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

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

That's excellent.
A company just made me pass a multiple choices quizz on and it pisses me off how irrelevant it was. My gut told me "You are measuring the wrong things!! A senior developer is not someone who knows a lot of trivia by heart 😬😬"

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Richard Hendricks

My wife had to do even worse ridiculousness. She had to submit working programs for a series of programming questions - not just a few lines of code, but full programs.
Not one person interviewing her asked her about her solutions. She asked the last person she interviewed with, and they said they never look at them. WTF is the point of these exercises?

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Honestly, If I get to the 'Your going to be interviewed by our Sr Dev `{{Insert Name Here}}`. I like to follow up with 'Cool, may I see thier github/gitbucket page?'

After all, I do wanna see whom I'd be working with and what their code is like, just like they are curious about mine.

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Victor A. Barzana

That's so true, don't tell me! I have had the same situation :) tons of tests, not even passing all of them, I have been forced to eat hackerrank for breakfast, lunch and dinner for about 3 months, what a shame people don't understand what a senior level means. Great post, also liked a lot Jean's answer.