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 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 ...
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Was I subtly told to resign?

I am a junior developer, working for approximately two years at my current company. Lately things have not been great here (delayed raise, restructuring of the company, and lots of seniors leaving - ...
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How to deal with increasing frustration and discomfort while on notice period?

Global context: I am a young-graduated computer-scientist working for an engineering company. My workplace is at the customer's since I was hired 8 months ago. This job has been a filler job after my ...
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How to tactfully follow up with informal job offer from a few months ago

Since May of 2018 I've been a college intern at a company. Last summer (May - September) and winter (December and January) I worked on a development team. This was not the team I was originally hired ...
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I have wasted 3 starting years of my career. Is there any way to start over? [closed]

When I graduated I got a slightly above average job working on Java Servlet technology. But then I acted on some poor advice from people who were close to me. Although it was a mistake, I listened to ...
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How can I review my manager, who is fine?

I have to write a review of my manager for the past half. My manager is perfectly fine. They're pretty hands-off, which is what I want: they stay out of the way and just allow me to ship things. I don'...
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How do I explain that I don't want to maintain old projects?

I am currently working as a programmer with 3 years of experience in the Netherlands. At the start I worked at some projects I started from scratch and I really enjoyed those. I also acted a bit as ...
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Multiple recruiters advertising the same company

I got approached by multiple recruiters/headhunters. I am currently actively looking for a new position so nothing wrong with that. They know that I am working with multiple recruiters. They asked to ...
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Is this worth to return to project where I had negative communication experience with colleagues and solution architect?

I've been working for the same employer for many years. During the last 6 years, I was working on two projects: Project A, where I used to be a team member for a short period of time and after that I ...
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How to reclaim personal item I've lent to the office without burning bridges?

We had a company issued service mobile phone to be used for emergencies and office related texts and calls. 5 months ago our supervisor's personal mobile phone got damaged and he decided to use the ...
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How to transition from an unprofessional software developer to a better one?

We have been strung along by an unprofessional software developer for almost a year past the expected completion date. Progress is slow, promised dates are never kept, communication is all but ...
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Should I tell my manager that I am not happy

The gist of the situation is this: the company I work for got sold my manager used to be CEO, now he has people he’s reporting to. We are both programmers and we are working together on projects the ...
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How Could I Start Applying For a Job As a Minor?

So before I ask my question, I'd like to give you some background so you'd understand my situation better. I'm currently a high school(I'll be attending grade 10 although I'm 15) but over the last ...
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The new project my team is supposed to start makes me feel a déjà vu of a past failed project. How to proceed?

Background The company I work for has the HQ in the Central Europe and a very important branch in a Eastern European country (within EU though). Many important projects start in the HQ with hybrid ...
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How to convince my employer to give me unpaid leave so I can take an internship overseas

So I work as a software developer for a startup consisting of ~20 people in Europe which is doing very well. I've been working here for a year and a half which is all of my work experience. I'm also ...
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How to deal with violent language from superior in workplace

Background: I am junior developer (about 1 year of experience) who was recently hired at a company smaller than 150 people less than 6 months ago. The web software team is made up of less than 5 ...
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Despite of designing server framework, cannot crack interview question: How to design XYZ? [closed]

I am software professional having enormous experience of software development (viz. in C++) and have worked in many prominent multi-national software companies and in various domains. Few years back ...
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Denied vacation time

I'm in a difficult position because I was denied vacation time (only 1.5 days off requested). Well, my manager did not explicitly say no but replied to me with "It will be difficult for me to approve ...
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My colleague thinks I'm showing off, how do deal with it? [closed]

We both are pipeline developers working in an animation company. As we are developers, we deal with text-editors/IDE. I use certain tools that suit my needs. A coworker who is unfamiliar with that ...
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How can I show enthusiasm during the job interview?

I got a feedback after the job interview I attended recently, and one of the reasons to reject my application was apparently I didn't show enough enthusiasm. I was pretty enthusiastic about the role (...
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Project changed; should I reject it? [closed]

Following up with New job with short project; it's been some time. My current project is getting over. I am being moved to a new project. The problem is that my profile is being changed. I am a 'Qt' ...
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What's the best way to manage someone with a great degree but few skills? [closed]

On the Hot Network Questions list today: "Just graduated with a master’s degree, but I internalised nothing." Suppose that OP or someone in the same position has just been assigned to me as a ...
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Starting salary fresh out of University [closed]

I will be finishing my B. Sc. in about 2 months. I started looking for an entry level position. But i am not sure how i start about negotiating a starting Salary, in what level one can negotiate. I ...
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Why team meetings are scheduled at lunch time, mostly?

I am just trying to understand other side if any good reasons behind this scheduling. Background: I faced this with 2-3 managers who schedules weekly/monthly team meetings at lunch time( 1-2 pm) on ...
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Finding a new job after current responsibilities shifted

I am in a bad place with my current job and I am struggling to find a solution. I ostensibly have one year experience with software development at a reputable company, but that belies the truth, which ...
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Canceling an internship after accepting offer

I accepted an internship offer this summer after a brief - too brief, I now realize - conversation with a manager. After talking to her again about project specifics I now see that this company is not ...
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Software Engineer out of college with no work to do!

I graduated in May and just started my first full-time software engineering position at a smaller (relatively speaking) branch of a large defense contractor. My first day of work was June 10. However,...
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Team member is constantly distracted - how to approach?

There is a one of my team members who is constantly distracted by personal communication (phone calls, messages). That started a couple of weeks ago and obviously affects his productivity. I tried ...
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Does management has a spy on floor? [closed]

Recently the company I joined which had made some people redundant and there was a meeting to make sure no one else is getting laid off, but since then a guy is always hovering the floor like keeping ...
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When do I apply for a job while in my last year of school Major is Information Systems and a Minor in Real Estate [closed]

I currently attend a 4 year institution and this fall and spring will be my last year. I am currently looking for a full time position in the tech field, hopefully somewhere in the Software Engineer ...
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Should I betray my colleagues? [closed]

Disclaimer: the story described here happened few years ago and it's all over. I did take some actions back then, but I'm wondering until today if I did the right thing. Very small company, startup ...
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Can I reject a change to my employment contract with an on call clause? - UK

I've worked for few years for an IT company as software developer, the new management wants to amend all our contracts to introduce an on call clause. In other words it means that all developers are ...
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Is it worth getting a CS degree if I already have another (unrelated) one? [closed]

I am employed as a software developer, and currently have a few years of work experience in that role. I have a bachelor's degree in a field not related to CS (Linguistics). I'm also currently 2 ...
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Repeating a year in college to clear concepts (Mathematics and Statistics Major). Is it a good choice if I plan to work as a data scientist or a SWE? [closed]

I am pursuing a dual degree (Int. BS+MS) in Mathematics and Statistics. It is a pure sciences college but I study applied mathematics separately. I plan to repeat my 3rd year, since I am not clear ...
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How much we are responsible to read our emails? [closed]

This question is related to my other question How to ask my supervisor to read my emails instead of asking me? I used to believe as below and I expect the same from others as well. Reading my ...
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Disability and cover letter

I have temporal epilepsy and generalized anxiety disorder and I want to try coming out of the closet when searching for a new job. My disability doesn't prevent me from doing my job well, but I feel ...