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Discussion on: What is a Senior Developer *Really*?

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Mike Holloway

Titles are so subjective.

Even using the measures above, you'd get a lot of grey areas. Non-seniors that have all the qualities & skills of seniors and seniors that are lacking enough qualities & skills to question their level.

Honestly, I feel that what makes someone a senior or not comes down to being given the opportunity as opposed to not.

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Michael De Abreu

Honestly, I feel that what makes someone a senior or not comes down to being given the opportunity as opposed to not.

Sometimes is about searching for the opportunity. If you feel like you are a Senior already, and the company you work for doesn't give you the opportunity to show it, then you always have the option to seek that opportunity elsewhere.

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Bill Miller

Also, beware of someone using their title as a reason to "be right". A clear sign of someone "promoted" based on years of experience or past knowledge, rather than skill and aptitude for leading anything.