It takes more than great code
to be a great engineer.

Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly advice podcast for software developers.

The show's hosts are experience developers who answer your questions about topics like:

  • pay raises
  • hiring and firing developers
  • technical leadership
  • learning new technologies
  • quitting your job
  • getting promoted
  • code review etiquette
  • and much more...

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Recent Episodes

Latest Episode

Episode 87: Pushover Coworkers and Productivity Metrics

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. My peers give up and say “have it your way” whenever we have technical discussions. How do I get them to be more vocal about their opinions?
  2. I like the idea of measuring things, but metrics seem easy to game. How do I effectively measure team and personal productivity?

Jamison cites this tweet and this blog post about examining your own productivity.

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Episode 86: Sharing Salaries and Offensive Words

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. Could you (Jamison and Dave) share some salary information publicly? It would help to know how much others make.
  2. My boss uses an offensive word in technical discussions. How do I ask him to stop?
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Episode 85: Annoying Know-it-alls and Company Headshots

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. One of my co-workers is a know-it-all, which is pretty annoying. How do I work with them?
  2. A former employer still has my photo on their team website eight years after I left. How do I get them to take it down?
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