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Name of General Software Position [closed]

We are attempting to create a position for an individual who creates custom software with VBA, SQL and possible PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript to help across our departments with things like automating ...
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Should I tell my new employer I feel incompetent to do the job?

I'm a software developer with 4+ years of experience. I'm socially awkward and always try to avoid daily meetings in my agile work environment. I'm planning to move out of my current company and I ...
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Starting new role, another manager wants to control part of my role [closed]

I am starting a new role, where I will cover multiple functions. Another manager just got promoted (just after three months, they might have had plans since his hiring) and changed his title to add ...
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Being asked to write your new job description: can it be used against you? [closed]

I recently changed department in a software company. I did a bit of everything, but in this team roles are more defined. I expected to be told: "this is your box, you either fit or I can find somebody ...
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How to ask a non-programmer not to advise me on programming tasks

I have this problem with an otherwise very respectable colleague, who holds the position of consultant/tester in my team. Due to them being in the company twice the years I've been working here, they ...
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Unsure of my role at new company…?

I started my new job 6 months ago and I still unsure what is expected of me. I do random tasks to help senior leads when they need help with their projects but when I ask what role I would be in, I'm ...
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Need help refining a role approach

I had an informational interview for a position, in which it was determined I was not a great fit, but we identified two other roles where I would potentially be a good match. One of the roles would ...
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What is the difference between a Business Development Manager and a Salesperson? [closed]

What is the difference between a Business Development Manager and a Salesperson? I am interested in understanding how these two roles differ on a day-to-day basis, and how they interact with each ...
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PO (mostly) of a project dragging on; doubting team's decisions

TLDR: PO-like position (+ a little dev) in a project that drags on. Team members won't consider a less complex solution; after deadlines are missed and postponed, I suggest and proceed to implement ...
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How to deal with manager who keep leading project into wrong directions?

My current situation is as follow: i work in a software company, mainly focus on embedded system. i moved into current company in 2016 and started as fresh-man at division X. The current project was ...
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How to tell my manager that I don't want to be scrum master [duplicate]

So I work for an organization in a large company (for a little bit over a year) and recently the scrum master of our team has been promoted to manager so he is now a manager. This led to an open role ...
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Sr. Software Engineer vs. Management Responsibility?

[Question moved from Project Management queue] I have a question from a developer perspective. I am currently on a team where I likely have the most advanced technical skills, and the management team ...
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How to tell a core group member they give terrible presentations?

I am assigned to a group that has been tasked to give a presentation. I have worked very hard on becoming a good presenter, taking spare time to study subjectively good presenters/presentations (Steve ...
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Job role changed

I’ve been in my current position about 7 years, mainly as an IT resource on a small team. I enjoyed the work and challenge. Main duties were support, light coding, SQL, reporting. Over the past year ...
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In technology, what options does a jack of all trades have? [closed]

Subject: A jack of all trades (and master of none), in a technology company (for this question) would be somebody who is familiar with most relevant technologies and keeps up to date with them without ...
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Clear the misunderstanding regarding this situation [closed]

So I'm a new developer who joined recently in a reputed company. I've joined a small team with some other people. I'm learning from them and generally consult them, especially if I need any ...
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How can I deal with being in a de facto senior role when the depth of my experience is shallow

I have been with my company two years working with two senior software engineers. The other engineers created the bulk of our product catalog, including 10 years worth of legacy software. The two ...
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How can I deal with a dev lead who is interfering with resource allocations in my team?

I am QA manager with 5 reports. Our team also has a dev manager who is equally involved in the Scrum team. My concern has been slowly rising with the way she directly asks my reports about how they ...
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Asked to be lead of my slightly disgruntled team

I recently came on to a team as a senior engineer at the same level as my peers. Many permanent members of this team have long standing issues with the management. There isn't a lead person on the ...
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How to show effective leadership

In each review since I started at my current position, my manager has stressed that he is looking for someone to "step up and take a leadership role". I was hired just as his longest-working employee ...
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How can I get my manager's support in establishing my role?

I am looking for a good way to command my role. My team is about 15 people total, 10 of them are engineers, the rest are managers(!). Here is what happened. Initially, I was hired as a technical ...
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Managing colleagues

Background: I started at a large, multi-national corporation in the United States about a half a year ago. My intended position was as a mentee in a very specialized area for the next two years, ...
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Team leader vs. Team manager [closed]

What are the differences between a team leader and a team manager in a software developer's team? I currently work in a team that is lead by a team leader and I heard discussions about his coding ...
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Is it right to ask candidate why he is applying for developer while he was a leader?

I got a CV to review of a candidate who was previously a team lead and now he is applying for a developer role in our team. I see it as downgrade of ones career but I don't want to make an ...
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Helping a colleague take constructive criticism

I work with a colleague who is a very talented network engineer. He is in his late 40s or early 50s, and is probably the most experienced person on our team in his area. His work is always well-done ...
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I made my manager angry. What do I do?

I've worked at a small, family owned/operated store for two years. I have co-workers who have been there 10-20 (20 years is as long as the place has existed), it is a close knit work environment. My ...
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It's not entirely my fault, but my boss is only blaming me [closed]

I am a junior developer in a software development team. I was recently introduced to this project, so as a rule, my senior would configure the project in my machine (generally I do it on my own), but ...
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How to motivate a junior team member who has been procrastinating and is being somewhat careless

I'm a team lead and I have a team member who has a little more than an year's experience. He is basically smart and capable but he has been having an issue for couple of months and I have not been ...
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What in a persons daily demeanor showcases team lead qualities? [closed]

How to know if I deserved to be promoted? I am in a mental mess thinking that maybe they promoted me to team lead because my manager didn't have another option and couldn't wait for one? I know I have ...
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Should I expect Gratitude from my Boss?

I do SEO/Website/Email Marketing work at a small company. I do also happen to have limited knowledge of Windows Administration/Tech Support, and fairly good Hardware knowledge. I had half a day on ...
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Having an employee move teams because you feel they're better suited elsewhere, but they want to stay?

I have an employee who really excels at designing and implementing web interfaces for things like APIs, however, the team the employee is currently on focuses primarily on lower level monitoring tools ...
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369 views

How to talk to employer about redefining role when responsibilities don't match? [duplicate]

I'll keep it brief: I've worked at my current workplace (smallish company, ~90 people) for close to the last 1.5 years as a Data Analyst. (Prior I did 6-month internship as desktop support, before ...
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Not on project team, but asked to make changes to code - how can I protect myself from becoming a scapegoat for any problems?

I am working as contractor and developer at a client location in the client team. The work environment is politically sensitive. Another contracting company won the development work of the entire ...
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Just started a new job, and not sure if I should take long lunches with my team [closed]

I just started a new job as an intern. I am actually on my second week, and I think I have been getting along pretty well with my team. Everyone in my team likes to take long lunches; hour to a hour ...
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Risks around assigning role for colleague 'demoted' as part of a restructure [closed]

Background I manage a team of about 12 employees in an engineering business. Although I am the manager in the organizational structure, I've structured the team to have two senior engineers work as '...
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Discuss with boss about performance and plans

I started my first job position 2 months ago and I feel that do not receive feedback from my boss and I do not have details about what I am going to do in the next months. So far I have been doing ...
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I feel left out of a decision - should I contact the project manager?

I am part of a team on a project that is about to start in the next few weeks. While I was away on vacation, a colleague of mine was appointed to the role of Scrum Master. I felt bad when I came to ...
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My team's role being “usurped” by a senior manager of another area

I work as part of a team that carries out "Function X" (e.g. Quality Assurance Testing the product that team T works on). My team and team T report to the same "Big Boss" senior manager. As part of a ...
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Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored?

tl;dr: Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored? Background I'm an electrical engineer with 20+ years experience in a highly specialised domain. I'...
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Should I be worried of a possible lay off if I am not a domain expert nor am I a technical expert. I am basically jack of all trades?

I am in a team where I have recently joined 6 months back. Hence, I am still new to the domain and a newbie automation tester. We have had new additions to the team recently such that now we have 7-8 ...
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Unsure on new job title for technical/managerial role [closed]

What are some appropriate titles for a management-level position that involves managerial as well as technical/engineering responsibilities related to network (VoIP), database, and Linux systems ...
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How can I ask to switch teams?

The company I'm working for is restructuring and new teams has been built. Now after I received information to which team I will belong, I feel there is another team, where my skills will be more in ...
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How can I differentiate between a junior employee and a senior employee at work? [closed]

In an attempt to navigate the workplace, I am looking to see if there are definable attributes between a Junior employee and Senior employees. I am trying to use this information to navigate a ...
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How to effectively communicate a promotion to colleagues

I was recently informed that I am being promoted. I'd like to know how to effectively go about communicating this to my colleagues before the promotion is made public knowledge so as to ensure that it ...
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Should a software developer also be a technical examiner? [closed]

I'm a Senior Software Developer. I was asked (again) by my manager to be part of the recruitment process as a technical examiner (to ask super hard to answer questions). Last time (it was also the ...
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Pressured into doing a role I despise [closed]

I used to be a developer, which I did for 8 years. I started to really resent developing and came to loathe it. Therefore, I gave up that role and decided to retrain and work as DevOps. My current ...
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Making the most of changes in role in organization

I'm a scientist/engineer at a startup, one year out of a PhD program (finished while working), have been working about 1 year, 3 months. Prior to last month, I had been working on many different ...
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How to transition out of a role I don't feel suited for? [duplicate]

I work in technology for a large financial institution. I was hired two years ago as a software developer and had a lot fun and a fair amount of success in that position. I'm still, technically, in ...
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How to prove the manager we need a a new QA hire in the team? [duplicate]

Just like many teams we used to have a manual QA member. After a while he transferred to developer's position. We don't have any automated functional or unit testing. What we do have is so-called bug-...
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Define roles in resume if it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that I ...