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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 ...

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What is “20/20 Companies ISO Team SmartLink Plus, LLC”? I was given this business card, even after telling him how well I'm doing with another LLC [on hold]

I've never seen a business card like this, it's so confusing. He was my uber driver and we got to talking about business. Both work for an LLC. I'm a programmer/consulant in healthcare (independent ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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Coding Interview Assignment - Not sure which technology to use [duplicate]

I have recently applied for a junior developer position at an IT company. During the interview I've managed to be very clear on which technologies and languages I was more familiar with, and all went ...
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Is a full stack developer job worth the stress/effort? (Full stack vs backend vs CTO vs entrepreneur) [on hold]

Considering the fact that a full stack developer needs to have strong skills for devops, backend, front end, business modeling, networking, infrastructure, basically strong skills for the whole stack, ...
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Can I ask an interviewer what their preferences are before I work on a technical assignment?

Currently, I am in the process of searching for a job as a software developer. In this field, technical assignments are a popular way for employers to assess candidates. I like this process, but I ...
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How to handle unfair workplace policies in Ireland? [on hold]

I am pregnant and struggling with insomnia and my commute doesn't help the situation. I asked my manager if I could work at home and he said no. Naturally, I am not impressed with the situation. I'm a ...
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New developer can't keep up with branch merges [migrated]

I am the new developer - this is my first programming position. My issue is this: We use git - I cut a branch from our develop branch, then I start working on the minor task I've been assigned. It's ...
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Colleague blocks change request in peer review because of perceived mistakes in code, but suggested improvements do not work

In the company I work for, change requests go through various steps, including a development step, a peer review step and a testing step. On this particular change request, I have been assigned as a ...
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How to overcome a career switch slip [on hold]

I have been working 3 years for a company that specializes in web technologies, mobile development and QA nearshore services. When I first presented my CV to that company, I was a CS bachelor with ...
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40 year old dev lost at sea and looking for advice [closed]

I´m a 40 year old, single and without children, developer. I have a CS degree and I´ve been working as a developer for almost 20 years. I live and work in Argentina. Argentina has, depending on the ...
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How to handle colleagues who are unwilling to write a bug report?

I'm working as a software developer at a small-ish company (~50 employees). My main project is a mobile app. I have most of my colleagues on the alpha test channel and customers do not have access to ...
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What issues might there be in accepting a position in the cannabis industry? [closed]

I might be offered a position as a software developer at a company that produces software for the cannabis industry. I don't have any legal, ethical, or moral issues with the job, company, or industry ...
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Is it unprofessional to car share?

To save some money, my colleague and I decided to start car sharing to and from work. Our workplace operates a flexible working policy between 7 and 7 and we often come in early and leave early to ...
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An engineering manager on the verge of breakdown [closed]

My employer is a small startup with about thirty people, and a tech team of 10, including myself. As the tech lead of the company I am end-responsible for all software we produce, play a supporting ...
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How different is working in Japan vs Korea as engineer/developer in IT field? [closed]

I want to know how different working conditions are in both countries. I.e. I would like to know: In which country employers expect the employee to work more hours per day or per week? And how many ...
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employer asks about my long term plan after me asking for salary raise

I am a software developer and working on a lead position in a company. I asked my boss, with decision power in the company for salary raises, for a salary raise as I am very below average for my ...
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How can I identify challenging jobs during my job search? [closed]

I am currently stuck in a rut in my career. I am a very experienced web developer who is finding his work increasingly repetitive and even a little facile. Unfortunately, changing jobs doesn’t seem a ...
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How do I deal with finding out that my underperforming teammate makes more than I?

So I have this teammate who is much older than I which is probably the reason why he earns more than I. He has tons of experience on other aspects of software engineering but when it comes to iOS ...
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What should be my position title in my startup? [duplicate]

My friend and I started a startup. I don't have any equity in the company since he is the one who set it all up. Currently we are only two people; we are looking to hire more. I'm working on the ...
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How to handle interview technical tests that are absurd (e.g. an unreasonably large task with a short time limit)?

If an interview includes a technical test involving an unreasonably large task and short time limit, does it make sense for a candidate to turn in work that does not meet the candidate's quality ...
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How to think of being moved under a less experienced manager? [closed]

I am the founding engineer at a startup. Since the beginning of the company I've reported directly to the CEO and then the CTO after he was hired. Our company has grown considerably since then (from ...
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How can I behave when I will be ignored as a team member after my resignation? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I worked in a startup for 11 months.Two months later I got a job offer and I resigned from my actual post and I'm still making the award period. After the resignation of ...
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How to remain hire-able as a software developer in my spare time?

I signed a two year contract at this company expecting a developer role. However, something happened and now they need many configurations (SQL entries) to be done and I now am essentially doing data ...
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How to spend less time answering basic programming questions?

What is the best way to stop spending so much time teaching a co-worker basic things, without being hurtful? Background: I am a computer programmer, and my work is generally tested by a business ...
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How can I address being kept out of important decisions and meetings? [closed]

I am not sure how to deal with coworker behavior which involves ignoring me or my comments that are on technical discussions because I lack a higher degree. There's also this perverse behavior, that ...
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How to deal with company taking too long to follow up from verbal notifications?

My coworker and I are both web developers who graduated from a 12-month internship program in December 2017. The contract which we signed at the end of the program stated that we were to undergo ...
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Crime record affects getting job [duplicate]

I am a sharepoint developer and i have misdeaminor 7 years a go does this affect me from getting a job as a developer
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How to turn down request from prospective employer for current employer's code?

I obtained an interview with the development team leader and CEO of a startup company. At the end of the interview, the development team leader asked me to send him an email with websites' links to ...
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Should I give more than 2 weeks notice if I'm out of office before my end date? [duplicate]

Background I work at a large international company as a software engineer. I'm part of a small specialized team of me and 3 electrical and systems engineers (I'm the software specialist of the team). ...
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Is it career-killing to change field at 30? [closed]

Here is my story: By education I'm not a software engineer, however after graduation I got an offer to work as an iOS developer which I accepted right away. The reason behind it was that I was ...
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Can an employer refuse PTO based on performance?

For context, I live in the US, in California. As a new employee, I get 10 days of PTO to use in our first year of employment, pending approval from our boss. We're asked to submit our PTO request as ...
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How to progress in your career if your employer is using outdated tools and technologies?

I recently joined a company to work as engineer/development concerning the software and IT solutions they have. During my interviews they presented me everything in a way that looked quite fancy and ...
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How can I avoid critical mistakes in a new code environment?

I've been a developer for over 3 years now and I have built up confidence of my programming abilities within my team. Recently my team has been employed under a company owned by our venture ...
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How to convince management to hire less software developers? [closed]

I work at a bank, and we hire both software engineers and finance graduates to work on model building and implementation, together. However, I have come to realize that many of these finance ...
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Disagreement with senior programmer on technical subjects [closed]

I'm currently working in a small software R&D startup, the technical department of which consists of me, my supervisor, who we'll call Bob, and a DevOps engineer. I've been with the company for ...
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How can I convince my manager that we need to reduce technical debt? [closed]

I work as a developer on a 15-year-old software product, which has been continuously under development for all that time. The code base is enormous. We have over 500mb of code, which I suspect is ...
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How to get interviews as a self-taught programmer

I am a self-taught programmer with all of my professional experience in the restaurant industry. I have been teaching myself to code for some time now and I am hoping to change careers. I have ...
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Referring a friend to a company where I don't work

I recently interviewed with Software Company X, declined their job offer, and left the process on good terms. They were not quite the right fit for me at this point in my career, but I could ...
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Will hiring managers and recruiters understand why I left so early?

I’ve been working as a software developer for the past six months at the same company. However, I’ve recently had thoughts of leaving for a company that better fits my interests (culture and team work)...
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Is working in maintenance career suicide? [closed]

This is specific to software development in a large IT firm. The company has an extremely large legacy codebase riddled with issues. There's plenty of project work being done but also plenty of work ...
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Will change in job title cause a problem in getting TN visa?

I'm Canadian, working now in the US on TN visa. Position title is Tech Lead, but in the Support Letter, it was written that I would perform responsibilities of a Computer System Analyst, so I got the ...
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How to work with a senior colleague that you have bad chemistry with?

I work as a junior-ish software developer in a small team inside a fairly large company. We've recently hired a new senior software developer. He is very good at what he does, with lots more ...
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How to keep motivation in a burnt out workplace while interviewing elsewhere?

I currently work at a company that's experiencing something of a mass exodus. Due to managerial issues, 5 of the best engineers on an 8 person engineering team have either left or put in their two ...
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How should I go about getting away from working under incompetent manager?

To summarize, I started at a company I interned with (at will state, US), new manager turned out to be comically bad. Not sure how to get out of the situation. I have recently started full time at a ...
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How to handle interpersonal issues with my supervisor at work? [closed]

I have been working at my job for over a year now and I have some minor but extremely annoying interpersonal issues with my boss. He's British and I'm Canadian but we are living in Ireland. I'm a ...
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Is there a less technically intensive job for someone who's a Software Engineer? [closed]

I'm currently an employed Software Engineer for a moderately sized IT company. Initially I enjoyed the challenge of my work, but over time I have become burnt out of the non-stop technical learning ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private? [duplicate]

I've been working as a programmer for around 12 years. I've worked for 4 different companies (including where I am now) all of which have a good reputation. I have a LinkedIn account but due to the ...
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High standards and maintaining them without sounding like I am taking things personally

I recently had my mid term review. Everything was great, except one thing that my manager mentioned was to not take things personally when someone disagrees with my high standards on work products. ...
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Discovered a bug that cost the client money. How do we resolve this with the client? [closed]

We recently discovered a bug in our payment gateway software. The amount of the transaction passed on to the client is less than the actual amount. The last time this piece of code was modified was 5 ...
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How to navigate working with a development process that is not supportive of clean code?

I started working at my current job just over a year ago. When I started the code base was a complete mess. All of the code was in one file, it was not maintainable and best practices were not ...