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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. ...