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Entry? Junior? Mid? Senior?

0leog profile image Leonardo Garcia ・1 min read

What level of engineer are you? And who’s to say you aren’t more than that?

It can be really hard to gauge what level of software developer you are. Especially if our job doesn’t really have that hierarchy. There are many jobs that have levels of software engineers and they will determine your level. This is where things can get tricky. I always find it difficult to say that I am a Junior level when sometimes I don’t feel that way or I am only a Junior in THAT company because I’ve been there for {X} amount of years. So going to a new job would render me an entry level to that company. At least that’s how I think about it sometimes.

Of course there is a certain level of knowledge and competency that an engineer has at certain levels but it’s important to not get caught up in what level or are. It takes away from your work and how you can progress.

What are your opinions on this?

Posted on Sep 9 '18 by:

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Leonardo Garcia

@0leog

Just a dev. I have been in the software industry for 4 years now. Always looking to learn more about other technologies!

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I think it's very relative. A person could be one year learning new things every day, or could stay 20 years doing the same thing. Time itself doesn't mean nothing, its the projects and challenges that you take that make you grow.