SDE

Career Levels for Software Developers at Consulting Firms

It’s not surprising to know that tech companies and IT organizations are always recruiting for software developers. However, consulting firms, such as Accenture, Congnizant, and Slalom are also constantly looking for software talent. Since the nature of software development work at consulting firms is different from work at internal software or IT teams, we’d like to …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java 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 …

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Decoding Microsoft’s SDE Titles and Levels

Technical recruiters unavoidably will run into current or former Microsoft engineers, especially on the West Coast.  Software development engineers (SDE) at Microsoft are grouped based on an internal title and level system.  Here is a quick walk-through of how Microsoft ranks their software engineers (technical individual contributors). SDE band: Level 59 – Straight out of …

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