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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A Job in Data Science - What can I do if I can't meet target goals? [closed]

I've started a new job in data science a few months back. The problem I was assigned to was very challenging, but exciting. Our client was using a very simple baseline model to make predictions, and ...
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How to handle a lowball salary in an entry level position [duplicate]

I am an entry level web developer for a small company in the US. I do full stack web development and lead my own medium sized projects. I have moved from intern to contractor and now recently to full ...
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Leveraging a New Part-Time Job to Transition into Full Time? [closed]

I have recently been trying to transition into doing full-time work at a company as a junior developer but have had some issues I am seeking advice about. I have applied for about 100 jobs so far and ...
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How do I get industry experience if I don't have industry experience? [duplicate]

Somehow I can't comment on my post (maybe my score is not high enough) so I'm going to edit my original question. A lot mid-level and senior type roles require industry experience. If I can't get ...
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What to consider when building a career path for development team members?

I am leading software development team. One of my responsibilities this year, is building career development tracks for my team members. The long-term targets include, ensuring the growth of the team ...
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How can i show our client that we need to build tools to reduce bugs and improve productivity [closed]

I'm a software developer working outsourced to a client. Currently our productivity is low due to lack of tools to automate recurring tasks, also due to the lack of common software base, each project ...
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My progress is stagnating and I don't want to disappoint my supervisor (Internship) [closed]

I don't know what I should do at the moment or what the best decision is at this point. Through some contacts I got a nice internship in a country far away from home (I got recommended by my last ...
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Final interview without experience on responsibilities of the role

I applied for a software developer job in a big retailer company and the main responsibilities of the role is to work on an e-commerce/m-commerce mobile application. I do not have any experience in ...
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Job switch: resume and interview [closed]

I graduated last year and I am currently working as a software developer, but in the past year I have hardly done any development work in this job and worked more towards documentation and unit ...
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I am looking for a job change and wanted to know what roles have similar set of responsibilities as my current responsibilities stated below [closed]

Currently I am working as a Team Manager at my company. I am looking for a change but not sure about the roles my current skills and responsibilities could be applicable to. I am looking at doing a ...
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How to manage a developer who objects to our code reviews as being “rude, condescending or otherwise toxic?” [closed]

Background: As a developer what should I expect as code review feedback? What if I perceive it as rude, condescending or otherwise toxic? This developer has become so frustrated with their code ...
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I am having great difficulty with Calculus in college and I want to know if I should start looking at other options [closed]

Firstly, I apologize if this is off-topic here. I looked in the help center and I didn't see anything that specifically said questions relating to education were off-limits here. I want to know if I ...
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As a junior programmer, how do I deal with conflicting instructions from two seniors? [closed]

I am a junior programmer in the company. Two of my seniors have asked me to implement a function in two different ways. Should I write two different implementations as they have instructed, or ask ...
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Is this normal in the software-industry? [closed]

I'm sure about the vague title but I was not sure how to post this question. My situation is the following. I have been working in a company for about 10 months now, and I was hired as a junior (java)...
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Plan and negotiate with / for software development company contractor

I'm working in a 15ppl company as the (only) IT guy (Master of Computer Science) and my task was/is to oversee a software project development. We have worked with an (outsourced) software development ...
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I lied about my job title. Will that affect my background check or employment verification? [closed]

Let me be candid. I have worked as a software Engineer all my career with 2 years of product management experience (did a startup 4 years ago). I wanted to switched to PM full time but was not getting ...
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Will I ever find a job in Berlin with the same cool Danish working culture [closed]

First hope that this is the right place to ask. I'm a software engineer working in Copenhagen, and I'm considering moving to Berlin. I'm worried that I will regret and will miss the Danish working ...
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'No prior development is required but it'll be considered an advantage' meaning? [closed]

I've came upon a job proposal in my city where I fullfill half of the jobs requirements as a software developer. On the very top there is a line that says 'No prior development is required but it'll ...
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Planning on building a startup and then retiring from it without alienating my co-founders [closed]

I am a professional software developer with substantial experience in my industry. A year ago I was approached by an acquaintance who runs a small local brokerage with another partner. I started a ...
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Quitting a job to work at a better job which I might have to end up quitting anyway

I recently graduated from college with a CS degree and almost immediatley started working full time at company A. I had been with this company for several months before I graduated and became aware ...
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Had a job interview for a company in Germany and I live in Kosovo. What are some things to know about “international” interviews? [closed]

I had this interview for a Software Development position. I'm from Kosovo and the job opening was in Germany. They were also offering visa sponsorship. I'm a Web Developer and the position was open ...
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How to handle situation when I don't have enough to do? [duplicate]

I have almost 8 years commercial experience, and I've been working for my current company for 2-3 years now. My problem is I don't feel like I'm doing any work at all. For a whole year I was working ...
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Should I accept the automation testing engineer job after getting hired as developer? [closed]

Being a computer science student i chose to go for web development, i learned basics of it and started working. In past six months i had worked with an IT startup where i worked on products using ...
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Is declining an already accepted offer going to burn a bridge? [closed]

I had a long interview process with Company A. I did a phone screen, an on-site and then had to wait 6 weeks for the third interview (on-site) and then another week for the last telephone interview. ...
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Dealing with problematic SCRUM master/collegue [closed]

In Brief: I'm doing the same work all day and being passed over for more intersting work. I'd like to remedy this. I'm a member of a small Devops team. Team tasks can be roughly divided into two ...
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How can I address the bad coding standards of my more experienced team-mates? [closed]

I am a Software Developer for a large firm for about 5 years, since I was entry level. Recently, I have the opportunity to work on a high profile project. My wider 27 member team is split into 3. The ...
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Is being a software vendor manager a viable career for a developer, or is this just a project phase? [closed]

Background: I have been a software, database, and integration developer with 12 years experience, working at my current company for 4 years now. Here, I have done hands-on development, architecture, ...
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How to convince company to let me do more development, rather than QA? [closed]

I was hired as a software engineer in a company and there are multiple teams. The company hired me in a development team. After getting hired I came to know that they have a different process for QA. ...
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Is it a wise decision if I switch companies with higher base salary but higher cost of living? [closed]

For the last 6 months, I've been a full stack developer in a small company that pays quite poorly. But I live with my parents, so I don't really have much financial responsibilities. I was offered a ...
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managing through a coworker

Background This is my first serious job and I know too little of the language in this country. I have spent about 6 months with this company, weirdly enough I communicate with most people using a ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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What if there's 1 month discrepancy in my background check for employment? [closed]

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering , if I worked for company X for 5 months and listed on my resume that I worked there for 6 months. Does it create a problem for me ? I currently work for a ...
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What are the different ways to get the interview calls for Software Developer profile after an year gap? [closed]

I graduated from B.Tech in ECE from NIT Kurukshetra (2012-16). But I had two Backlogs in Engineering because of which I lost my on-campus job as a Software Developer. (In India, Backlog in a subject ...
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Working From home for a small company vs In office for a Medium sized company [closed]

I was looking for some insight with other that may have had to make a decision like mine. I currently have an opportunity in front of me that will allow me to work from home for a small to medium ...
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Differences between requirements for a software architect and highly experienced developer? [closed]

When the company post a job announcement for a "software architect" role, what additional specific requirements this implies, in comparison to the "senior developer" or "highly experienced developer" ...
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Switching Career Areas [closed]

I'm soon to graduate in BSCS and doing an 6 month Quality Assurance internship, currently in 3 month. I started of QA because I found it interesting because of automation. But after working I've ...
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Licensing percentage for supervisor [closed]

Two years ago, I was hired by a university to develop a software system. They had worked on it for five years, but only in a very low priority mode, so all they had was a database layout that was ...
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Question about new job - comparing 2 viable opportunities [closed]

After carefully considering a couple of opportunities, I think I know what I should do, but first I would like to sanity check my decision against some fellow software developers. For reference I ...
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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() ...
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How to ask team lead to let me know if he breaks or changes something

We are a small team which is about to launch a redesigned website undergoing a major facelift. Due to the nature of the timeframe I have less workload and my Manager wants me to test things to make ...
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Not aligned with employer's current strategy - need advice [closed]

I am currently a mobile developer. Recently i've noticed a trend in the company i'm working at: the management's enforcement of mobile application development using hybrid technology (the very ...
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Can a web developer be accountable for text content that a copywriter has created? [closed]

I work at a design agency and a copywriter wrote a copy document to populate a website. I uploaded it onto the site after skimming through for any grammatical errors but I didn't really digest the ...
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Is it permitted to study/learn a topic while under NDA?

What can a programmer do if he or she has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), but is asked to do a program that requires lots of learning? I think the problem would require graduate level ...
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Pitching an idea to executives

So I work as a developer for this company. I have an idea to develop a new system for the company where I would own 10% and they would own 90% of the system. The system would integrate with their ...
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Should i switch between similar programming languages [closed]

I have bachelors in electronics and communication. I got placed in a startup after doing java course from an institute. Now i have 8+ months of experience in c#. I had not learned c# before but as ...
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Lead engineer is not helpful at all [closed]

I got my first software engineering job little more than half a year ago and I am struggling with our lead engineer. Long story short, he tells me what and when to do things. Most of the emails he ...
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Nine months into a new job and I want to quit. How can I improve the situation? [closed]

I am having a lot of difficulties at my job. I liked it for the first six months and now I hate it and want to quit. I am an intermediate web developer at a large company making an internal product ...
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Is moving from the role “software engineer” to “Android Developer” considered as a career path/ job degradation? [closed]

I am currently working as a junior software engineer, engaging in multiple fields including Java, Android and web programming. Recently I got a job offer for an "Android Developer" with a better ...
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Is it better to study or to apply as a junior developer after a failed PhD? [closed]

Up until eight months ago, I was an happy PhD student on theoretical cryptography. Since then my supervisor had family issues and I was "kindly" obliged to change my research topic; it didn't go well ...
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Get a job by contributing to community with Open-source projects as a programmer [duplicate]

Since I can't really afford programming academies and similar educational programmes and systems, I was wondering if I could find a job by applying somewhere later with decent knowledge in several ...