Job description

What Software Developers Really Think About Your Job Descriptions – Software Development Manager

In this series, I invite a qualified engineer/developer with matching or related technical background to review a real job description. Previously, an iOS Mobile Developer, Software Development Engineer, and a QA Engineer all shared how they feel about the job descriptions likely presented to them by recruiters. In this installment, we set out to uncover the …

What Software Developers Really Think About Your Job Descriptions – Software Development Manager Read More »

How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1

Last month, our Founder and CEO, Mei Lu, gave a talk on the “How Startups Can Win Top Talent” panel during Seattle Startup Week, hosted by Mikaela Kiner of uniquelyHR, along with four other panelists: Matt Cholerton, Jennie Ellis, Shauna Swerland and Meagan Sylvester. Mei shared tips on how startups can win top talent using …

How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1 Read More »

Making Sense of “Number of Years of Experience” in Technical Recruitment

“3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks (i.e. Django)” “5-10 years of experience in software development, framework architecture and design” “7 years of experience in a full stack environment, building large scale consumer web applications” There are endless examples of these requirements listed on typical job descriptions.  Many people, including job …

Making Sense of “Number of Years of Experience” in Technical Recruitment Read More »

How Developers Scan Job Descriptions: SDE

Software 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 …

How Developers Scan Job Descriptions: SDE Read More »

Project Managers: Why do we need them around in an IT environment?

The position of project manager seems generic and self-explanatory; someone who manages projects. However, upon even a few minutes of searching, it is evident that the abundance of functions and job titles can be quite daunting. Therefore, this week on Geekology, we will attempt to clarify a few of these points. First and foremost, project …

Project Managers: Why do we need them around in an IT environment? Read More »

What is a Business Analyst?

Business analyst is a popular title across many industries, including software and management consulting. Consulting firms (think Accenture and Deloitte) of all sizes and tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, Groupon, and even Big Fish Games are constantly hiring business analysts. To better understand this popular role, we will explain what they do and who …

What is a Business Analyst? Read More »

Software Engineers vs. Systems Engineers

Here at Geekology, we like to make the technical world less cryptic. We do so by breaking down technical words in laymen terms. One of which, is the distinction between a software engineer and systems engineer. People are often unclear about the differences, especially when talking about software-intensive systems. Within these systems, there is a …

Software Engineers vs. Systems Engineers Read More »

What’s a Software Architect?

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or …

What’s a Software Architect? Read More »

What Is an SDET? What They Do and How to Sell this Role

If you are a technical recruiter, you might be a bit unclear about what exactly is an SDET. You might be wondering, “Is SDET same as a tester?” But, SDETs seem to be requiring just as much coding as software engineers. Then you ask yourself, “What skills am I supposed to look for when my hiring …

What Is an SDET? What They Do and How to Sell this Role Read More »