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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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What can I do about poor office air quality? [closed]

I live and work in a small country in Europe. I work as a software developer, and the air quality in my office is poor. The office is about 10x4 square meters with 33 people in it. We have no ...
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I was asked to build an enterprise web application on my own, and am starting to feel overwhelmed

I came to my current place of employment as an contracted IT support technician of the most generic variety about a year ago. I had only an associates degree to my name and most of what I knew both as ...
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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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How to handle when another dev screwed up a project?

I was working in a project and I finished all my tasks. Another dev started to work in the new tasks. Now I have downloaded the project and its with some build errors on it. How can I handle with ...
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Had an accident that makes me use crutches. Will that affect my new job?

In a week I'll start a job as a programmer which I'm really interested in. However, I hurt my foot and I need to use crutches for a month. I'm kind of worried it would make some kind of 'bad' ...
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Currently finishing the last year of high school, have a group interview for a Software Development apprenticeship [closed]

I have a group interview upcoming for an apprenticeship for Software Development. I have no experience in coding but hope to get a foot in the IT industry with the apprenticeship by learning and ...
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Software Industry - How do I deal with legacy code and clean code effectively?

I am currently working with a company which has produced a lot of useful, but old code. Many of my peers and software developers have spent a lot of time building this library and use it extensively. ...
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Software Industry - is this normal to feel lost in first month?

I've been working with software development for nearly 3 years, but always in small companies with 6 employees at most. In Dec 2018, I started working in a big company and I'm still feeling completely ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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Would it be beneficial to my career advancement to upgrade my workplace designation?

I'm in a software company for 3 years. During this time I've successfully upgraded my designation from Jr. Software Developer to Software Developer. In the meantime, I've also further upgraded my ...
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How to broach relocation with potential employers

I'm a software engineer with 10 years experience at a major US corporation but I'm looking for a change in scenery (literally and figuratively) and am starting to apply for lateral positions. This is ...
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(Accidentally?) hired into the wrong position

A company was hiring several developers. Among them a embedded software developer position with some very strict requirements (like 10+ years of experience with C) that I in no way qualify for (I'm a ...
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Offering Less Than What Was Advertised [closed]

I just accepted a job but still have a question. Online salary range was saying 55K with a minimum associate degree and they are willing to train the person they will hire. After two long interviews,...
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How do we recruit junior software developers in an age where everybody studies for the interview?

As a recruiter, I find it increasingly hard to recruit good software developers, due to the fact that it has become very easy to simply study for a job interview by reading any of those 14020 job ...
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Good way to convey to manager that there may have been issues but you're willing to change and how to prove it?

After a discussion with my manager (also project-manager) I've come to some personal conclusions. - There may have been a communication issue were what was expected was not conveyed properly. - I've ...
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How to deal with a software developer who doesn't seem to understand that he's just a coder?

As a manager for a software development team, how do I deal with developers who don't seem to understand what their job description is? In particular, I am currently dealing with a junior developer ...
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How to change a manager's mind?

I'm a recently-hired junior developer. I noticed several menial, tedious tasks that are performed manually every day. Being a software engineer, I created small (<100 LOC) applications to automate ...
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How do I convince my manager to not hire software developers? [closed]

As a self-taught programmer and educated financial mathematician (currently working in a hedge fund), I am increasingly annoyed by our IT manager hiring software developers to work on our tech. ...
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How do I explain to software engineers that most of their skills are easily replaced without hurting their feelings? [closed]

As an IT manager for a medium-sized firm, I often have to deal with junior developers coming into my office to ask for raises or improved benefits or what have you, and if I don't give it to them, ...
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Recruiting people who maintain & improve, not just chase the new and shiny

My work will be recruiting soon, and one thing I'd like to do is screen out people who are more excited about writing new, exciting code than fixing older code, and more generally, people who ...
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How to justify changing job after 1.5 month?

I have recently joined a new company in Estonia which is active in software development, and i have worked there for 1.5 month. I am in a trial period currently (which is 4 month). I regret about my ...
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Stuck in Wordpress [closed]

First of all, apologies if it isn't the right place to write this. I've been following StackExchange for years, but I just decided to sign up and I'm not familiar with posting. I'm a web developer ...
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How to polite explain that an inexperienced coworker is wrong about coding standards

I have been working in the software industry for more than 2 years now, and have been studying it in school for the last 4. I work with an intern who has taken 2 introductory classes (Python and Java),...
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How can i stall the acceptance of a job offer until after the holidays?

I interviewed with a company I'm really interested in. All went well, I really liked the team, and the recruiter just called with the standard questions to prepare an offer letter - yay! On the ...
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Should I return my bonus after resigning?

Situation: Awaiting final offer from another job before I hand in my resignation to my current job. I just received a bonus from my boss (to be paid tomorrow). Dilemma: Should I give the bonus back ...
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On call duties are not distributed to anyone besides myself

I work in the IT dept at a small company that develops and hosts web-based software. As part of my job, I am on call 24/7. The IT department consists of myself and one other person. The other person ...
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Should I interview someone who ditched an interview before?

A year ago I was working for a start-up (in tech) and was supposed to interview this guy (X) at 10 in the morning over Skype. He did not come online that day and HR could not get in touch with him ...
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Feeling left out from business trip

I manage two small software development teams at a remote site of a large, multinational corporation. Focusing on one of them, it consists of: "A", a senior software developer who joined under 3.5 ...
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Don't know where I belong, still being treated like intern at current company

Some context: At the beginning of this year, my colleague and I was sent from the media company we worked as interns for a year, to be based at the media company's main software development house; a ...
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Chances Over Senior Opportunities [closed]

As I have mentioned in my previous questions, I'm working in a very well-known company as a Cloud/DevOps engineer with 7 months of experience. I believe that my career progresses greatly from ...
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New entrepreneur wondering how to introduce my multi-industry business [closed]

After I graduated college I started a company developing SaaS (software). One year later and I have expanded my company to not only generate income from the SaaS licensing but also from developing ...
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How would working at an “Adult Toy” company impact future hiring? [duplicate]

A startup company which makes high-tech adult toys is hiring engineers and programmers. Unless I make a bunch of money from it I don't want to stay in this industry. Is being employed/associated with ...
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What to do when a project is outside of my capabilities?

I am currently working on a software project with myself and one other developer (we are at an equal level in the company), however, we've been stuck at more or less the same point in this project for ...
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Our product is ruining users privacy, without telling them [closed]

The current start-up I'm working with for now is obviously a threat for its users privacy. The product we're producing (which I'm involved in a HUGE part of it) records the user contacts. It's stated ...
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Switching teams because current manager doesn't care about my work?

Context: Until a few years ago, I worked for A. A worked and still works for B. I was then moved directly under B for some technical reason (product ownership), but that reason has gone long since. I ...
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Doing independent contracting during vacation time [closed]

I've had my first full-time job for almost 3 months when I got an opportunity to teach a 2-week course for another company on a technology that my current company is about to start using next year. ...
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Looking for the right approach to prepare for a company

My aim is to work in a company with good work culture. So, I started my search from Forbes list of Top 100 companies to work for. And from there I narrowed down the list according to my preferences ...
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Going in to final week of internship, still feeling weird [closed]

Time flies. I previously posted something similar at workplace stackexchange. Quick summary: In terms of academic/school's requirements needed to pass the internship, I have already completed all ...
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Adding Consultant Experience to Resume and LinkedIn [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here, but I believe my situation is slightly different. I recently started working a consulting position at a fairly well known company, lets call it Company A. I ...
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Can i be a successful Software Engineer? Would a well-structured company hire me? [closed]

Over the past few months I’ve been increasingly worrying about my career prospects as a software engineer. My concerns are due to my personal background and my current position of work. Background I ...
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Discrepancy in job advert, is my unease reasonable? [closed]

I was hired a while ago, as a front-end developer. For most of the time (around 70-80%), my employer assigns to me work related to Javascript, but targeting native or hybrid applications (Cordova/...
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How to handle an analyst that ignores feedback

Preface I am a contracted developer on a young project (less than a year old). Agile is relatively new to this team, and I have been giving a lot of feedback to help improve on the Agile workflow ...
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What disadvantages does being unemployed confer on a job search? [duplicate]

I am currently working at a software-development job I'm not fond of my salary (which is below the industry average), benefits that I do not need, and there are no career advancement prospects. I ...
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How to ask to my boss to pay Cloud Services that was bought in the company name?

First of all, my boss is very good and comprehensive person. I work on a Software Development company, and, currently, all our services are running on AWS system. But, the proxies that we need couldn'...
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It is ok to hate a company that did not reschedule a interview? [closed]

A person look for me on Linkedin asking if I would be interest in a oportunity. She worked at the HR department in a Software Development company. When she send me the salary I get very interested. So ...
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How to estimate a fair compensation for BYOD laptop?

I'm in a company that let me choose between a corporate, or a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) laptop. The laptop is my main work tool (web development). I am keen on using my own laptop, however, I ...
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How can I convince my company to improve our software development process? [closed]

I work as an embedded software developer for a growing company that manufactures physical products and, in my opinion, is undergoing some growing pains due to its rapid growth. For decades, it was a ...
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Can a US Citizen work remotely in US from EU?

I'm a software engineer and I hold a dual citizenship, American and of an EU country. I currently work in the US but recently I have been contemplating returning to Europe while working remotely in ...
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Why is it 'expected' that software developers work on their own projects in their spare time?

I have been working in software development for the last five years, and have had a number of jobs during this time -- most of them have been fixed term contracts, but I've also had a permanent ...
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For a Computer Science major would it be beneficial to obtain a Comptia Security Plus Certificate. [closed]

So, I'm a recent Computer Science graduate and landed my first job as an ASP.NET application developer in the government sector. I've been working here for about a year now and i'm liking the job so ...