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Is it normal for a junior programmer to be alone in a project?

So I have been accepted into a small-mid size company for a month. In a month, I've been asked to make an app using a library that I don't know and kinda old / rare to be used. Mind you I spent 1 ...
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How can I state to junior engineers to not work a ticket unless he / she can own the task without demoralizing?

I am a manager in the cybersecurity division where I work. I have been a manager for the past five years and am well respected in the division. Our team is responsible for security engineering and ...
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Why hire a junior in a startup? [closed]

There are many reasons why inexperienced people might be poor hires in a startup. What circumstances make hiring relatively inexperienced juniors a good move? Note that these circumstances should ...
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Handle a career switch to Software Engineering, most likely starting as Junior, while keeping the same salary

After 8 years in the same company in a role growing from helpdesk to software support to project management, I recently found out I really like programming and decided I would spend the rest of my ...
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How much handholding can a Junior Software Developer expect in a very small company?

After my masters degree I am now at my first job as a software developer a little over 3 months and am seriously questioning if this job and software development in general is suited for me. My ...
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Anxious about daily stand-up meetings

As mentioned in a previous post, I am a junior engineer a few months into my role after completing a 3 month boot camp. I have a BSc in English Literature, so I am picking up the technical knowledge ...
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How to ask for help as a junior engineer?

I’m a junior engineer in a team of senior engineers. I don’t have a technical background coming from a 3 month boot camp after graduating with a BSc in English. This means I don’t understand a lot of ...
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Apply to Junior dev jobs now or work as Cashier? [closed]

I'm debating whether I should apply to junior developer jobs now or find and work on another job like a cashier job while gaining professional dev experience on side gigs. From my past experience ...
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New manager doesn't believe in me and reprimanded me for asking questions

I'm a junior developer. In my first week back after time off due to some issues, my new manager reprimanded me because a senior dev team member complained to him that I was asking him questions about ...
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Firing one engineer in a very small team who passed a non-running github project off as a finished prototype

So this is not my real account. Sorry about that. I run a startup where all fulltime employees also have an equity stake (with vesting and a 1 year cliff). One of the engineers we (I) brought on board ...
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I am 6 months into a junior software position but still can't code well; should I quit?

I am a fresh graduate from a degree which is kind of a combined degree in business management plus programming (so 50-50). To be honest, our programming curriculum was a complete disaster. I didn't ...
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How long you would be with a junior title?

I got a part-timeast 6 months with the same junior job title. I worked for a total of 2 years and 2 years and 9 months. I have never had raise in my salary.
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I was hired as a junior front-end developer and laid off after 2 months for lack of experience

I was interviewed by a startup founder for work as a front-end developer (ReactJs and firebase as backend), I was doing exactly what they would ask me to achieve on a weekly basis, I was paid 5€/hour ...
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Career advice as a junior software developer [closed]

I will be graduating in next month and will be starting my first job as a software developer. I am planning for acquiring 2-3 yrs of experience and then apply for masters. I am looking for ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

The context 1 year ago, after a Master's degree I had my first real web developer job in a great startup (~50 people) along two other juniors, we all were trained and were given a lot of resources (...
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With imminent surgery scheduled, should I postpone applying to junior developer jobs?

I'm going to apply to junior Backend .NET Web Developer jobs soon, but I'm not sure if this is an appropriate time to apply, given my obligations in the next few months. I have a major teeth ...
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Why do IT companies hire juniors at all?

What are the reasons IT companies hire juniors at all, and what companies expect from junior team members? I'm a student about to start looking for employment in the field of web development, trying ...
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Is Junior Appian Developer a good entry level SWE position? [closed]

Just some background: I graduated with a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. After grad I worked in the Mech Eng field for one year but now my contract has ended and I am sure ...
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Not getting help when asked for

I am working in a large IT company. My position is a firmware developer, I have ~4 years of experience of writing firmware and electronics engineering combined. The company sees me as a junior, not ...
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Senior wants me gone, one way or another

I've been working my first real tech job (as a fullstack web developer) at a local company for almost a year now. Prior to that, I had 2 summer internships and some personal projects. At the current ...
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What is expected of interns in software development?

I'm an almost-graduated student that recently got an internship as a backend dev. I was reasonably familiar with the language to be used and my problem solving abilities were decent, so I got the ...
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How much should I be doing as the Junior Developer?

Background: Junior Software Developer working for 3 months at a new company, been paired up with a Senior Developer (4+ years) on an on going User Story for about 2 months now Issue: Contrary to ...
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Junior Developer Struggling

I have been working as a developer for 9 months and I’ve never programmed before except for when I was in college. I am having a lot of struggles, but somehow I am managing to complete tasks even ...
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Senior Developer applying to junior positions

After getting laid off three months ago, I've been interviewing for Senior Developer positions. Over and over, I am told that I don't have the skills to be a Senior Developer...apparently, I did not ...
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How do I prepare for not landing a single job as a Junior Android Developer?

I'll try and be brief, I finished high school, started college for my bachelor in CS. I've been doing Android dev for over a year and intensely, I've applied to 15 jobs(not all of which were junior ...
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More junior teammates don’t understand my work...and that’s my fault?

I’m a software engineer and the most experienced within our team. My code has been labelled as “complex” and “hard”, by both my junior colleagues and (vicariously) my manager. My code is “complex” ...
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Support and skills needed for junior and intermediate software developers? [closed]

I have been tasked with supervising and up-skilling junior and intermediate software developers. When I was a junior/intermediate developer I was mostly just told to build this or fix that and had to ...
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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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How to get my contract renewed when my supervisor is not happy with my progress as junior developer

After finishing my studies as a computer engineer, I got this job with absolutely no professional experience, and the employer knew that all the projects that I've worked on were just university ...
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When I need to constructively criticize someone's code, what can I do to "soften the blow" and increase the impact at the same time?

A junior developer was having some issues on a project. As the deadline got closer without any resolution in sight, my manager asked me to help out. I'm a mid-level developer on the team. After ...
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Junior AI / Data Science Consultant in Financial Sector

I recently got offered a position as a junior AI / data scientist consultant in a consultancy company that works on projects in financial institutions (banks, asset managers, and insurance companies). ...
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Should I decline a tech management offer I feel unfit for?

I’m 23, recently graduated college. I have a very satisfying day job working for my school as a programming fellow. The pay is unfortunately really low and it compromises my grad school plans in media/...
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How can I deal with my coworker who is trying to take over my work?

I am a senior software developer in a software company. Recently, a junior developer joined the team and without being given any official responsibility, I whole-heartedly gave him extensive "...
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I feel ashamed about my old code

Last year I entered in a software company as a Junior developer and started to work with new language and technologies. I tried my best, studied, and did a lot of features. Because of this, I gained ...
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How to handle a hostile and vengeful junior coworker(leased external employee) in my new job? [closed]

Background I am in the 3rd week of a new job as Senior Java developer. There is a scrum team consisting of leased external developers, some junior to me, some senior. Situation with junior colleague ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [closed]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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How to break this vicious circle?

I was hired one year ago in a small company that works on utility apps, as a frontend developer. This company is very small and has more apps than developers, and often we work on very small features ...
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What to do if development is stuck and NDA does not allow to ask any help?

Has someone good suggestions for the following situation I had. I was working as a programmer. I signed an NDA before I started a job. But then I met a situation where I needed to find out a method ...
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First dev job. Am I just a bad developer, or is my company/coworkers the problem? [closed]

Here's my current situation: I am a junior PHP developer since almost 2 years, previously only QA Never got a proper introduction or overview, still often encounter code/entire projects I've never ...
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Hate new job and feel overwhelmed

I was hired at this company about 4 month ago as a junior software engineer. Originally I came from a background in physics and also worked as such for years, but I wanted to switch careers. So I ...
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Negotiating salary for junior position - software dev

I am soon to graduate (one month) and I'm going to have an interview with the HR and the manager of the team (final stage of the recruitment process, I've passed the technical tests) in a cool company....
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Junior developer struggles: how to communicate with management?

I learnt programming at home and was a brilliant bootcamp graduate (that is, by the standards of that bootcamp, which is certainly not as good as top US bootcamps*), I found a job fairly easily ...
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Can I criticise the more senior developers around me for not writing clean code?

I am a junior developer. Although I already programmed in different languages for the last 5 years I still have a hard time debugging more complex issues. On the other hand I like clean code and try ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? [closed]

I would like to ask the following questions. What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? Will he/she be given a task to develop a new project from the start without any supervision? What if ...
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Junior colleague developing animosity when I couldn't offer professional help

There were a few incidents when I had helped my juniors. They had accepted my answers, were happy with the solution that I gave them and everything went on smoothly until one incident. There was a ...
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Helping a junior who creates a context before asking for help

My junior colleagues know that I have expertise in certain areas and can help them whenever needed. In fact, there were cases where I was proactive and helped them resolve issues in those areas. ...
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As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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Feeling overwhelmed at work

I was hired at this company about a month and a half ago as a junior programmer. I realize that they were looking for a senior dev, but felt like I could do the position with a little training based ...
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How do I evaluate a candidate for a junior position? [closed]

After working with my boss at a previous job he's decided to start a contracting firm and I'm in the first handful of people to help get things started. It's been a few months and now we're looking to ...
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