Questions tagged [job-description]

Please use this tag for questions on how to interpret particular items / requirements in a job description. Questions about the duties of the job would are also appropriate for this tag.

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Computing jack of all trades title

I am looking for ways to describe a job with the following combination of responsibilities. Employer is a non-software and non-tech company (this is relevant below) Design a "spec" for a ...
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Overruled despite being given authority

I work at a place that has what is called a matrix organization. At various layers above me, there are Chief Engineers or Architects. For the sake of this, I am a mid tier Platform Architect. I have ...
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I got hired as a Senior Data Scientist but I feel like I'm doing just regular Software Development

I got hired a couple of months ago by a product-based company. All I've done these two months is learning how the product is made (it's a monolith), how everything is coupled together and how to ...
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How to interpret advertised salary range (at UK startup)?

Advertising salary range in job posting is becoming more and more common these days. Some of the ranges are very wide, say [x, 1.5x] (e.g., [60k, 90k]). How to guestimate the final salary that the ...
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How to tell if a software company encourages/allows quality work, during the interview process?

The book Peopleware has this to say about quality: ... managers tend to think of quality as just another attribute of the product, something that may be supplied in varying degrees according to the ...
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Is my current workplace actually trying to retain me?

I recently received a much, much bigger offer and a promotion to join another group. I've been dissatisfied with my current job because the leadership has been fickle and irresponsible. However, I ...
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Moving up the seniority ladder

I'm looking to take up a new challenge, as in changing jobs, but I have a dilemma! I have been in a mid-senior level for a few years now and would like to move to a manager level. However, the manager ...
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Is this too much for one developer? [closed]

Background: my company makes IoT devices. All the data generated by the IoT devices gets sent to the cloud. I would like one developer to be responsible for everything after the data leaves the device....
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Do employers often advertise jobs that do not exist?

This article contains the following claim: Often employers advertise jobs that don’t exist, hoping to find people who might be useful later on or in a different context. The article is decrying ...
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Painter being forced to do remodel work

I was hired 3 years ago by a local painting contractor. Recently my employer started remodeling his own house and this is where the work is taking place. I am now being required to do the following ...
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How to find and hire technical support generalist?

My company has determined that we need a certain kind of person to fill a role that I'm calling "technical support generalist", but I don't know really what to call it (and thus, how to find ...
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What does "MX" mean in the job title "Staff Software Engineer - FE Full Stack MX"?

I've been googling about 10 minutes now and can't figure this out. What is the "MX"? What's it mean? Example job description: careers.walmart.com: "(USA) Staff Software Engineer - FE ...
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The JD for software engineer says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary"

I recently saw a job description for a senior software developer position says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary." This job ...
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Doing work beyond the scope of my role. Denied promotion recognizing actual role. Should I just shut down everything?

I have been performing duties outside the scope of the role I was hired to do. My role has evolved from a simple data analyst role to complex IT role. I work for a government department so each role ...
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How do I keep up with getting trained in multiple skills in a short time?

Around 3 months back, my company told me to learn a new skill (MEAN stack). I have started working on it. Then the company asked me to learn another skill (Spring Boot). Just as I bought the course ...
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Job requirement problem

So I work at a zoo and am in Union. My buddy bid on a horticultural position opening. The job description requirements were associates in horticulture OR relative work experience OR bachelors in ...
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How to deal with a non-employee who is working in our project and the manager is okay with it

An employee recently left the company (say Company 1) and joined elsewhere (say Company 2). The new company (Company 2) that he joined has allowed permanent work from home. So, he completed some of ...
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Q: What are the general thoughts on RPA/Automation development? Robot Framework related [closed]

Here's my situation, I saw a job offer from a company which offers "Paid Internship on Python RPA/Automation Development", they look for a Jr. Python Developer with 1+ year of experience, ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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How to find the correct job label for my current programming skills? [duplicate]

Essentially I'm a Python developer who so far has successfully managed to build two personal projects: An executable tool that helps the user with the making of an NFT collection and its metadata, by ...
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Risky to ask about tech stack and responsibilities before software internship interview?

I'll be having my first HackerRank virtual interview ever with Foursquare in a few weeks. This is for a software engineering internship. I wasn't very confident of the resume I sent and the invitation ...
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What is the method of indicating a demerged company in resume/letter head

I started my career in a company that got demerged into two companies after 2 years of my joining and I moved to the new venture. Now I need a letterhead which describes my job duties(which is almost ...
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What can I do when employer changed the job description after I accepted?

Background My background is in credit and risk management and I had one job since I graduated in 2018. I focus mostly on credit assessment, credit review, conducting postmortem credit review and also ...
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A team lead of another project keeps assigning his project, despite knowing that I am in a different one [closed]

I started a project 1 did it almost alone. After a certain section of it was completed, I started with Project 2. This Project 2 has a different team lead. It took 1 month for Project 2, and since ...
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Startup titles for two co-founders where one is the official company director [closed]

I've just cofounded a tech startup company with a friend. Our roles are currently ambiguous and we will probably both be working on similar stuff to get everything off the ground. However, I am the ...
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Our designer refuses to work because of job official title [closed]

Our game contains comics to tell part of the story, and our comic designer says that he is not responsible for designing the characters inside the comics because it is the job of the character ...
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How to identify jobs with defined role and respnsibilities

I am trying to understand if ownership exists at all in a job. In sales, you can work hard on one account, and the account can be moved elsewhere for a number of reasons. In business development, you ...
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How should I tell front-end to stop passing bugs to back-end by default?

I'm part of a back-end software development team, currently trying to fix bugs. We're seeing a problem wherein the front-end team will pass bugs to the back-end team by default for root cause analysis ...
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Packing and moving an office [closed]

Due to Management not maintaining our building we are now basically condemned and are forced to move. They are expecting us to pack everything and move in a span of two weeks while maintaining our ...
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Why do some vacancies list BSc, MSc, as well as a PhD as eligible education levels?

E.g., To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience BSc / MSc or PhD Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. So which one do they ...
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How can you determine if the job position you are placed in now is really for you?

I am working as a data analyst in a healthcare company.So far, it has been a little over a month since I have been working at this company. However, there are some parts of the position that are ...
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What is the title (position) of a person who finds deals with other companies?

We currently have a small Software company. We have a couple apps, but we also provide software outsourcing. We want to create (a) position(s) for someone who seeks and arranges outsourcing deals with ...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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How to deal with boss who assigns a second project without much information?

I am in a startup company in India, where my first major project is a Govt. based project. I was very much dedicated in that project. However, recently, my boss assigned another project (on top of my ...
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Job searching. How to contact company to ask more information about the job description?

I found this company that advertises a team lead position in a software development team. It says they are looking for a person "to lead a team of developers in developing products for their ...
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My tasks at work have turned away from what I applied to. How do I get back on track?

I started at this company in the Netherlands a bit over a year ago as a C# coder. It's my second job now, after quitting from a job of 3 years also as C# coder. As I got interviewed for the current ...
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Intentional company falsehood in job description causing tension with boss [closed]

I got a job at a big name Managed Service Provider (basically IT mercenaries). I was skeptical of MSP work at first but my buddy works on a different team at this office and really likes it, so he put ...
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Future Career Opportunities for UI/UX Developers [closed]

I'm an IT specialization Student and I'm interested in frontend development I have no idea about these fields can anyone give me a broad idea if UI/UX is good or have more career opportunities
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Cloud Computing as job requirement [closed]

What does it mean when a job requirement says: experience in cloud computing? What kind of competence is it? Is the competence to know what services they offer in detail and choosing the most ...
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What do they mean by excellent degree (PhD or Master) in subject x?

In some job advertisements from the high-tech part of the industry, I come across this phrase as one of the requirements: "Excellent degree (Ph.D. or Master) in .... ". What do they mean by &...
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Jobs with both Remote tag and city/state name [closed]

My question is what is the meaning when you see a job with both remote and state/city name tag. For example here is a sample job. As you can see it says both Antwerp Metropolitan Area and Remote. ...
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How to answer "What are you interested in professionally"?

I am applying for a job from stackoverflow careers. It is a remote job and my experience matches the job description. There are 3 questions asked on the company's website two of them were expected and ...
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Will a company change a posted job description to reflect a candidate's salary request?

A month into a six month contract-to-hire role, it was communicated to me by my contracting agency and the company I work with that, should I accept, a process would begin to buy-out my contract and ...
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What is the job title for a person who communicate with software vendors, report analysis to CTO and develop software with vendors' API?

I was interviewed for a startup bank. Their job title is banking developer, and its job description is actually different from what they are looking for. During interview, I clearly understand their ...
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Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?

So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
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My boss is asking me to do something that isn't my job to not delay the project

I have the issue that my boss wants me to do some regular stuff for the workshop. I am an engineer. We have a technician that is supposed to take care of these matters as they don't require ...
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Ethics of spending one's private time to work with unrelated projects

I was hired for my current job (in a very old industry) around 8 months ago specifically to modernize the company's tech stack and also to improve overall tech culture by introducing modern tech stack,...
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Who are jobs at Universities geared for? [closed]

I see a lot of jobs at local Universities related to research. They pay peanuts, like 40k or maybe top 50k (less than similar government jobs and gov jobs don't even pay that much), but the jobs are ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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Running personal errands/ tasks for employer?

This is a pre-covid lockdown scenario, however I am still asking the question should similar situations in the future arise. Background: I was a temp maternity cover as a assistant to the Practice ...
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