Software Developer

6 Winning Recruiting Strategies for Tech Startups

Tech startups often worry about how to compete for talent with bigger companies. Many technology giants attract software developers with generous compensation packages. It’s common to see the tech giants put forward higher salaries, enticing benefits and perks, fancy or sometimes novel (such as a treehouse) office space, sense of stability, well-defined path for advancement …

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What A Strong Startup Engineering Team Looks Like

Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on building software systems and products. More often than not, these products are results of efforts from teams, not just individuals. So, the long-term success of a software product relies more on the strengths of the team than that of an individual. To learn …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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