I worked for company A for 4 years and quit due to no technical growth and moved to B, It was good and worked there for 10 months. It is in Asia. Then my old boss called few times to join saying I can join on my terms. First time I rejected, second time I accepted. Since I got a promotion and manager said I can join on my terms. But after joining, It is the same place and no technical growth for me.
Now I got another offer where I got 20 percent more with more technical growth. It is a ideal job for me in a different industry. I checked the company is good through a contact. How can I exit nicely now and I am still under probation. But they badly need me because It is not a job everyone wants ( high pressure and bugs fixing). To put the ball on their court, I asked to relocate to a remote development team. No final outcome on that.
My main concerns to move out are
- Burning bridges, I have some good rapport with colleagues, managers and supervisors. Any way to avoid this even If I go?
- Any negative references possible in future?
- Will I be considered as a job hopper? Actually, I tried my best to stay here that's why I came back but it is not possible I realized due to the organization structure.
EDIT: Thanks for all the comments. I am thinking to not burn any bridges and leave my employer. But I plan to be candid about my situation and give them 3 to 4 months to work on it e.g moving to a different development team. I will take it. I also propose to train another person to do the job. Anyway, since the software job market is good, I am confident that I can find a job later..