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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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Alternating two years of working with one year of sabbatical

As a software engineer, is a feasible plan to alternate two years of working with one year of sabbatical? I was thinking about the possibility to change companies each time rather than staying in the ...
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Still placed in same position without giving any reason [on hold]

In IT I was joined as software Trainee and after a year and half now I was still placed in same software trainee position followed by less increment.I'm now working on small project, whereas my all ...
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Background check is taking a long time (pending misdemeanor on my record)

3 weeks ago, I enthusiastically received an offer from a top aerospace company for a software engineering position. I was referred by a former coworker and immediately received an offer upon ...
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Communicating my unease about moving under a new manager

I work for a large software company and there is a planned reorganization to consolidate all the designers under a central organization. While normally I would have no issues with this, I've found out ...
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Potential employer asks for transcript as a final step [closed]

Background info: Junior software developer with 1.5 years experience in Ontario, Canada. I am applying for a software developer role, and the process was quite extensive with a phone interview, ...
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Boss just abruptly quit after 13 years at the company. No replacement yet identified. Other developers have recently quit. Others seek to leave

I am a recent graduate in my first job after university and have been at my current company for 3 months as a software engineer. On Friday, it was abruptly announced that my boss (the guy who hired ...
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How to deal with manager who refuses to communicate with a team member?

One of the newly appointed managers always keeping an eye and criticizing the habits of one of the employees. He always keeps getting frustrated for one or another reason because of him, As being ...
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Can I open source a project that I developed for my organization at my workplace? [closed]

I have created a project for use in my other office projects and I am the only author of it. My project does not use any code from any of my organization's products or its licensed projects. My ...
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Is it better to warn your boss about a mud puddle or be the one providing the towel and fresh clothes when he falls in?

I am one year into my first job out of university and am currently up for a promotion to the second level of our technical track. I was reviewing the original specifications of a piece of software ...
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Landed a software development job that operationally is a mess and has little potential career growth. What can I extract from this?

I am a recent graduate on my first full time software development job. The job promised mentoring and effective development, but has in the 6 weeks I have been here provided none of those things. ...
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If I sign a future-dated appointment letter at a company, can I still apply for other companies & decline to join this company later? [India, IT]

I interviewed at a startup & cleared all rounds. Then the HR called me & said that they are willing to match my expected compensation & asked me to visit their office to sign the ...
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Side project turning into job in free time

I am a student and have worked in a 3-person team on a project for some time now. In this team, I have all IT roles (but mostly programming), and am currently having a conflict with a person who has ...
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how to switch from embedded to python? [closed]

i have 5+ years of exp in embedded system in medium scale company. here i am working on only PIC controller. so now it became difficult for me to switch to other company. may i know the courses which ...
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How do I stop my colleague trying to convince me that I'm trans?

I'm a female software engineer at a medium sized startup in the USA and I've always been a bit masculine[1]. It's never really bothered me. I recently started working on a new project with another ...
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Interview Question Help [closed]

I've been selected to have a technical phone interview. The role is for a solutions engineer (a mix between consulting/advisory and software engineering). Generally, I would be meeting with clients, ...
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Handling a conventional termination negotiations [closed]

I'll start by saying i'm not sure this is the right place to ask this but i really need a second opinion on this. I've worked for a french software consulting company for nealry 5 years now, all of ...
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Can I leave in the middle of a project? (programmer) [duplicate]

I have been working here since I graduated, as a software engineer for approximately 5 years at this company. In the first 3 years I thought everything I went through was learning, even though the ...
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I was offered software developer position in a multi-billion dollar company based on 30 min phone call, is there something wrong?

I had an interview last week in one of the big (multi-billion dollar corporation) finance companies and I have been offered a software developer position immediately this week. I had only one call of ...
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How to decide between two difficult career choices? [closed]

I'm a software engineer currently living in a foreign country. Recently I got two job offers one from OrgA, in my country and another one from OrgB, Europe. While initially, I was sure that I want to ...
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How to politely deny client calls after working hours?

I'm software engineer in a medium sized (~250-300 employees) service based company. Obviously the ultimate goal of the company is 100% client satisfaction. Now the clients are from different time ...
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How should I respond as a developer if manual testing is assigned to me?

I'm software engineer at a private service based company. Even as a developer, we generally get repetitive development tasks. Now today my manager asked me to help with manual testing to meet the ...
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Reconciling the “team” nature of software development with the need to have accomplishments on my resume as a contract worker?

I am a software engineer two months into a one year contract as an employee with a company. In this company, I have run into a dilemma. No particular engineer is responsible for any given part of the ...
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How much transparency about runway should I expect from startup employer?

I work for a startup as a senior s/w developer (2 years). The company recently made some people redundant and re-focused on a smaller product set because of lack of investment. As part of a "get ...
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What is the ideal career for a marketing + computer science post-graduate? [closed]

Currently, I am pursuing a master's degree in marketing at a business school. As I have always been interested in mathematics and computer science, I plan to start an undergraduate degree in computer ...
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How should I explain dropping out from college and choose to join coding bootcamp to the recruiters?

I began college in computer engineering in 2016 and dropped out in 2019, that is almost in my final year. Put it simply the reasons are there are a lot of lessons that don't align with my interest, ...
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How to handle wrong image projection [closed]

My Scrum master keeps on harassing me by trying to find some reason to blame me. Even though I'm doing really good work , he's doing some kind of wrong image projection to others. I'm seeing that he ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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What is the proper way to request team/project change?

I am working in a software firm on a project which doesn't have any work left. The team is of only 3 people, all three of us are from a different domain. Even If I ask for the project change, I don't ...
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Workplace compensation backtracking when considering salary [closed]

I started working at company X 8 months ago as a software developer, after graduating from university. I was working with no problems and hearing only praise. The company underwent a new compensation ...
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What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [closed]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
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How to start pursuing a “developer” path? [closed]

I am currently looking at possibilities to doing developer type jobs but I realize I dont really have a real "portfolio" per se, so I was thinking of what projects I can do to demonstrate my skills. ...
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I dislike Front-End but a lot of Junior Positions are FE only. Can I take such a role with a view to moving in to Back-End /Full-Stack later? [closed]

I'm a Junior Dev with 4 months professional Full-Stack experience. I'm leaving my current job soon for a better fit, but don't have the technical background necessary for many positions I'd like. I'd ...
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Why do IT companies sometimes use contracting firms? [closed]

So I have been in the job market from the past month & I have learned a major process flaw and big-time corruption in recruitment layers. I do receive mail/calls from many fake companies ...
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I'm leaving a company, and I have too many passwords/keys

I'm an European software developer and I am changing company. To do my job, during the years I have received (from my boss and colleagues) a lot of non-personal shared secrets, like: root accounts ...
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Written Testimonial from same person and different employers

Where I live and work it is customary to give an employee a written testimony upon leaving the company (The literal translation for the document "Arbeitszeugnis" is employer's reference). My current ...
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Work with my passion or move on? [closed]

Since this year, the company that I work at has started integrating with a big corporate IT company that acquired it a couple years ago. The integration has brought a lot of changes and has changed ...
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Do employers care about stack overflow reputation? [closed]

After reading this old post on stack overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, ...
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How to respond to a potential job opportunity on LinkedIn if only the compensation could make me consider it

I found a job as developer, which I really like for the atmosphere/life and working condition which are quite good given the industry. I'm currently only dissatisfied with my salary, which slightly ...
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Are there drawbacks to first releasing all features, and then fixing bugs? [closed]

It has been decided that the software engineering team I work in should: write code for all the features our product should include by date X after date X, only fix bugs I want the best for my team ...
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How to approach a potential switch from consultant to employee?

I have been working as a technical consultant (software/IT in Sweden) at company "Firm". My current assignment for the last 18 months has been at company "Client". I get along great with colleagues/...
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Job is not exactly what I expected, I'm bored [closed]

I'm a young fresh graduated software engineer, I have started at my first position 5 months ago (once I graduated as a Software Development Engineer, basically a Java EE developer). I am getting more ...
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Left out of fun project at work, should I bring this up to the team?

I am the newest employee in my office. Several months before I joined, management directed all the workers to form teams to spend a "experimental day" or two per month working on whatever as long as ...
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I've been fired, was allowed to announce it as if I quit and given extra notice, how to handle the questions?

I've been fired during my probation period (software) for not meeting expectations. Normally a week's notice is required, but they offered me up to a month, which I took. My managers were discreet ...
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Culture of over promising and under delivering

I have been at my company for over 3 years now and I see a very concerning pattern of people constantly over promising things and under delivering. To give a little context, I work for a Saas ...
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How to step back from applying to a job if I realize I can't solve the given assignment?

I'm looking for a new job as a software developer and I applied to many job for which the stack necessary involves languages I'm not familiar with, yet I'm confident I can learn in time. For one of ...
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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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How do I get an internal transfer in a large company? [closed]

I (28, female) work in a very, very large software development company. I've been in my current team for over 2 years and feel like I want to change. My current manager (since August) knows I want to ...
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why do software companies only typically have one or two related software offerings? [closed]

I really wish there was more freedom and more products being made. Instead of devoting more hours of effort to a product that is already producing money, why not start development on another project ...
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I find myself assigning blame and I don't want to

Back in June I completed a task and asked a project manager to notify the client it was completed in a public work chat. That project manager stated it is not their project but will talk to who they ...
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Career Crossroads - Fat Salary or Invaluable Experience? [closed]

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my IT career so far and am seeking some genuine advice from people who bring a fresh perspective or who may have dealt with a similar situation in their own life. ...