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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How can I deal with my coworker who is trying to take over my work?

I am a senior software developer in a software company. Recently, a junior developer joined the team and without being given any official responsibility, I whole-heartedly gave him extensive "...
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How to say reject a position after initially accepting it?

About a year back, I was hired by a big organization for a role that looked like my dream job on paper. A couple of months ago, we were told that my current team would shut down and all the work was ...
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How to raise concern with manager about quality of work?

I am 26 years old and working in an IT company for more than 3 years. Right now , I am not happy about the quality of work being offered to me and it is happening with me for than 2 years. I don't see ...
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How much should I involve in the business as a software developer? [closed]

The question seems to have an obvious answer for most you but stay with me for a while... In the world of agile Scrum which is nowadays the top used software development methodology either as-is or ...
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How should I handle multiple mistakes without losing credibility?

In short: I've made multiple mistakes in a calculation software within a year. These mistakes caused no harm whatsoever, but I'm afraid that I will lose credibility if I approach this the wrong way. I ...
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Company says they will give offer letter only after I join them

After finishing my interview process, the company which is looking to hire me says that they would give me the offer letter only after I join them. They keep insisting that I give them my joining date ...
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Feeling marginalized work-wise. What should I do?

To better explain, I mean marginalized in terms of tasks assigned, and not socially marginalized. I will further explain the situation. Now, to give a better background: I started an internship in ...
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My boss want to change my working hours, but I don't want to change them

I have been working with this company in Jordan for more than 3 months. The working hours on the contract are 9AM to 6PM and it never states that the working hours will be changed. Today my boss, who ...
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How to handle my startup being acquired before I have even started work?

I am a college student graduating in June, and I was fortunate enough to sign a new grad software engineering full-time offer back in September with a medium-sized startup. That startup has now been ...
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Company does not understand what the “bus factor” is and continues to give me more and more responsibilities

At the company I am working for, I believe is beginning to give me more and more responsibility. Trying to get me to be responsible for more and more pieces of the application and infrastructure we ...
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Should I change the job or should I change the Position inside company?

I am a little confused about the two choices : Here is background first, I have 4.5 years of experience as Front-end Developer (had done B.tech ICT). I am working with a product company (team size ...
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How to overcome your professional limits in your company

I'm a software developer with 10 years of experience, and I'm working in a small company (~8 people) all younger and with less experience than me (except my boss). We work mostly in B2B consulting ...
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Full time software developer considering taking a part time lecturer at a college looking for advice on how to proceed

I am a full time software developer at a large company lets call it BigCompany (not the real name) and I would like to teach a few hours of computer science courses on the weekend at a community ...
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I was asked to pay to write technical written test for internship

I applied for a research internship (computer science related, specifically natural language processing) at a finance company, and I was scheduled to take a technical written test (testing my ...
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Software developer looking for some advice [closed]

I'm just looking for some feedback and some good advice. I'm currently a software engineer with some experience in C# and .net but unfortunately I'm 45 at a junior level(Yikes) reason why: all my ...
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Software/Web Development Team Job Title [closed]

Let me give you a little background information before I start my question. I was working at a local web development / marketing company that went out of business. I worked there for about 10 years, ...
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Should I volunteer to make additional hands-on assignment to prove my skills?

A couple months ago I applied for a Software Developer position and went through quite lengthy, multiple-stages interview process. It was focused on my Python experience, although I also had an ...
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Should one stay in a software development company having considerable attrition level [closed]

I am working for a private software development company where there is a staff of roughly 100 odd people. Recently the management changed, as in old managers left and new managers have joined the ...
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Not allowed to use google during programming test

I have an online programming test for an entry level analytics consultant role. I have always referred online code or documentation during programming but in the test I am not allowed to do so. Now I ...
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Signed up to be a full stack developer, have done next to nothing but React in the 6 months of my first job. How screwed am I?

I work for a company which for the longest time did not have a consumer facing application. That meant that frontend was a second thought and that they have never hired for skill in it. I was not ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a software engineer to do CI manually for a company?

I work as a software engineer at a company, that has an outdated build infrastructure. Things like continuous integration are practically impossible. We don't use Git BTW. There is a company with a ...
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Developing resume/career while in a slow moving organization without piling on too many things in the jobs and awards sections?

I am currently a software developer in a government agency in my first job out of university. I have been here 6 months. We are in a Scrum environment where each developer is assigned a set number of ...
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How to explain to potential employer I want to “own” systems / areas of systems? (developer)

How do I explain to a potential employer that my reason for leaving my last job was being moved around too often to gain any in-depth knowledge of any product/area? I am looking for a long term ...
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What may be some unforeseen benefits or downsides of being a part time college instructor as a relatively junior software engineer?

I am a relatively junior (just 1 year of experience) software developer who has just been approached through a friend about becoming a computer science instructor for a local public college. ...
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Keeping oneself technically updated

I am in the technical field (front-end software development specifically). My question is, considering the fast moving nature of our field (new technologies/frameworks constantly coming up), how can I ...
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Proposing new initiative (in this case for data analysis)

I am starting a new role, that is (technically) not IT related. I would really like to enhance what's going on with this team by building some dashboards to get around using some of the archaic ...
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Should I remain in a job that I may have been hired for out of nepotism?

I was recently hired for a position that I am qualified for in the software industry. However, there were no advertised vacancies for this position at the time of my hiring and I found out afterward ...
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What are engineering career paths for the software developers or architects? [closed]

What are engineering career paths for the software developers and architects? I am quite confused. Software teams have no managers, leads and chief engineer positions - today everything is agile, ...
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My employer/boss doesn't allow me to focus on my strong points

I work for a few years as a developer for a company that creates a software to manage lawsuits for large companies. It's a job I like a lot, it allows me to talk to the customers and sometimes even ...
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How do I find which CS subfields are in demand in the industry? [closed]

I want to get a general idea on how in-demand various CS subfields are (going to be in 6 years), so that I pursue my phd research in an employable area. How do I go about doing that?
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The Value and ownership of programming interview questions for developers

During taking interviews for developer positions, it is common to ask to provide snippets of code that fulfill specific requirements. Therefore, recently I was asked to create an entire application ...
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Is it okay to count overtime hours when deciding to go home for the day?

I work as a software engineer in a relatively nice office, with several benefits and a great working environment. Sometimes I decide to work overtime to get some things done before leaving for the ...
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Is it okay to go home on time?

Is it okay to leave work on time as a developer ? I'm currently working for a company, and I just got a complaint from the boss that I always leave the workplace on time; usually a developer works ...
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Career Move As A 26 Years Old [closed]

I am a 26 years old man from Turkey. I started programming at very young age, but didn't pursue it. I dropped out of college, worked at various jobs, like warehouse worker, barista, even construction ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a raise after six months in a company when I feel like I'm underpaid?

I started a new job in september as a DevOps Engineer working with AWS technologies. The company offered me a decent salary considering I had no experience in this specific field. I feel confortable ...
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Unreasonable Expectations at Work

I've been working at my current job at a software company of just over 100 employees, for just over a year now, as my first job out of university here in the UK. I'm employed as an Operations Engineer ...
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How to appropriately quit a “bad” unpaid internship?

Let me preface this by noting, I put the quotations around bad because it's how I feel about the experience, I understand this may be a "good" opportunity for someone else. I started working this ...
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Is it an issue for background checks, if my previous employer designation is different?

I have a total of 4 years of experience and so far I have changed organization twice. Until recently, I have been working at Company A, however I have resigned due to personal reasons. I have ...
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New software engineer: Should I seek new projects/employment if I am working with aging technology?

I graduated from college a year and a half ago and have been working as an engineer at a software company since. It has been a good environment for me to gain experience in. However, one concern I ...
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Is it an issue for background checks, if my previous employer has closed?

I have total 4 years of experience and so far I have changed organization twice. Until recently, I have been working at a Company A, however I have resigned due to personal reasons. I have received ...
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Software dev interview. Told to come back in slacks before meeting with the CEO. Was this appropriate?

I recently interviewed for a software dev position at a company that seems to be really thrilled about me as a candidate, to the degree that they've been reading my blog and have openly told me that I'...
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An exodus of software engineers is taking place at my company. What are the pros and cons of staying and what should I be considering?

I’m a junior developer just a few months into my first full time job. At full strength, our department is at 10 developers, including the lead. We were down one developer who has yet to be replaced ...
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How to handle abrupt change to development criteria?

I am a full stack developer having around 6 years of experience with web technologies mostly in LAMP and MEAN stack. I recently switched to a product based company. During the interview process and ...
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Recruiter Parlance - What is an “Authorable Workflow?”

I found an employer who requires that employees debug "Authorable Workflows." A quick google search reveals that the term is only ever used in job classifieds. Given the way the English language works,...
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My boss asked what number would keep me happy?

I just got done with my 4 year performance review call with my boss (the CTO) where the review was extremely positive and my boss was fishing pretty hard for me to name a number on my target salary. ...
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Solving slowness and poor autonomy problems [closed]

I am a junior engineer in France. Due to my disability(CP - Cerebral Palsy), I am quite a slow person. Since junior-high, class rythm grew faster, and my grades kept going down from good level(A) to ...
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How to accept internship offer but keep the ability to renege?

Where most questions on this topic are about how to tell a future employer that the applicant is no longer interested in the offer, I'd like to know: how can I accept an offer for an internship with ...
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Relocating in few weeks to start new job; family member just diagnosed with illness

During the past month I (Non-EU) have been preparing for my new software development job starting in four weeks. The job consists of relocation to a country in Europe which is a total of 2 hours by ...
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I'm completely lost in my new job

To give a little context, I'm a french software engineer, and my specialty is mobile dev (Android mainly). I resigned from my first job because I felt professionally abused, like asked to do 4 times ...
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How to identify individual accomplishments / successes for a resume, when I'm working in a Scrum team that is overall frequently failing to deliver?

I am a developer on a Scrum team which I joined in September and for reasons which will be evident, I want to leave and am trying to figure out resume lines. The Scrum team I'm working in is ...