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 5: Developer Compensation

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In episode 5, Jamison and Dave answer this question:

What are common ways developers are compensated? Do developers usually get a bonus? Stock options?

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Episode 4: Should I build my personal brand?

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In episode 4, Jamison and Dave answer this question:

I have heard a lot about “marketing myself” and my “personal brand”. For example, some people say I should be writing a blog post every week or creating lots of YouTube content. They talk about being a “thought leader”. I love building stuff as an engineer, and obviously I want to have a great job, so how important is this stuff?

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Episode 3: What to look for in a dev team

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In episode 3, Jamison and Dave answer two questions:

  1. What should I look for in a dev team?

  2. I don’t get enough done at work. I work on a small team that has aggressive plans for developing its product, but I don’t feel like I get enough work done or move fast enough for the company.

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