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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Is it acceptable (to employers generally) to get certified and share the success on LinkedIn in a technology that competes with the 'stack' they use?

I'm a cloud solutions developer. My employer uses the Microsoft Azure stack and is a 'partner' of Microsoft which means they get an affiliation with Microsoft that they can use to promote to customers ...
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Why don't companies put the interview process on the job ad?

It recently occurred to me that a rough overview of a company's hiring process can reveal some interesting information to a potential employee about what kinds of thing they value in an employee. ...
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Fired from software engineer role at FAANG for poor performance: What to put on Resume? [closed]

UPDATE: I refocused this question to honor the answers that those contributors like Flater put a lot of of effort into. However, I tried not to materially change too much as that can make reading the ...
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How to deal with passive management style ("come to me, I won't come to you")

TL;DR What are your options with a manager with "passive" management style, very little teamwork, knowledge sharing, bad onboarding for new employees, very little meetings and no incentive ...
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Can I make a career at my current job? [closed]

I am currently working as a frontend software developer, but after 2 years working at the company I work for I feel like they are just keeping me at stock, backup or assistance. I didn't say much, but ...
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How to safely future-proof my exit from a dual-job scenario

I'm a Java developer with 9 years experience, living in the U.S. I've been working two, full-time, remote software engineering jobs for over two years now and I'm getting bored at one of the jobs. I ...
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Delivery of message to underperformers

For me I always thought that in regards to performance a direct and early feedback with concrete examples is what is the correct approach or at least what everyone wants. Being a new manager I am not ...
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How would you standardize on-call expectations across software teams when they've diverged at the same salary level?

I manage a couple of software teams for a fintech SaaS product. We generally expect teams to maintain an on-call rotation among the devs so that there's someone to contact in case of an off hours ...
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Do companies accept employees who have been banned from the Google Play Console? [closed]

I was banned from Google Play Console several years ago. Now I am afraid that companies making mobile apps will reject me because I have been banned so their company account may be banned too as an ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

My freelance contract is about to end. There are work chats to collaborate with other companies(API providers) which participated tests several times with me. Is it fine to leave a message similar to &...
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What to do when as a lead, you are imposed a team or strategy you do not agree with?

I was hired by a company to perform as a technical lead in DevOps/Automation, I have been asked to scale up further, for which I have asked for other devops profile to be hired to help me. My direct ...
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What role do Engineering Manager, Product Manager & Technical Project Manager play in Software Engineer's day to day work?

I'm new to the industry & self taught. I'd say I'm pretty decent when it comes to writing code and delivering a project however lately I've realized that software engineering is much more than ...
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How should I leave post-covid

I'm software engineer in one of the south east Asian countries, and my company follows government instruction to let employees 100% work back from office post covid. Immediately one of my teammates ...
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Switch in professional career due to personal circumstances [closed]

I have worked as a SDE in many interesting places, working abroad and in well known companies in the industry, one of them being a FAANG, for around ten years. Shortly after the pandemic started, I ...
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Should I leave the job I just started to work for Amazon (Europe) [closed]

I am a software engineer in a western European country. I started working for a local medium-sized tech company here last week, but now I also got an offer from Amazon. Amazon is offering to pay much ...
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What to do about manager who's hard on me because I'm sick?

Ever since I returned from a substantial timeoff due to serious sickness, my manager has been very critical of me. I still complete my tasks and get my job done but because I'm still sick and not yet ...
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Feeling like a fraud at a startup I joined as an intern

TL;DR: Young inexperienced coder gets an internship, gets offered a stake in the start-up he's working for, and now feels like a big fraud. Some context I'm a coder from an undisclosed European ...
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How many days should I give a candidate for a take-home iOS test? [closed]

I'm asking the candidate to rearrange the flow of a simple social media application. Instead of having to log in/register to access the app, users land into the app directly and only have to log in/...
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How do I navigate salary discussion and career progression if I take a QA job with a startup that rejected me for a senior iOS engineering role?

This is a follow-up to Contacted company asking if there's an iOS software engineering role, and they responded saying QA would be a perfect fit. How can I navigate this?. After an interview loop ...
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Software Engineer Levels [closed]

My company levels seem a little weird. Is it only me that thinks they are a little weird? These are the individual contributor levels. Associate Software Engineer -> Staff Software Engineer-> ...
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Does it make sense to apply now, while also planning to apply later, after demonstrating skills?

I'm looking at moving from one software development sub-field to another. A lot of the relevant job ads want expertise with a particular language and a particular set of related tools. I'm confident ...
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Automated my work(code) and may lose job

I'm working for a local software company, where I build the Front-End part and make any changes asked by the client. In the beginning if any changes were asked by the client then I need to make those ...
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Boss insists that I can do the project alone even though I am unqualified for the project

A bit of context (and sorry for the bad English and the wall of text). This also contains a fair bit of me ranting as well. I'm very sorry. TL;DR at the end. I'm currently employed in a relatively ...
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How could I better filter out job candidates who are trying to “extort” a better salary from their current employer

First-time poster and also first-time software hiring manager 😃 People are looking for jobs for different reasons. When these reasons involve things that their current employer can change fairly ...
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I was hired to create a department but I do not get more people

I have been working in my current company for over a year, I am the only one doing activity X and the only expert at it. I was told I would lead a department regarding activity X after a year or so ...
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Team won't come out of their shell (possible team-wide imposter syndrome?)

I have a team-wide performance problem on the team I inherited about a year ago. No matter their title, the senior+ engineers on my team perform at the level of a junior engineer (objectively, ...
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Non-web dev jobs, especially for someone well past college age

I'm basically the target market for a lot of bootcamps: I'll be 40 this year, I don't have a CS (or any) degree, and I'd like to switch over to coding. I enjoy what programming I have done (I've got ...
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Should I pursue work with niche tech that is probably going to die soon (Xamarin.Forms)?

I am working currently as software engineer in .NET team, taking care of support of already existing application or rewriting them to new base. I currently work with almost everything that has .NET as ...
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Be honest and potentially lose my job or lie and be safe?

I've been working for almost a half year at my current company (5 yoe). They talked about .Net Core / Microservices etc etc though in practice it seems I've been hired to follow up my current team ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

I'm a senior developer at a new job. One rock star programmer on my team is considered senior. He has worked on the project for years. His code has unhelpful or misleading names. It has methods and ...
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Can I Ever Become a Decent Programmer?

I have recently been reflecting on my frustrations in trying to become a better programmer, in particular thinking about what Jeff Atwood has said on the issue here and here. He quotes Bill Gates ...
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Offered a great job, but I'm in the interview process of my dream job at Google?

I currently work as a fullstack software developer and I just got offered a very generous job that's about 2x my current pay at a startup company. In addition, my current job has no holiday or ...
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Company offering me the same job again just 10 days after rejecting me in final VP round [closed]

I interviewed with a software company 10 days ago. It is not a very big company and has around 40-50 employees. There were 3 rounds, out of which 2 were technical and last one was a 15 minute chat ...
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What is a high percentage way to prepare for a 30 minute data structures and algorithms interview at a startup?

The first half of the one hour interview will be a data structures / algorithms type problem and second half will be debugging a real problem in an iOS codebase. Since my comfort zone is with the ...
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How can I support parallel development on a code porting project? [closed]

The company where I work in the UK has a lot of VB6 applications which they wish to move to .net Core. They want me to lead this, which is fine. The problem is, the first application which they wish ...
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Will this software project manager's experience and education from Ukraine help her get a US job? [closed]

I know a Ukrainian woman who has married a US citizen. Given the security and economic situation in Ukraine, she and her spouse are working on getting her a green card so they can move to the US. ...
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How to react after all your work being thrown away due to a merger?

I was hired by a company to develop a product a year ago, I have worked on this product exclusively during the last year and the intention was to move up to a managerial role with two more people as ...
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How might I avoid significantly overestimating the time required to deliver a potential client's software project?

Spoke with a potential client about delivering a computer vision app. I estimated this would take one month, erring on the side of a conservative estimate to account for any complexities that might ...
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How to deal with manager's poor communication skills?

I currently work as a Software Engineer in a relatively small subdivision of a team of ~35 people, all of which report to the same manager (and all of which are Software Engineers of some sort). This ...
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How to move forward with unfulfilling internships

I am currently a 3rd year college student pursuing a degree in computer science. As part of my degree, I am required to complete a number of co-ops/internships. These are paid internships in the ...
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In software engineering, what exactly is meant by collaborative tone?

For all of my web/software development career, I have worked alone and with a very small team. I have just interviewed with a larger company. There were several interviews - technical and behavioral. ...
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What are some good questions for gauging what various software teams are like to work with? [duplicate]

I'm interviewing for software engineering positions for multiple different teams at a single large tech company, where cultures can be quite different among teams. In these interviews, what would be ...
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How can I change my attitude towards my colleagues and my carreer? [closed]

I just read this question and it hit hard. I'm in a small team of developers (mostly RPA, general AI, and scripting in VBScript, Python, PowerShell and so forth and so on), some of them don't ...
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Torn between (what I consider) professionalism and company attitude, how to proceed? [closed]

I work with software. I am not the most senior of devs, but I'm also no longer very junior either. Looking back, I see my own evolution and progress, skills-wise. I can confidently take on much larger ...
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Build new company software on my own time? Or is that overstepping? [closed]

I started working at this company about a year ago. I work on a team that maintains their web application. The web application was built about 20 years ago using Java Spring and is extremely outdated ...
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How do I provide clear goals for a PIP when the developer's mistakes are ambiguous and varied?

Context: I recently joined a software development company as a manager where previously my team of developers did not have a formal manager. The oversight given to the developers was unsupportive at ...
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Unable to focus on programming around 3-4 PM every day. How can I fix this?

I tend to get exhausted mentally and can't really program more on most days starting at around 3 to 4 PM every day. From there I'll kind of just be out of it mentally and unable to produce code that ...
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What categories of projects outside of embedded are there for a C++ developer nowadays? [closed]

A bit of context: I have experience in C/C++ development (mainly on the "old" C++03) in a Linux-based embedded environment in telecom equipment, but I don't want to continue working in the ...
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Should I be paid equally for the same work

I graduated with a MSc and now I'm working my first job. Everything was fine until this year when I asked to renegotiate my salary. I asked for 35% to compete with inflation and compensation for all ...
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Coworker refused to help me unless I switch my software to dark mode

This was my second week at a new job (I'm a remote developer). I asked one of my new coworkers a question and shared my screen with him. He said "well, first you need to switch to dark mode"....
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