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 experienced 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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Latest Episode

Episode 64: Negative Peer Reviews and On Call


Jamison and Dave talk about these questions:

  1. How direct should I be in a peer review of a coworker who I really dislike?
  2. How do I convince developers to go on call?
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Episode 63: (Rerun) Management Snobs and Two Bosses


Jamison and Dave were out this week, so here is a DEEP CUT from the archives.

This originally aired as episode 41.

  1. How do I deal with someone who says their job (management) is so much harder than my job (engineering)?
  2. How do I deal with a two-boss situation where I am one of the bosses?
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Episode 62: Many Meetings and Surviving an Acquisition


Jamison and Dave answer these two questions:

  1. Iโ€™m in too many meetings. How do I guard my own productivity?
  2. How do I make sure Iโ€™m not sidelined when my company acquires another company?