I’m relatively new at a job, but have established myself as the “guy” when it comes to a certain web service we use. Our own website integrates with the service. I don’t really work on the site, just with the service.
Today we had something of a show stopping issue that resulted in users of the site not being able to use the service. Naturally I was called in to help, but one of the site developers got snippy with me personally, insinuating I wasn’t doing my job and accusing me of poor communication. Later on in a conference call with at least 8 other people, he passive-aggressively called me out on not having resolved the issue.
After a long day, working late and from home, I finally determined the root of the problem to not be in the service, but in the code on the site and specifically in code that the snippy developer wrote.
TL;DR: the guy who was pointing his finger at me was in fact the cause of the problem
I’m generally an easy going person and have no need to tell this guy off; however, I’m hoping for some suggestions on how to tactfully express to him that I’d prefer he was 100% absolutely sure that it’s not his code before he takes that tone with me again.