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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Quiting a web-development project early on?

I have 5years of experience with programming desktop applications with C# and WPF. Recently I self-learned React.js(no prior JS experience) + Redux in a month for a company project which has just ...
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How should you gracefully leave a company you helped start?

I am a co-founder of a software startup in the B2B space. I am an engineer and have helped build much of our platform from the ground up. It's been 3+ years since we started doing this and we've ...
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Co-workers with a lot of money and openly talk about it [on hold]

I recently joined the Engineering a very young company (3 years in business) who are doing very well in the market. The existing team all came from another company after they had a massive exit. So ...
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Feeling bored with software development. Should I change career paths? [on hold]

just looking for some advice really as I don't know where to turn. I am currently working for a fairly large tech company, working as an application software engineer. I've been here for a couple of ...
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What to do when remote teammates don't respond?

I am in USA. I work for a software company which has many offices in USA & the rest of the world. Our company has very flexible work policies in general. Very few teams work from office, and ...
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Should I not go forward with internship interview process if I don't have the time to prepare properly?

I'm going into my last year and a half of school at Georgia Tech as a Computer Science major and I was recently approached by a Big Tech Silicon Valley company about pursuing a software internship ...
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Should I ask the recruiting agency to cover/help cost of flight for my software engineering interviews?

Context I am a mid level software engineer in California. I was contacted by a recruiter at an East Coast branch of a nationwide recruiting agency (not going to be more specific than that). Just ...
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Providing information declined offer

I recently started to apply for my first real job. I have received some positive offer's so far and there will probably a few more. So I am currently in the lucky position to choose from multiple ok ...
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How to gradually decrease my involvement at a project for our client?

I am a senior lead developer at a project for one of our clients at a financial institution. In the foreseeable future, I am going to be removed from this project to work for a different client. This ...
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Senior developer is discreetly remoting in to the computer and watching a coworker

I have a friend working as a software development intern. She mentioned to me that a senior developer, who works with her, was remoting into her virtual machine and discreetly watching her code the ...
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What role title/level should I put on my resume? [duplicate]

I have a few years of experience as a software developer in different companies around the globe. Most of the companies were start-ups or software development wasn't their main business. I've started ...
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How to ask for better equipment? [duplicate]

I just joined a company as a junior data scientist. There's around ten data scientists and the company recently supplied us with very high-end PC's. My issue is that they haven't upgraded the monitors....
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Improving software when the author can see no need for improvement

I have a coworker who has been practically the sole contributor on a service for a number of years. For the most part, he does an above-average job. It works fairly reliably, it is thoroughly tested, ...
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Erratic behavior by an internal employee against an external employee

Background I recently started to work for a company A few months ago that leases and sends employees to work as externs at other companies, say Company B. While writing End to End Smoke tests ...
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Should I tell my manager that I may leave for a different reason? [closed]

I work in a tech giant (top 100 by Forbes), I have been working there (part time, I am still a student) for 9 months and I submitted my notice as I have decided to start a master's degree. A week ...
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Do hiring managers value technical certifications? [closed]

[Triggered by this answer concerning the value of technical certificates to someone looking for a first job in the IT sector.] Do hiring managers in IT value technical certifications? Does it get ...
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Writing computer program code for free in an interview? [duplicate]

Is it normal that if one applies to a programming job, he must do some programming related task for free before the he signs the collective agreement? I think it is not nice to ask to do a job for ...
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Can an Iranian get an internship at an American company(namely, IBM)? [closed]

Here’s a little bit of backstory: I moved in to Canada from Iran 2 years ago with my family with just a Visitor’s Visa but after I attended school for 6 months, I got my Student’s Visa and I’ve been ...
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Will taking a QA Automation Engineering Job Pigeonhold my career? [closed]

I have been a QA Engineer at a large tech company since graduating (~ 2 years). I enjoy QA and automation engineering, but I do have goals to become an backend software engineer. I am currently ...
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Should I tell my project manager that I am not capable to do a task that even a senior can't do?

I am on my way to the final month of the probation period which is the third month before knowing that I should look for a new job. I start as a junior developer and work with a framework that I never ...
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Side Gig (Similar to Main Job) - Professional & Legal Advice [closed]

I’ve recently started an LLC with a co-worker and am looking for some advice. We’re currently both employed by a fairly large company that produces software that is specialized and only really ...
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What to do if development is stuck and NDA does not allow to ask any help?

Has someone good suggestions for the following situation I had. I was working as a programmer. I signed an NDA before I started a job. But then I met a situation where I needed to find out a method ...
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Am I entitled to ask my boss about rumours of my transfer?

I'm working at a rather large company with some relatively intricate politics. I have been here for under a year. My manager as well as others I have worked with have expressed that they are extremely ...
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Should I let a company know I've reverse engineered and rebuilt their app? [closed]

There is a company that provides great services, but their mobile app just sucks. Over the past few months I've spent some time to reverse engineer their app and build my own. I am a client of theirs ...
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Graduated from University; where to put my portfolio?

I wrote my exercises on university by computers. I studied mathematics, physics, and computer science. Now I have many LaTeX files on my computer and a memory stick. Is it wise to show at least some ...
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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 okay for me to decline a project on ethical grounds?

I work for a big digital marketing agency as a Web Analyst. One of our clients is a sports betting website. In a recent meeting they asked us to help with a new strategy. It basically involves re-...
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Is it possible to find my first programmer/reverse-engineer job abroad? [closed]

First off, I am living in 3rd-world country which I want to leave in future. I plan on working as programmer or software reverse-engineer to get more experience and start seeking job vacancies abroad. ...
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How to approach my company about software made in my spare time that can help with our process

As a software developer there is many part of my job that can be tedious and/or time consuming. Whenever it is possible I create scripts or softwares to make it easier on me, or make the process fully ...
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Pros and cons of working on a low-code development platform as a software developer

I was offered by a project-based company to be a software developer. But the company requires their developer to work on a project using OutSystems, a low-code development platform to make enterprise ...
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Seeking to work and relocate to Japan; would knowing Japanese improve my chances?

I just graduated and got hired in April in Germany as software engineer. However, I have wanted since my university days to study/work in Japan, in a video games firm, and this personal ambition is ...
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No training or guiding received in first job; Should I look elsewhere? [closed]

I was hired as a junior for my first software developer job 11 months ago and when I arrived in the company, I received no training whatsoever. I was basically left on my own, in a non-hierarchical ...
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Should I tip my salesperson about the managers on the client side starting to dislike them?

I currently work for a consulting firm (A), who sell my services to a big client (B) whose office I'm spending my work-time at. Effectively, I'm always at the client office and almost never see the ...
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Is this fair to ask or say hi hello to CEO? [closed]

Actually I am working in Multi-National company. Our head office is in another city and we are few members team in another city. All our upper management is not in our city. I am hired by company ...
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How to assess candidate's learning aptitude for red team in Cybersecurity? [closed]

Our company has grown to the size that we are looking to specialize in the roles within the cybersecurity function. At a high level, we are diving into offensive security employees- colloquially also ...
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How do you make sure to stay on top regardless of your age? [closed]

I am 19 years old and I'm working as a software engineer since september. I'm trying to level up myself but I get stuck sometimes because of people thinking that I don't have enough skills and ...
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My current job follows “worst practices”. How can I talk about my experience in an interview without giving off red flags?

At my job, there's absolutely no code review, no testing, no version control, no organization of software architecture, no concept of "test vs production servers", no code commenting. In fact, all of ...
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Changing a job in a company where people are fully dependent on me [duplicate]

In the beginning when I applied for the job - I've given an information that the only reason I'm coming to their company (which is a Software House) was because I got rejected from a dream job at the ...
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Employer asking for notice period [duplicate]

I am working for a small IT company in Chennai, India. I worked for 1.5 yrs and after that i gave 3 months notice period because its a clause in appointment letter and completed it. During my notice ...
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Why do some jobs (tech, software dev) require current enrollment in school or recent graduation?

In the US for tech jobs I often see on job postings requirements that mention the applicant must be currently enrolled in school or recently graduated (6-12 months ago). These are not internship ...
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How to reason two company changes within few months to a recruiter from dream company?

I joined a company which was a very good tech company A, 9 months back and after a month got another opportunity B, overseas giving me double after tax and expenses savings. I wanted to have ...
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Company declines to share offer letter over email

I have a job offer from two companies, say A and B. Both the companies decline to share the offer letter over email. They are asking me to be at their office to get offer letter. Is there any catch? ...
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My work is being pawned off to my colleague. Is it reasonable to apologize to my colleague?

I recently came back from a long trip at a client's location. This trip took longer than expected. There were many problems and I couldn't figure out if they were caused by my lack of knowledge in ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [closed]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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How to prepare for a “technical” software engineer phone interview based on CV?

I had an initial phone chat with recruiter and they informed me their hiring process goes something as follows: initial recruiter chat (done) more technical phone call with a software engineer to dig ...
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Should I clean uncompleted projects from my GitHub?

I'm a self taught software developer. Back when I was teaching my self how to program and how to use git, I ended up making a huge number of repos - some are incomplete, some are just notes. Over the ...
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Problematic employee that can't be fired

I've recently been placed in charge of a software engineer who is considered a "problem" employee for a couple of reasons. The employee is not a capable people person. I believe he has a minor case of ...
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Medical problem causes me to arrive late sometimes

I have a small medical condition which sometimes causes me to be late. I am just starting my career fresh out of university. I don't want my employer and colleagues to get the false impression that I ...
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contract between uk contractor and us client

i have been approached to work for a US company who want to pay me xxx dollars per day for software development. the work seems interesting and i’d like to do it but i’m not sure how: best way to ...
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How to ask for an endorsement?

I am a junior developer in a medium sized team, and have been given a specific project for the term of my internship. I have kept my supervisor/superior well abreast of my progress. At every step of ...