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The Principal Developer

eduardsi profile image Eduards Sizovs ・1 min read

Today I had a phone conversation with my ex-colleague Alex. Alex works as a software developer in a fast-growing international organization.

Me: “How are things going?”

Alex: “My company is searching for a principal developer.”

Me: “Did you apply for that position?”

Alex: “I did, but my application has been rejected. CTO believes that I am not qualified for that role. He is searching for a better candidate.”

Me: “Do you think that you are good enough?”

Alex: “Of course! I have been writing code and solving intricate technology problems for more than seven years. I write clean code, proactively fix the technical debt and cut through JIRA tasks like a ninja. I am faster and better than other teammates”.

Me: “I guess this is the exact reason why you don’t qualify.”

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