Questions tagged [seniority]
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How to work with a boss who procrastinates and provides no opinion until the last moment?
I work in India in healthcare sales. I am very goal-oriented and a person who is particular with my work. I don't like the idea of deadlines and my work is finished way before the deadline. For the ...
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 ...
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 ...
I think I've received an unofficial demotion, how should I raise my concerns?
I'm a senior software engineer that has been working in a small/mid-size company for 3 years. Recently, my team of around 20 people was restructured. This lead to my co-worker (the only person on the ...
Job title acting as another higher level title
I'm a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience working in a tech startup for 3 years now. Two weeks ago I found something very irritating for me. Since I joined the company, I found ...
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 ...
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 ...
Product manager with no technical knowledge is micromanaging engineers to the extent he's not doing his own job... How should I report this?
I'm a lead engineer for a highly technical product, aspects of which cross multiple technical disciplines. From working with him, the PM doesn't know even the very basics about computers but he's ...
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” ...
How to prepare team for layoff?
Our team consists of about 15 developers, we basically act as in house dev ops and think tank for our company. Our performance was fine until recently, but slowly it started to decline, and so did ...
How can I constructively address the fact that a coworker with the same (senior) title doesn't have the basic skills for the role
I am an in a QA automation position, with the title "Senior" which is nice. I have a coworker, let's call him Sam, who also has a "Senior" in his title. I was happy with my title until Sam came along ...
Why for my Senior all my ideas are Garbage because I am a Fresher?
I am getting depressed by the behaviour of my senior. Whenever I want to talk with him about any new idea which may be good for our product, he replies to me in a very arrogant manner and always ...
Does my workplace lack guidance or is it my lack of skills?
I am a Mechanical engineering graduate and recently joined a startup. I have a fair knowledge of Python and Machine Learning. Right after one week, I was put on a project involving Image Processing, ...
Am I fulfilling my senior developer role expectations?
I’ve recently joined a very large organization as a senior software developer in the US. This is my first senior position and my first company of such scale. I am very excited and overwhelmed at the ...
How do I make my manager take my concerns about a more experienced contractor seriously?
I am the only technical employee in a young business which develops a technical product. The bulk of the development is done by a team of contractors. I have many concerns about the way the ...
Does "part time" or "proportion of role" experience count towards 'years of experience' the same as full-time?
Following another question here I went down the rabbit hole and ended up on Calculating experience when you had two jobs at the same time? and the conclusion was essentially that 'years of experience' ...
Is this a normal scenario for a job negotiation? [closed]
A month or so ago,I applied for 2 positions in a company. One as Writer (which it was supposed to be remote) and one as Senior Editor (which payment was double of the offered as Writer since it was in ...
Prioritizing support for colleagues and your own work
I started at my current company a few months ago and am currently growing into a more Senior role as a DevOps Engineer. This is my first time going into a more senior role and I am wondering what kind ...
Found out I'm making about 50% less than others with same job in company [duplicate]
I work for various marketing agencies. The various agencies get different contracts from different clients who want their products promoted. Most agencies give only a few hours of work each week, so ...
Senior software developer [closed]
There is a senior software developer that I'm really not sure how he got there. But the style of coding is very bad. For example he has this scattered all over the project. public boolean myMethod() ...
Been asked to work significantly "below" my level for a sustained period -- can I ask company for measures to mitigate it e.g. learning time?
Background info: This is a follow-up (but not a duplicate) to this question: Recruited for a senior SME technical role but assigned in the medium term to a much more junior project Basically I was ...
How to deal with senior developer who slows me down intentionally
It's been a couple of weeks since I started my new job as a mid level web dev. There's an ongoing project on which only me and the senior developer (who is also new here) are working on. As in most ...
In what ways could someone working at a position for 15 years be negatively perceived?
Consider the following question, which I feel was asked in good faith: Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag? This would imply that, at least to some, a person ...
Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag?
I'm about to interview someone who applied for the same position that I have: Senior Software Engineer. The candidate is 13 years older than me and has worked in the same position for more than 15 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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-...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...