Questions tagged [software-industry]

Questions with this tag should be specific to the Software Industry, or to workplace elements commonly associated with said industry. The Software Industry deals with the creation, maintenance, and distribution of software. In addition, the creation of any associated training/documentation, as well as any consulting work, is included under the auspices of Software Industry.

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Withdraw from hiring process after unprofessional behavior from interviewer

I was recently interviewed for a software engineering position. This was a second round interview, and I was told to prepare for general CS knowledge and system design questions. When the interview ...
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Should I tell my current job that my old job has offered me my job back?

I worked at company A as an intern for a year while in college. When the pandemic struck, I was furloughed as well as my entire department. So I accepted an offer with company B. I like it at company ...
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As a freelancer, how do I handle a client not responding when I want to discuss future availability?

I have started as a freelancer a couple of months ago (as from July) in the data management area. I thought that I found my luck when my ex-employer (a consultancy company) proposed a contract to keep ...
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Should I take the blame for an error by someone on the team I lead?

I am a software team lead. One of my guys built an update for android, but left the environment on "staging" and now everybody is freaking out: the marketing guys, PM, product owner. So far ...
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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Lack of work, should I be worried about my position?

As the title states. There is an extreme lack of work for me, to the point where I have done no more than maybe 30 minutes worth of work in 3 days. At first it was just annoying as I like being ...
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How to negotiate with a stubborn coworker?

I work in small team of 8 developers and we do not have direct management because of our small numbers. We are more or less self managed. We make heavy use of version management, IDEs and all sorts of ...
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Interviewer had badly posed programming question, should I submit corrections?

I am currently in the process of interviewing for a software company A. After passing the first round interview, I was invited to the next round, which was a collection of short coding tasks. They ...
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Negotiating a salary of a role with varied responsibilities

I received an email from my ex boss at this company that I used to work part time in. He was asking if I'm interested in joining as a full time staff in a new role which have not been fully formed yet ...
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Is it normal for large software companies in the Bay Area to have rogue teams? [closed]

I have seen a number of questions about rogue individuals on SE (How to handle a senior developer diva who seems unaware that his skills are obsolete? famously comes to mind), to which methods of ...
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Dealing with the fallout of a work related lie

TL;DR: I lied to a co-worker in an email by removing content from emails that I forwarded. Looking to find a path to regaining their trust. How do I continue to work in close proximity, whilst there ...
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Software Developer without the theory is a bad candidate?

I am Senior Java Developer with over 6 years experience. I have done Computer Science bachelors with C++ as the main language. Currently working in financial companies (Banks, Asset Managers etc.). I ...
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How do big development teams learn from their mistakes?

I am part of a software development team and I am looking for a way/process that we can collect information on any technical problems that recently happened and document them in a way that would make ...
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how to politely ask for more information on a task?

I am a web dev and I often get a emailed with bugs that need fixing or for new features. For example I may get an email saying something along the lines of: on page X it doesn’t jump to the ...
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How badly can I expect to be impacted by age discrimination in the workplace? [closed]

I'm currently a 20 year old developer and very happy with my career so far in the UK, however I'm slightly worried about my future as I hear more and more stories about developers who get old and don'...
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Laid off and can't find job [closed]

Discovered myself in situation I did not anticipate. I worked as embedded, constrained system developer for about decade and a half, to be blunt I got laid off and can't find job. I do not know what ...
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Can I ask for time to practice pen-testing on work hours

I work in a startup where we do IT Service. We build all kinds of apps (web, mobile, iot, etc.). I currently have a role of project leader (handling 3 projects) as well as the guy people come to for ...
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How to stay relevant as programmer in long term

I am 29-year-old programmer. One thing I noticed with passage of time is that I'm not as ambitious, sharp and energetic as I was at the start of career. My job becomes more demanding as I age and ...
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How do I, a junior developer, ask for a senior's help? [duplicate]

I am a junior developer that recently graduated from a programming bootcamp. I studied front end development for three months and previously outside the bootcamp, I did not have any exposure to ...
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How should I present my work when I repeatedly run into unexpected roadblocks?

I'm a software developer. When my team meets for our daily standups, our business analyst/project managers attend the meeting as well in order to gauge the team's progress. 9 times out of 10, this ...
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Moving house without taking a new job

I live in one of the EU countries and will start as a software developer on first of October. During my time as a student, I did multiple internships at the company I will be working for, within the ...
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Alienated by team manager

I currently am going through bad situation. Our manager was laid off and replaced by other manager which is way younger than previous one somewhere around mid 20s. Problem is that I often get ...
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Is it okay to ask my boss for a permanent position in the company?

First of all I know that a similar type of question was asked here before but I think mine is somewhat different so let me start: I have been working with this company for 2 years as a consultant, and ...
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Is it rude or odd for a recruiter not to supply further job details when asked?

I've had an interaction with a recruiter that I found slightly odd and off-putting, but I can't make up my mind as to whether I'm reading too much into it or not. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...
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What to Message a Frontend Developer on LinkedIn to Schedule a Call for Advice

Background and Goals I currently work as a WordPress developer for a client through a recruiter. I live near a major USA city that has many frontend developer jobs and IT Meetup groups. I do some ...
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What to look for in a formal-ish mentor relationship in the software industry?

I am a senior software engineer working in enterprise SaaS software. I have had informal mentors on previous teams/at previous companies, and I have also been an informal mentor to more junior ...
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How can I feel less intimidated by younger colleagues?

I work as a game developer. I work mostly on visual novels, fighters, shooters and arcade games. Each year the workplace is more and more dominated by younger folks and fewer and fewer seniors. I ...
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Hired as a junior, but I am not one - how to address this in the Performance Review?

In the beginning of the year I was looking for a job, and found this really cool company that had a 'Software Developer' position, which I applied for, but later on the interview process, they ...
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How do I resolve Product Owner and Team Lead giving contradictory requirements?

Let's say a Product Owner who approves all work before it goes to production, writes the requirements as X. The Team Lead (senior developer) who approves all code changes says do Y, which is ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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What licence to provide with code for possible employment?

I am looking at getting my first full-time employment at a web design company. They have given me a design to recreate which they WILL be using in a presentation for a client. My question is, what ...
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Contract will be extended indefinitely, how to ask for a raise

I'm a software engineer about to complete a one-year contract. My manager said they are very interested in extending my contract until the end of the project. I asked them what kind of timeframe that ...
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Career progression in Software development

I have a broad question here today might be flagged but here it goes. I am currently a software developer working with android and backend technologies in a small-medium sized company. The team is ...
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Is it normal to be given tasks verbally? [closed]

Maybe it is my lack of comprehension with the spoken words in general, and my lack of ease with the native language spoken at my company especially, but I wanted to ask, is it normal to be given or ...
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Am I overloaded or just slow?

I think there are multiple issues needing to be addressed, but the main one I want to resolve is in the question title. Some background context: I'm somewhere between a junior and mid level software ...
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Client constantly submits tickets; how can support deal with this?

Some context: I'm a jr. software dev from a medium sized IT company in Mexico, we provide software as a service (desktop apps and web pages) to our customers, a lot of these were made before I started ...
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Motivation has dropped partly due to pessimistic views on work in general - burned out?

I've been in my current role for about three years, after graduating from University. I haven't really been impacted by COVID work-wise because I'm a software developer so I can WFH. Lately I've been ...
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Is it ethical to leave a position soon after getting TS/SCI clearance?

I started a job a bit more than a year ago, and about 2 months in I begun my TS/SCI clearance process. I applied to a Masters program 6 months afterward. I found out I got accepted a few months after ...
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Boss asking me to do web development but I'm not a developer

I have a dilemma. My boss has been pushing me to do web development even though I am not technically a developer. I feel it's getting close to him firing me if I don't. I believe the reasoning is he ...
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Is it realistic to seek employment after 30 in software industry?

Two years ago I was working as a game developer in a relatively small company, which was acquired by one of the more big-name corporations. Needless to say this change of hands was followed by large ...
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Salvaging senior engineer who's planning projects by how good they look on his resume/CV

One of our senior (and more competent) engineers, "Peter", who was due for a promotion and pay raise a few months back, raised an issue and meeting with me when his promotion was deferred ...
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How to deal with lack of social skills?

I am currently working in consulting and I am the most technical in the whole team, although I graduated in business administration/ management and now I have the role of a devs all-rounder (...
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How to manage the team efficiently in my new position as an inexperienced lead?

Background I have been working as a Software developer for more than seven years. I am going to start working on a new position as a Lead software developer in a new company. The company has a complex ...
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How to handle a peer that thinks he is my boss?

My company recently completed a big re-org and I've been placed on new a team project at work. This is a cross organisational team of about 15 people. We've divided into smaller, more manageable ...
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Disagreements in project decisions led me to lose all motivation

We're a distributed team working on a new software project. My local team all joined around December, I joined in January. Nobody in my local team knows about the current codebase. Up until June, it ...
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I haven't been doing my job for weeks. I don't want to lie to my boss about it or get fired. What should I do?

I am working from home as a web developer. Like the title says, I have really been slacking off lately. The changes that have come along with the virus have really had an impact on my ability to be ...
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Unfinished IT projects

I work as a self-employed full-stack dev and recently came across multiple projects which were started with a professional developers or development teams but then they left the client alone and for ...
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Is there a job title for someone that sets up a company's development infrastructure?

I joined a start-up recently as their first software developer. They want to build a mobile app in-house, but they have no infrastructure for development. - I wasn't told that before joining. They ...
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When it's recommended to gain experience through open-source is it meant other people's projects or your own?

As a beginner trying to get my foot in the door, I read this recommendation a lot: If you lack experience, gain it through working on open-source. I recently asked someone "When you say open ...
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As a software developer, can I 'retire' for a few years, at 32 years old?

My situation: 32 years old Modest salary as a software dev ($45k) $50k in savings Just under 6 years experience as a developer I never did the whole 'travel the world' thing when I was younger. I ...

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