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Discussion on: Definition of Junior and Senior Developer

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Matthieu Cneude • Edited on

-- Senior --

It doesn't mean anything, because everybody has its own definition. "This developer is senior!" you might hear. If there is 10 people in the room, they'll think different stuff about him.

Worst, it's used to quality people in general. Who is Senior in everything? Nobody.

-- Junior --

It's a good title for CEO / CTO to decrease the salary of somebody, whatever his/her skills. Otherwise, it doesn't mean anything either.

-- Both --

It's often closely related to experience, and experience doesn't prove anything after, let's say, one year. The skill curve flatten. I saw "Juniors" way better than "Seniors", without the weight of years of bad habits many have to unlearn (including me).

In short, I think we shouldn't speak about Senior or Junior, but more about specific skills. "Fred is an expert in cryptography" is better than "Fred is a Senior".

I speak about it more on my blog.

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KwekuQ

Interesting blog post.

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Matthieu Cneude

Thanks!

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Domenico Solazzo

These are all great points and checking your blog!

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Matthieu Cneude

Thanks!