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 77: Boss Wants Me To Speak and The 2% Raise

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. My boss wants me to speak at conferences, but I’m very new to software. What should I do?
  2. How do I get more than a 2% raise? That is the company average.

We talked about conferences a bit more way back in episode 6.

We also talked more about playing the salary game in episode 23, which is a technique for sharing salary information with your co-workers.

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Episode 76: Writing Goals and Firing Jokes

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. My organization requires me to set goals for myself. What advice do you have for writing good technical and non-technical goals?
  2. My managers openly joke about firing people all the time. What should I do?
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Episode 75: Self-Promotion For Wallflowers and Moving in a Year

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This week Jamison and Dave answer these questions:

  1. What are some good ways for people who aren’t good at self-promotion to promote themselves?
  2. I’m moving to Europe in a year. How much notice should I give my company that I’m leaving?

Way back in episode 26 we talked a little bit about self-promotion as well.

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