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28 October
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How Developers Scan Job Descriptions: SDE

Quality_EngineeringSoftware Development Engineer (Seattle)

Previously, Geekology interviewed an iOS Mobile Developer and an QA Engineer to learn how potential technical candidates feel about the job descriptions they would run into. In this installment in our series, we set to find out more by interviewing an experienced SDE currently working at a leading technology company. You will soon see from the candidate’s perspective on how he approaches the application process. Please note: the following analyses only reflects the opinion of the specific interviewee.

Please give us your career summary.

I’m a software engineer with 4 years of experience – 2 years at startups and 2 at a corporate level company. My key skills include:

  • C++
  • iOS Development
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer graphics

If you were to get a new job today, what would it be? Read more…

09 September
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Do you see what software developers see?

Many technical terms are named after common objects.  Here are some programming languages whose names make you think of something else. Check them out in this short video!

 

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20 April
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5 Common Programming Languages – What You Should Know about Them

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There are hundreds and hundreds of programming languages. Do we really need all these programming languages? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular programming languages of 2015 and the applications built by them.

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15 April
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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java programming languageJava is a widely used programming language.  In a recent article, it ranks as the second most coveted programming skills by employers, just behind SQL.

We interviewed Anupam Mishra, a software engineer at Amazon and a long time Java developer to get some tips on what companies expect in Java software engineer candidates.

Q: What do you expect a junior level Java developer to know? Read more…

27 January
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Do You Speak Geek?

Do you speak geek

Seattle, where I live, is a coffee obsessed city. No matter you live here in Seattle or elsewhere, if, when you hear the word “Java”, a computer programming language comes to mind before a cup of hot drink, count yourself in as a denizen of Geek-speaking land.

Being one of the leading technology hubs, Seattle seems to have an even stronger obsession with technology and geek culture than with coffee. You might not be a geek who writes code, but most likely you have plenty of geeks around you at work, in your social circle, or in your family.

So you ask, “Why should I, as an HR or recruiting professional, care about speaking Geek?”If any part of your job involves recruiting technical people, you should care deeply. Here is why, according to this Undercover Recruiter article on “How to Recruit Technology Talent”: Read more…