Questions tagged [software-development]

Questions regarding the Workplace interactions and considerations that are involved in the process of designing, implementing, testing, deploying, etc., a software product. Please refrain from posting coding questions, as those belong to Stack Overflow instead.

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Where do companies draw the line between entry-, mid-,senior- etc. level developers? [closed]

I keep seeing job postings here on StackExchange for developers with either mid- or senior-level experience. As a developer with quite a bit of experience in development, I am unsure whether I would ...
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How to prepare for Technical Lead Engineer position?

I just received an offer and starting in a few weeks as a .NET Technical Lead Engineer - and I am worried about 'pulling it off'. Since I didn't really expect to get an offer for this position (and it'...
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How can I influence our clients to not constantly ask for more?

Our service, a SaaS for b2b, offers a wide range of analytics through our dashboard. New features Most clients are happy with the offering, while they do have from time to time requests for ...
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How to tactically bring up to the Program Manager the Team Leader is part of the problems at work

Currently working for a Defense Contractor as a DevOps System Engineer, in which I'm supporting software developers, getting out frequent software builds to our customer. Don't have an exact count of ...
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What areas are good pivot targets if you want to avoid javascript? [closed]

At work I write Javascript. Alot of javascript. ALL THINGS JAVASCRIPT. Frontends: js Backends: js Tests: js Db: js drivers Documentation: js Any problem that might come up: npm install (your favorite ...
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I am doing tasks not listed in my working contract

I would like to ask how to deal with my current situation. I was hired as a C/C# developer for embedded hardware and user desktop applications. After a few months working it became clear that there is ...
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Question around losing authorship of work

Some work is conducted by many people, in many pieces, but when that work is submitted, all that work is repackaged and the authorship of those works is changed to be person submitting the work, not ...
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Not being respected at the workplace

I'm hired as a software developer at a company that has sites in multiple countries, and I was sent to the sister location in the UK to collaborate in an interesting new project. I was excited to join ...
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Managing someone who can't work on more than 1 ticket a day? [closed]

I have a really toxic developer who I tried to reach for 2 hours and he told me he didn't respond to me, because he was too focused on his task. Then I mentioned he had a blocker and when I asked him ...
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Is Software (profit)-share a red flag?

My Background I am just finished and started looking for a (junior) developer position. I have about 2 years experience with web development (plain PHP, JS, HTML, CSS, jQuery). Of course a couple of ...
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Colleague wants to join my project

I started my new job on the same day with another colleague. We both are senior software developers. The workload is manageable, so we both were looking for some side projects the company can benefit ...
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Will Working With Ada Programming Language Damage My Employability? [closed]

I am currently a software developer with 2 years experience with Java and C#. I have been offered a job at a reputable company with a higher salary and better benefits than my current employer. ...
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How to convince project lead we need a UX designer?

I've recently joined a smaller local software company. Our primary customer is the local government and we're beginning to develop a software to manage their meeting and event rooms. One reason for ...
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Supporting developers who insist on using their pet language

I've joined a team of around five developers building a microservice-based website, in a shop that emphasises autonomy and learning. However, it turns out one of the developers is writing "his" parts ...
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Linux in Curriculum Vitae

Open-source world is weird in some senses: it can create great stuff (e.g. entire working OSs) with thanks to the infinite people working on such projects but also "glory" goes to everybody ...
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Can I extend my answer to a job offer a second time without burning a bridge?

Two weeks ago, I was looking for work and I reached out to a consultant friend of mine to ask if they had any work they could send my way. It turned out, the company he's Consulting for is a long-term ...
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Dealing with incompetent peer protected by higher ups

One of my peers is a product manager and he is very bad at his job. So bad that I had one of my developers switch projects just to get away from working with him. I've tried coaching him, but he doesn'...
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Research manager prioritizes small, quick results at the expense of correct methodology

Background: I work as an algorithm developer in a small research/development team at a SaaS startup. Our whole team consists of juniors (including myself), and the manager is also relatively ...
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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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About to resign during my probation period, how do I go about it?

Background: So I'm a software developer nearing the end of my probation period at a company I recently started at. After starting I noticed a few things that made the company not a very good fit for ...
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Should I send out an apology email or IM after introducing a production bug?

I deployed a new version to a critical application in production last week. Post deployment we found out that the code in question ran into an edge case and we had to quickly roll back to the previous ...
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Dealing with a new negatively presumptive coworker

Our company's entire product team was let go (a few months ago) because of differences with key executives (on how the product should evolve). This team had product discipline and thought ...
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Am I too slow or are my boss' expectations high?

I joined a company three and a half months ago and prior to that, I worked for another industrial automation company as a junior software engineer for one year (late 2018 to early 2020). I have a ...
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Handling Boreout

Summary: feeling under-worked by tasks I receive, how to keep growing as a junior? —- I am a junior software engineer. My job is my hobby, my hobby is my job. I have been employed more than 8 months ...
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How do you handle colleagues who constantly give you resistance?

I work as a full stack developer in a team of 7 developers. I like to receive the constructive criticism as well as give it when needed. I love to review PRs and strive to maintain high coding ...
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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 normal for a team leader to use pull request comments as an indication of performance?

I was in a performance review recently and my team leader, who is a non-technical person was going through the usual: what do you feel has gone well so far this year, what do you think could have gone ...
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How to deal with client on requirement?

I am software developer and the client gave me some requirement. So, the topic is I know that the requirement which is given by client will take too long to implement/finish and it will cost more ...
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Business study for career progression [closed]

I am currently working as a software developer, but looking forward in my career I would like to eventually move into senior roles like Head/CTO My question is, is it worth studying business at a ...
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How do I negotiate an offered low salary for a high position?

TLDR: Promoted from intern to junior lead/management type of position. Offer by the company doesn't match the average salary in the market, how can I negotiate my position? I've been working for 1 ...
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How to manage the estimates of senior members?

I am a frontend developer and I just switch both company and stack (~ 1.5 months). The transition was smooth, I have a good relationship with my mentor and the majority of team members. I anticipated ...
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How not to get fired within 6 months? [closed]

In my only job after graduating I lost my job within 6 months of getting hired. These are the reasons my manager gave for my dismissal: Team mates complained about me asking too many questions, ...
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Should I babysit a developer?

Should I babysit a developer? I spent 12 hours trying to help a guy set up his development environment, and this guy had 10 years of experience somehow. He was supposed to be at least intermediate ...
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scrum - how should we discuss approach of user stories?

I am part of a 6-developer scrum team and we do sprints of one week. To be able to get an story in a sprint, we like these stories to be clear-enough (ready) before we start on them. Typically, this ...
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How can I get my coworkers to review my code?

For context: my productivity as a software developer is tied to delivering my work, and delivering my work is tied to having my code reviewed and approved by co-workers. But lately I've been having ...
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I have wasted 3 starting years of my career. Is there any way to start over? [closed]

When I graduated I got a slightly above average job working on Java Servlet technology. But then I acted on some poor advice from people who were close to me. Although it was a mistake, I listened to ...
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Restricted from installing my own python libraries [closed]

first: a bit of background - I run a team of DB devs, I have a degree in software engineering, I can use python very effectively and have done in several organisations (of similar size and larger). I'...
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How do I get our client to care about unit testing instead of just features and bug fixes?

I am working on a new project and the code is shared and written by at least ten software developers. There are some modules which are readable and there are some parts which are totally spaghetti ...
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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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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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Dealing with terrible codebase [closed]

I have been working for 6 months as a software engineer in a business where their codebase is terrible, messy code, no tests and many bugs. Code has basically no comments, everything is piled up ...
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Senior Developer in one company, just a developer in another one: is it bad sign? [closed]

Imagine at a company I work for there are not so strong requirements on Senior developer and you can become Senior developer say after 5 years. Now imagine I want to switch jobs and where I am going ...
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How to know if I am a 'Real Developer'

I am in my 5th year as a developer (3.5 years as junior/mid level and now a senior dev). My current role is not going well (people issues). Anyway, I said to one of the managers I was thinking of ...
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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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How to propose alternate strategy before meeting

My team is meeting later this work to discuss how to build a new component for our software system to handle a new business problem we are facing. I don't believe this new component is required and ...
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How should I deal with 3rd party content in my portfolio items?

I'm writing a project that I want to use in my portfolio as web developer and I'm using a JS 3rd party module in my code. This module covers a lot of different use cases that are not immediately ...
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Is it professional to declare in a contract that I refuse to work with certain widely used technologies?

In my not too long experience as a software developer, I have encountered with people (usually my bosses) using software which is very much not suitable for the scale of the project I was working on. ...
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How can I filter out software engineering jobs where I'll be asked to write algorithms in the interview?

I rarely act as a "programmer" in my daily job. I lead a team of engineers and consider myself and engineer. I build features, fix bugs, work on APIs, DBs, etc., but I rarely ever have to ...
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Salary "negotiation" stalled [closed]

After getting interviewed online from a company in the United Arab Emirates for a Senior Web Developer role. I was asked about my expected salary. I quoted 25K AED because that's what I think is a ...
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Developing in an academic institute [closed]

We are currently an academic institute of around 50 people. The institute does typical industry research, batteries, metals, magnets, etc. Recently, they began more and more relying on algorithmic ...

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