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How to name new projects without confusing anyone [closed]

I recently transitioned into a sort of engineer position where I am the most newest member of my team. For the past month since I started, I've been working on other people's projects and nothing came ...
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Can I back out of an international hiring contract? [closed]

I am currently working in Dubai in a large national company, as a Senior Machine Learning Engineer (SMLE). Here the salaries are good and there is no income tax. However, I recently passed the ...
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SOFTWARE ENG/COMP SCI advice needed please - Failed two subjects [duplicate]

I dont know if this is the correct SE to ask this in, but will post it just in case. I am in Australia, and have no interest in going into FAANG, if that makes any difference. Basically, I failed some ...
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What kind of projects can you show in your resume as an aspiring systems administrator(linux/windows)?

I am an aspiring linux/windows(mainly linux as I love it) system administrator and currently a helpdesk. I also like devops. What projects can I show? I've written scripts, but they're max like 100 ...
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I have code from my previous startup that my current employer needs - they want me to open source it [closed]

When I left my last corporate job, I started working on my own open source project. It was sort of a 'I can do it better/learning project'. I continued to work on it and even managed to score really ...
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What countries can I work in to earn the highest rate, and get taxed less, to save more in two years? [closed]

I am an Australian citizen and a senior software engineer with 12+ years of enterprise experience. What would my options be if I am solely looking to maximise my earnings in the next two years, and if ...
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Do software industry employeers care that you failed a subject or two in university?

I failed two subjects in uni in my first year, one computer science and one maths (they were first year courses). My GPA is fine. Will this affect my employment opportunities down the track? I am a ...
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How to handle team?

I have recently got position of software development team leader. This is my first time handling a team of 6 members. A few members of the team were my colleagues before becoming their team leader. I ...
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Is it legal for my company to force me to use my personal computer for work? [closed]

I'm a software engineer with 4 years of experience. I landed a job while in college as a junior dev for the same company I'm with now (3 years total at this current company) making 39k. I now make ...
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Being workplace bullied - would it be a career damaging move if I sought out an increased WFH accommodation? [closed]

I am being workplace bullied both verbally at meetings and in git comments. My colleagues also feel I am being bullied by the one specific individual who is causing all of this. They feel the trigger ...
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Concerned about scrum master trying to take credit for my work, how to approach boss?

I am writing a document for our team. Our team is supposed to submit feedback on it, and I am supposed to upload my work to a shared drive for it to be read/reviewed. Under the guise of turning the ...
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Is a course in user experience useful to a software engineer

I've been a developer/engineer now for quite a long time. My career progressed well in the beginning but has reached somewhat of a plateau. I do find myself giving increasing input into overall design ...
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How do I earn work experience to get a job if I need a job to earn work experience? [closed]

I am a software developer with experience in the Dart programming language and the Flutter framework. My major was in Electronics Engineering at George Brown College during the COVID-19 emergency. I ...
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Gracefully resigning from an unmaintainable project I was hired to work on urgently

I was hired by a big company, but lately I found myself in a delicate situation. Big companies have more formal processes, adopt methodologies, are up to date/speed. I have enough experience that I ...
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Worried deeply about my criminal record. Can someone tell me If I should be this worried? [closed]

I just turned 24 a few weeks ago, and it's starting to worry me more deeply. When I was 19 I committed a serious crime. I can tell you that I wouldn't have done this ever, but it was due to a ...
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How do I explain to my boss that his preferred software tool has serious bugs?

I am using a 3rd party software tool at work that has some bugs that are not yet fixed. There is no work around for some of them. My boss insists that since the website of the tools says that it got ...
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Termination for failed background verification [closed]

I started working at one of the MNC company 8 months ago. They have sent me a message saying my background verification has failed, so they are terminating my employment. They will provide only a ...
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Automute on Zoom [closed]

Is there a setting where you can auto-mute when joining zoom? I've tried searching for a solution and don't even know if it exists. I often join large zoom meetings or webinars and forget to mute. It ...
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Master's degree in Computer Science but I am a bad developer

I will soon graduate and have done some internship and am currently working as a web developer on the side (fullstack with Angular and Spring/Asp.net). I have 3 years of experience (only in my college ...
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Impact of a 'bad' tech stack on my career?

I recently switched job (I used to be a tech lead working with recent technologies such as Java 11, AWS, Spring boot, Kubernets (EKS), Terraform, etc). Now I work for a startup as a software engineer ...
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Job installed software without telling my team what it was [closed]

My first position with this company got migrated due to layoffs. Now working in a different department with new company migration we had a "tech day" no one informed my team what exactly ...
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Strategies to lower bug count

Looking for ideas to ensure bugs count kept low say about 40-50% of total stories submitted to testing, here are the steps we tried Before QA, I ask the story owner to demo the work Code review, ...
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Would US Based client pursue legal action against a someone impersonating a candidate?

I joined in a MNC and got my first round interview invitation link from US Based client with this extra details: “This interview invitation is intended for the candidate to whom this [email / letter] ...
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Can I develop and sell an app while on a garden leave? [closed]

I am currently on a garden leave while still on my company's payroll. I have the idea of developing an app, which I can add on my portfolio which can also increase my skills. I live currently in the ...
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Is it necessary to inform HR about returning to work after long medical leave?

I working in a MNC company. I met road accident and took permission from HR for 3-4 weeks medical leave. Now I am fully recovered and ready for work. Is it necessary to inform HR about returning to ...
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I'm the sole developer without enough experience to be

I'm the only developer at a computer repair company working on a web application for the company, which will also be sold to other companies for them to use. Which is great, except for a couple things:...
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What to do when as a lead, you are imposed a team or strategy you do not agree with?

I was hired by a company to perform as a technical lead in DevOps/Automation, I have been asked to scale up further, for which I have asked for other devops profile to be hired to help me. My direct ...
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What role do Engineering Manager, Product Manager & Technical Project Manager play in Software Engineer's day to day work?

I'm new to the industry & self taught. I'd say I'm pretty decent when it comes to writing code and delivering a project however lately I've realized that software engineering is much more than ...
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Switch in professional career due to personal circumstances [closed]

I have worked as a SDE in many interesting places, working abroad and in well known companies in the industry, one of them being a FAANG, for around ten years. Shortly after the pandemic started, I ...
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How to answer HR question, "Why did I leave my latest company after 7 years"?

I worked as a software engineer in a big internet company for 7 years in total. For the first 6 years, I had been working at the department of desktop applications. I really loved working there. ...
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My Ex-Boss is using my Accounting Software [closed]

I work as an accountant so I have my own QB Software, this allows me to install it on a PC. I was working for a company and installed the software. When I left I began the uninstall process and he ...
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Trying to ask for a raise with a unique job title

I started a new job about 8 months ago as a software engineer. The company is an ecommerce shop where we basically build out Optimizely site for other companies. Since joining I've moved from a ...
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Is it an efficient strategy to deploy collaborative tools like Office 365 only to a subset of employees? [closed]

I work for an industrial company with a lot of business done in back-office (including design, engineering, R&D). The company has decided (and confirmed its decision multiple times) to have a very ...
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(Career) I can't be productive because of the paradigm (or teams) - Change Job [closed]

Contextualizing: Hi, I'm 25 years old, and I've been working as a freelancer for 8 years. I mainly worked with stacks: NodeJS , React, React Native, and with TypeScript as stack superset. I've always ...
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As a software development hiring manager, do you subtract points from candidates who talk about their side projects during the interview? [closed]

My perspective is this, employees who have side projects will inevitably not be able to concentrate on the job that they are employed to work on. Is this feeling shared amongst hiring managers in the ...
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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company?

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...
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Is there an anti-pattern describing the preference for a new software when the problem is lack of skill or organisation?

I have the feeling that many people tend to turn to a new software instead of trying to master the one available. I am not saying that existing software should not be discarded if it lacks features. ...
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Title "Lead Data Scientist" vs. "Principal Data Scientist"

I have been a Data Scientist for more than 7 years now. My positions so far have been "Big Data Scientist", "Data Science Architect", "Senior Data Scientist" (in that ...
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Should I request a change of my project in my internship?

I recently had a pre-meet for my internship, where I was assigned a project. The work hasn't started yet and the problem statement given was a little abstract. So I had to research a bit on it and the ...
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Influencing more senior software engineers [closed]

I recently started a new role at a new company several months ago. I am an experienced software engineer from big tech. My new team consists of engineers who are older and more senior than me, but ...
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Would there be any value in creating a tool to simplify code navigation? [closed]

A friend and I noticed that it's difficult to grasp new sets of code. In school, we're taught concepts in the form of visual representations - graphs. Would there be any value in creating something ...
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I would like to purchase the rights to the software my company created but no longer wishes to maintain or use [closed]

I work for a firm which has a large in-house development arm. We have a small software package which was written by one guy 6 years ago. This software is currently used in production but the guy who ...
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Is it normal to have so much red tape in reporting bugs?

My workplace adopted some software several months ago, at the outbreak of COVID-19, to help us conduct our work remotely. The software has been extremely buggy, to the point of slowing down our ...
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Is It Normal for Early Career Developers to Feel Demotivated?

Working at my first job as a software developer and it seems every task comes with a deadline of this Friday. Mostly applying patch works or undoing previous features. I do have the technical skills, ...
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HR seems to have issues with my relocation which might leave me temporarily unemployed

After months of communication issues I recently started a full-time remote job. As I'm moving back to Europe, HR is now telling me I would become unemployed until they can get me a new contract. How ...
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Would a hiring manager be annoyed if my reason for moving was due to management style?

I'm meeting with a hiring manager in my company to discuss moving teams internally. I'm anticipating them asking me why I want to move. If I be honest, it's because my current manager's management ...
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What rights do I have in regards to workforce management apps?

Can I declare I won't be using their app; what rights do I have? I am very thorough with my privacy and security and do not answer emails, calls, texts etc outside my contracted hours. However, the ...
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Boss is telling me to download software but they didn't provide me a work computer so I'm using my own. Can I refuse?

I got this full time job 2 months ago. It's work from home for now cause of the novel coronavirus. I am a full time employee and not a contractor. I'm from the Philippines. They didn't provide me a ...
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How to improve a software product in difficult conditions

[Short version] The software department is heavily under pressure for bad software quality and performance and too little delivery. In addition, the CEO has gets angry easily and is killing motivation....
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My performance recently seems really poor, but why is everyone acting like it's OK? [closed]

I am a software developer for the last 5 years. I like this work and since I started this career I have been in 3 companies. Each change resulted a good raise of the salary and more interesting ...
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