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Getting back into Software Engineering after an almost 2 year hiatus

I’m a 33 year old software engineer from Chile, and I’m also a professional rugby player (since 2020) and I’ve represented my country for the past 8 years and just recently competed in the Rugby World ...
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How can I get my engineers to accept being on call?

I am manager of several software engineers. Recently our CTO mandated that all engineers must be on call at least once a week, including the work day and evening, once a month, including the weekend ...
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How or where can I get in contact with a coach or mentor to help me form a strategy to direct my career as Software Engineer?

I am currently evaluating many steps in order to further my career. I am currently working as a Fullstack Developer but I want to prepare myself to become a Senior Fullstack developer. I have so many ...
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Explaining to engineers the importance of writing clean code

I've been working in the industry for a bit now and I lead a small team of developers (those are not always the same depending on the project I work on). When writing code I normally receive feedback ...
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Am I too old (school) for my job? [closed]

I'm working as a full stack software engineer for about 10 years, but recently I started wondering if I am actually suited for that profession (I'm currently 42 years old, if that matters).... I ...
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How can I become more business savvy as a Software Developer to contribute better solutions?

I have 4 years of experience working as a developer in the consultancy space and have had the privilege of working for several industries; mostly for the private sector - Oil & Gas, FinTech, ...
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How to deal with invasive scrum master who is nitpiking my MR to the tune of 135 comments?

I started a new job a little less than six months ago as a Software Engineer and it has been nothing but an uphill battle. I have the most experience in our team, and from what I have experienced and ...
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What Websites/Newsletters/Organizations/Methods Are Recognized for Keeping Up With And Gaining Experience In New Software/Technology? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this question is not relevant or against the rules, but I'm really hoping you can help me with this as I'm really not sure where else to turn to. If this is not the place for ...
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Trouble at my workplace

I was given a promotion at work and most of my colleagues are grumbling since I'm way younger and more experienced. How should I approach this ?
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Can I still have hopes for an offer as a software developer [closed]

I attended a bootcamp back in 2017 where I learned Full Stack Development. I had invested nearly everything I had to learn the skill. After graduation, I applied to 50+ companies and only had one ...
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Asking For Career Advice in Tech [duplicate]

Hello Everyone. I need some career suggestions. Due to the current enhancement in AI, starters like me are confused, will there be a demand for fresher web developers after 1 year? Should I continue ...
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Counter offer to new acquiring company

I am working as a engineer for a few years at a small business, the business was recently sold to a large corporation. This corporation made it clear from the beginning that they only had plans to ...
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Dealing with a patronising senior engineer

I’ve recently started at a new company (5ish months) where I was brought in to help improve coding standards and development practices. Since joining it’s been very clear that my team is the singular ...
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Senior engineer mispronounces words and misuses idioms/phrases

Context - I work with a senior engineer on an opensource project. In some vague sense, on this OSS project, he reports to me. He recently started a new job at a startup and also started taking on more ...
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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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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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What can I do to stand out as a remote software engineer from an unpopular part of the world?

I actually already worked for several multi-billion dollar US companies, but I did that through local companies, who would just put me in touch with their clients, then stuff their own pockets and ...
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What is a good way to approach a situation where my colleague never requests my code reviews?

I joined a small startup, and a senior software engineer colleague (we work on the same product) of mine never adds me the list of code reviewers. So far I’ve just simply not commented on the pull ...
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How to deal with an incompetent coworker when fighting for a raise

First of all, let me say that I have read How should I handle an incompetent coworker?, How to deal with an incompetent colleague? and How to deal with relatively technically incompetent coworker?, ...
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I'm struggling to complete tasks during probation. How can I fix this situation? [closed]

I have completed about 50 days at my new job. I am still struggling with the tasks assigned to me. The domain as well as the tools are totally new to me. I have not been able to deliver any task ...
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Anxious about daily stand-up meetings

As mentioned in a previous post, I am a junior engineer a few months into my role after completing a 3 month boot camp. I have a BSc in English Literature, so I am picking up the technical knowledge ...
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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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Should I contact the company directly if the recruitement agent is not contacting me? (UK)

I was contacted by a recruiting agent, who suggested a graduate role and everything went smoothly. Had a telephonic hr interview, a technical online interview, and face to face presentation interview. ...
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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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How to deal with an incompetent department in a new firm

Me and my team were hired to a new software organisation, "X". Top management is good and wants us to succeed. We agreed fairly tight timelines on my team's onboarding, in part because there ...
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Can I make a career at my current job? [closed]

I am currently working as a frontend software developer, but after 2 years working at the company I work for I feel like they are just keeping me at stock, backup or assistance. I didn't say much, but ...
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Are on-call responsibilities for software developers normal or unusual?

I just read this question about potentially giving on-call responsibilities to a team to match other teams at the same company. Understandably, people are opposed to requiring additional work without ...
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Working on unrelated tasks

I've recently moved abroad for work since there isn't any similar position in my home country. However the tasks I've been given have only insignificant (to me) overlap with my position at the company....
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How to deal with team members who are slow to respond to my messages?

I am a junior and I'm usually blocked by team members who are slow to respond to my instant messages. I had one of these senior team members tell me "Sorry I made you wait" after taking a ...
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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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What kind of questions can be asked for a Embedded Software Engineering job interview? [closed]

Firstly, I am a newbie on this site. If there is anything wrong with my post I would appreciate any feedback. I have looked at previous questions, but I could not see a related one. I just graduated ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

I was hired by a company to develop a product a year ago, I have worked on this product exclusively during the last year and the intention was to move up to a managerial role with two more people as ...
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How might I avoid significantly overestimating the time required to deliver a potential client's software project?

Spoke with a potential client about delivering a computer vision app. I estimated this would take one month, erring on the side of a conservative estimate to account for any complexities that might ...
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In software engineering, what exactly is meant by collaborative tone?

For all of my web/software development career, I have worked alone and with a very small team. I have just interviewed with a larger company. There were several interviews - technical and behavioral. ...
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