Ask HN: Hired as software engineer but not doing software development work

4 points | by dev_0 11 days ago


  • mtmail 11 days ago
    That's normal. Green field new development is rare. I haven't written anything really new in months, it's just upgrading, fixing, finetuning existing systems.
  • codegeek 11 days ago
    Depends on the company/team size. Most established companies/teams have requirements like these where you are just running scripts and not much to do. If you want to do real development/programming work, join a startup or a smaller company (under 100 employees ideally).
  • jjzhiyuan 11 days ago
    It's very common in the startups I've come across, on the contrary, in very large companies, everyone performs their own duties and arranges them clearly.
  • ffhhj 11 days ago
    That's the "second" technical interview they didn't tell you about, to decide whether you are able to work on new developments.
  • duped 11 days ago
    Sounds like you got hired in a junior position and they're giving you junior-ish work to get up to speed.
  • tor10 11 days ago
    welcome to the machine.