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Oct 24, 2018 8 Comments

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  • Microsoft Dmitri
    Are general full stack developers more replaceable?
    Oct 24, 2018 1
    • FuelQuest Cubbbe
      They may be replaceable but they are also capable of landing new jobs. Specialized people are far less replaceable but once the industry changes they’re SOL and now they have to go back to a fundamental level to learn something else. Pick your poison.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    lezgo ⛷

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Google
    lezgo ⛷more
    start general at first then progressively become more specialized

    T-shaped skills: broad base of knowledge with a lot of knowledge in 1-2 specific areas
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    OP
    Looks like 'Generalist' is the majority. May be some senior folks comment their experiences on this.
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • MapR Technologies v5gfrj6
    Follow your passion and get really good at it... generalists tend to struggle with growth until they get really broad responsibilities... generalists is not a way to escape being an expert. You have to be really good at something
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Dmitri
    How do you specialize sth? Don't you have to go back to school to study statistics or math PhD to become a machine learning export or data scientist?
    Oct 24, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
      OP
      By specialisation I dont really mean PhD. Apparently, industry experience in specific field eg. ML over years counts if wanna work in applied research or application of ML. For pure theoretical research, PhD will surely be helpful.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
    seat

    eBay Eng

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    I wanna keep it 💯
    Oct 24, 2018 0

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