by a VC firm. It is safe to apply to a different company in which that VC firm has also invested? I know that VCs often hold networking events for founders, ...
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Good idea to take a pay raise for a more junior position?

I'm a programmer who graduated 4 years ago and have worked at one company, spending 2 years as a Junior Developer and was then promoted to a normal level Developer. I've been offered a Junior ...
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Access to developer documentation, tools, and other resources has been removed. Yet I am expected to continue work as normal

Short historical summary: I've been programming at my current job for ~ 10 months now, I've setup QA, scheduling, adherence tracking, roster, and data pulling/warehousing/reporting for anything else ...
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Delete simple projects from github before applying for a position?

Currently I have some very simple programs on my github(Think almost hello world simple). This question Should I include my Github page on my resume? got me thinking, should I take down simple ...
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Chronic late/understaffed projects [closed]

When I first started working for my current tech company as an intern, I jumped into a project that was late, and we had to pull lots of extra hours to get the project done. I didn't think much of it ...
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Is this normal in the software-industry? [closed]

I'm sure about the vague title but I was not sure how to post this question. My situation is the following. I have been working in a company for about 10 months now, and I was hired as a junior ...
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Should I bring up the topic of company processes that need improvement?

I joined a software development company around a year ago. There are a couple of teams working on different products, however, there are a number of common libraries that all teams have to use. My ...
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2answers
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How do I switch to Software development job after having experience in Software Testing? [duplicate]

I am Software Testing Engineer with 2.5 yrs of experience (both manual and automation testing.). Companies are not considering my testing resume for the development vacancies.Please suggest me which ...
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2answers
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Can a junior software engineer be blamed for difficult tasks? [closed]

Here's the situation: I am a junior software engineer and I am part of a team of two developers. I was paired up with a software developer lead who worked on the front end section for the software. In ...
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2answers
431 views

How and when do you tell your boss that you are moving and want to transfer?

I've been working at my current job for about 7 months. I really like the company, my boss and the job. The pay is great and I'm comfortable in the role. I'm a web developer. The thing is... My ...
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Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? [closed]

I've heard much talk about your Github profile being your CV and companies supposedly using Github to find employees. But I've never heard of anyone actually being hired primarily due to their OSS ...
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Asking feedback after a tech interview [duplicate]

Please note that I'm asking for getting feedback after tech interview, which is different from other interview stages from my opinion. I had tech interview in a form of a coding exercise for a ...
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Moving into a new workplace - Making a good first impression [closed]

If I am moving into a new workplace and want to make the best impression, what actions can I take to ensure I am well received? In my previous job I was reprimanded after I tried to reform the work ...
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Can I ask for a raise even though my projects didn't made any money? [duplicate]

Background: I'm working at a small company (9 employees and 1 intern) as a game developer for almost 10 months and it is my first job. My first project is a mobile app, a pair programming project that ...
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Preparing for retirement [closed]

I'm going to retire within the next year or two, and I'm wondering what I can do to minimize any negative impact on my company. They have been good to me (in some ways, at least), so I want to help, ...
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Moved off-site on reduced pay without permission or formal authorisation [closed]

I recently moved into a position with an insurance company, which was my first Web Development job. However, after only a month and a half my employment changed in a way that was extremely confusing. ...
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Using github to showcase code to potential employers; how should I cite the site I get code snippet from?

I am just getting into using Github to showcase my code to potential employers. The primary use of my Github is really just to show employers my coding ability. What is the right thing to do when I ...
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Being paid less than what I was promised [closed]

I gave an interview in a company and there they claimed that we would give you what you demand with 10% increment every 6 months. I agreed and joined the company as a tech lead. It has been 2 weeks ...
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Programmer stuck in a rut [closed]

I am 33, live in Austalia and I'm stuck in a massive rut. I earn a modest salary as a computer programmer programming Delphi. I finished my masters with first class honours 4 years ago and took a job ...
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Boss yelling at me after asking about seeking a promotion in the future. How to handle this? [closed]

I need to use a throwaway since my main SO account is known, so I apologize in advance. This is in the USA if that matters. On Friday, a manager above my current supervisor scheduled a one-on-one ...
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3answers
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What are the benefits of being outspoken? [closed]

I'm a Software Engineer working in an Outsourcing company in Asia. This morning, my boss was talking to me in a private meeting about a coworker: "I like his style, civilized, just like a ...
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How should an employee handle disagreement with direction from management? [closed]

As an employee, how should you handle a situation where you disagree with the direction given to you by your manager?
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How should I communicate serious programming flaws to someone so they do not take it personally?

I am a developer with only a couple of years of experience, working in a small company of eight developers, on a Java project. Our team leader, also one of the managers, is older, and very productive, ...
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How should I deal with a really busy manager?

I work in a small company of less than 50 people, and our team is less than 15 people. My manager is usually very busy, because he's sort of the single point of contact for everyone in the company. ...
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How to handle a senior colleague who is overstepping their authority? [closed]

Background I work in a software development team within a large corporation whose primary business is not software. We are trying to develop in an "agile" manner but this is often at odds with the ...
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Working 2 full time software jobs? [closed]

I'm interested in working 2 full time positions at two different companies. The first company is the company I am already working full time and salaried. The workload is laid-back and not super ...
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8k views

Asking logistics questions during an Interview?

Background: I am sophomore college student currently working on my way towards a computer engineering degree. Despite being very young, I have 3 years experience with a Fortune 500 software company, ...
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How to deal with upper management that's taking advantage of an excellent hire?

I'm a manager at a medium-to-large corporation in Arizona. Some details have been anonymized, including the state. We recently hired a Junior Software Engineer with about 1 year of experience several ...