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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Colleagues refusing to use new, more efficient process; how should I proceed?

Current situation I am working in a team where we regularly need to process raw data from our business units. This requires multiple manual steps (export from system A to system B, etc.) which are ...
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How should I face my manager if I make a mistake because a senior coworker explained something incorrectly to me?

I work as a software engineer, in this situation we have two people, John and Mike, John is my boss and Mike my teammate. John ordered me to do a task that I didn't know how to do exactly, the task ...
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Ask for a paid taxi in order to arrive as early as possible for an interview within the city

Recently I have had the great opportunity of experiencing a company paying for a flight to make an onsite interview. This may be common in the US, but not where I am or the people I work with, it was ...
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Am I changing jobs too quickly? [duplicate]

Here is my job history (Software Development): A: 5 months B: ~3 years C: 11 months D: 1 year 4 months (current) I also have gaps on my resume (2 X 6month breaks) between AB and CD. I'm ...
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What skills and specializations would make me a good candidate for Robotics field? [on hold]

One year ago I graduated as a civil engineer and I don't like this field. I decided to start studying from the beginning again in other university in one of these two fields mechatronics engineering ...
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What are AWS requirements for Senior Software Engineers? [on hold]

I'm seeing a lot of senior engineer jobs that require AWS experience in addition to software development experience. Can anyone expand on what this means? Does it refer to working with AWS instances, ...
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How to deal with teammates who are curt and avoid helping me? [on hold]

I am in USA and I work for a big global company. I recently moved to a new team which is in a different time zone in USA. I worked with them in their office for a few days and then began working 100% ...
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Constantly being asked to create documents I think are silly [on hold]

I am an IT employee. In my workplace, my immediate seniors or higher level management everyday ask for a Knowledge Transfer document or an App understanding document or some other silly document where ...
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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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How long to wait before contacting company [duplicate]

A recruitment agency forwarded me to a SP100 company, me and the company worked through 15 hours of interviews over 2 months; they really liked me for various roles in the department. In the end I was ...
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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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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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Co-workers with a lot of money and openly talk about it [closed]

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? [closed]

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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How do I motivate usage of Git for the next maintainer?

I'm currently preparing to leave my company and writing extended documentation on the system for an eventual successor. An important note: I was the sole developer on the whole project for the last ...
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How to deal with a Manager who believes the more difficult solution is always the best solution

I work in a software company as a tech lead under a manager who is an architect but has very good technical knowledge, as well. I know it's good to have a manager who has knowledge about technical ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Too much additional responsibility as a part-time employee

Context I have been working as an independent contracted employee for a start-up for 1.5 years, part-time (10-15 hours per week), and am the sole developer. I am also a full-time university student ...
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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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Should I mention I've reversed engineered games of the company I interview at?

During the last few years, alongside with me diving into programming area, I've been playing some games of one company. Expectedly, two interests collided and part of my experience grew from the ...
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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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How do I politely decline a project manager's request to rejoin a previous project?

I previously worked on a project (Alpha) at my present company. Due to personal reasons, I was on leave for a few months. When I returned, I was assigned to another short project (Beta), which is ...
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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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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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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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How to politely ask to trade stock option in job offer for something else?

I've read some related questions but: This is just a good explanation (doesn't answer my question). What's an employee stock option scheme? This question is from a startup perspective (not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...