I'm a female developer and I've been working at my current employer for 4 months. I’m new to the technology and to the business domain. I basically don’t know much about anything.
I am working on the front end of the web application and I’ve never worked back end systems in my entire life.
I need to ask the senior developer questions about what the server expects and every time I ask this person a question or ask about a possible server-side bug he rips my head off.
He gets extremely agitated and says stuff like "Your knowledge of this or that..." and shakes his head. I just started so how would I know this information?
I feel burnt out because I can’t get the information I need to do my job without being subjected some kind of hostility. I want to quit.
I find it very strange that he said he wishes there were more women in this industry but then rips my head off.
After another interaction with this individual it seems that he just blows up whenever he is confused. The front-end terminology is confusing to him so he gets extremely agitated. Very odd but at least it's not personal.
There are no docs, no these people won't go over the API with me, no it's not organized. No I don't constantly ask him questions either maybe once or twice a month. So what can I do to improve our working relationship, and get the answers I need to solve my challenges.