I decided to check if there are any interesting job opportunities in my area. Several words about my job experience and skills: I am self-taught. I have 2.5 years of working experience:
1.5 years in ER-Telecom company - I and another junior guy worked together as full stack developers (Flask + Bootstrap + some JS)
1 year as backend developer (aiohttp, asyncio) in one production company where I work in presales team. I cooperate with frontend developer who is also team member.
From my point the both jobs are really good for noobs since I do everything from designing to coding the whole solution. So I can choose any database (PostgreSQL), messages queue (RabbitMQ), cache (Redis), http framework (aiohttp, flask), create Docker containers and use Docker Compose, etc. On the other hand there is no place to grow any more in my current team.
I had interviews with two companies this week and I honestly told them that I did not work in big teams, I did not receive any answer from them yet, but it seemed to me that it was really red flag for them.
So my question is if it really so important to have such experience, since I saw many posts that some members of big team just do some dirty job and do not see the whole picture?
I was told that I just do "child programming" by one of interviewers only based on the fact that I have not worked in "big" (5-10 persons) teams despite the fact that I answered many previous questions.