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Recruited for senior (SME) technical role but assigned medium-term to much more junior project - how to recover appearance and reputation in company?

I was recruited to a senior (but still individual contributor, not a manager) role to a company as a "subject matter expert" (SME), to take on an advisory / strategic / architectural overview and ...
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Chances Over Senior Opportunities [closed]

As I have mentioned in my previous questions, I'm working in a very well-known company as a Cloud/DevOps engineer with 7 months of experience. I believe that my career progresses greatly from ...
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I worked in industry for 1.5 years before going to grad school. I want to drop out - should I be applying for entry-level or senior positions?

I found it very frustrating to notice in my job search that pretty much all the positions are either looking for senior developers with +3-4 years experience or (much more rarely) completely entry-...
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Juniors backstabbed me [closed]

Currently in my new office, there are two juniors under me that both have 1 year of experience. In all my career of 4+ years, I have always helped my juniors. In the case of these two juniors, I have ...
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How to work with an unhelpful team lead? [closed]

I came across a team lead who isn't exactly helpful. Any questions regarding the code base end up in : "I'll have to look into it, so you might as well do it." Its frustrating as the code base is not ...
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1answer
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Senior SW Engineer role without leadership experience? Expectations?

I left my previous role as a Senior Software Engineer and I am looking for a new role at the same level. (My previous company stopped hiring grads years ago so we had a glut of seniors and principals ...
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How to handle a developer getting defensive when faced with breaking code?

I started working at a company as a junior developer, after finishing a great programming bootcamp with a deep and broad programming knowledge. Since then (1.5 years) I learned a lot, gained ...
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How to deal with a senior coworker who wrote their own programming language? [closed]

I'm on a team with a senior developer who has been with the company for a long time (maybe 15 years) and works exclusively on the backend architecture of our 25-year old product. Recently, as part of ...
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2answers
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Am I starting to be micromanaged? [closed]

Came a bit out of the blue: Line manager is upset I am asking people for work and not going to directly to him. My work load has lightened considerably and have taken a pro-active approach when I am ...
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3answers
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Senior developer and design review feedback [closed]

I've been working in the software industry for around 7 years with above average skills. I have worked on many smaller projects, contributing at every layer end to end. I was asked to work on the low ...
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4answers
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Being Blamed for my seniors mistakes what can I do? [duplicate]

Hi for a bit of background I a developer in the UK and we work in an agile environment. A senior developer (let's call him X) and myself are working on a project, now I like the guy, he's a nice guy ...
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1answer
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Clear the misunderstanding regarding this situation [closed]

So I'm a new developer who joined recently in a reputed company. I've joined a small team with some other people. I'm learning from them and generally consult them, especially if I need any ...
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10answers
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Asking for help in IT in a senior position while keeping credibility

I am working in a senior position in an IT department. Having learnt a new technology recently and being quite experienced, I rarely, if ever, get stuck on programming matters. Lately, I have noticed ...
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2answers
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How to politely ask people if they know something without patronizing?

I work with a bunch of people specializing in many things, most of them way more experienced than me. Even the managers at the company where I work are experienced tech professionals. I often ...
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11answers
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How to handle senior developer shirking his work and giving it to interns instead of doing it?

This is a pretty specific situation. We are two interns working on a project for a few months and we are about to finish our internship. A senior developer has been designated to continue the project ...
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3answers
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With job descriptions, how do I know if I'm an “X” or a “Senior X”?

I'm job searching right now, with a bunch of previous experience, but not all in the same position. So it's not as though I've had one job description Y for many years - in which case I would now feel ...
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How to introduce myself appropriately when my former classmates are at senior positions in the same firm?

I was among the top few at my institute, and former classmates and professors respect me for that and in general. I landed a coveted job after graduation, but have changed jobs twice, with some gaps ...
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9answers
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Candidate talks over me during interview

I'm not an HR person at all, but today I interviewed one candidate who applied for the role of senior embedded software engineer. Indeed, I'm an embedded software engineer, and for 50% of my time I ...
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3answers
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CTO reluctant to help me and other developers

I'm currently working as a senior backend developer in a large company where there are over 100 devs in total. There are various projects going on and work load for senior devs can get pretty hectic. ...
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7answers
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Is it an alarming sign, if a company's hiring process for senior/lead developer doesn't include a coding task?

I'm in the search for a new job in Germany as a senior developer (7years exp), and have done interviews for a variety of roles in large scale companies (minimum 1000 employees, IT teams 200 devs). A ...
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3answers
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Is it reasonable to complain about the 'junior' label after entering the company with 4 years of experience? [closed]

I've been with my current employer for three months. When they presented me their offer, I explicitly asked about seniority and was assured that my position would be mid-senior level and even that ...
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0answers
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From Lead in a small team, to Senior in a large tech team [closed]

The company that i'm currently working for is in the business the last 25 years, is heavily sales- and marketing-based although relying on web applications, is quite successful, however with little ...
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My colleague always makes sound with the keyboard and mouse,how can i tell him to stop that politeley [closed]

I've been in the IT field for around two years. One of my colleagues (the 'senior') makes sounds with the keyboard and mouse. Those intentional 'tick-ticks' in a silent environment are annoying for ...
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2answers
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How to deal with a senior developer that might not be beneficial to the quality of our project?

I've been working at my current company for over 2 years now and I thoroughly enjoy working on the current project that I work on. Our project manager on the customer's side is awesome, the customers ...
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7answers
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Dealing with an unhelpful senior developer, how to?

I work as a junior backend developer at a company. It's been two months now. Ever since I joined, they wanted me to pair program with another senior developer. However, since the deadlines were near, ...
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9answers
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How to respond to a ridiculous request from a senior colleague?

The wife of a friend of mine is a junior analyst and recent hire at her company. Recently a senior research scientist on the team asked her to make a Powerpoint slide to illustrate chances. The slide ...