Do you have a bad opinion about someone who writes on their LinkedIn profile that he works as a „fullstack developer“?

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May 4 24 Comments

I insisted on my previous job on that title because that’s what I work as. Now I’m worried that i may come off as inexperienced to recruiters/big tech companies

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  • SpaceX ________
    My eyes roll when I encounter

    "AI/ML/Block chain/Bitcoin/VR specialist, innovator, influencer, motivational speaker"
    May 4 3
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      That’s not what an ordinary software developer would write on their profile but more like people in management position
      May 4
    • Intel Who.Dis
      Whoosh
      May 5
    • SpaceX ________
      I can't even ...
      SWEs ain't got humor, where are real engineers
      May 5
  • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
    It’s usually bootcamp graduates who describe themselves as full-stack engineers, because they’ve done a couple of tutorials on Mongo and Angular.
    May 5 4
    • Airbnb 0x00000000
      I’m a full stack engineer, L5 with 6yoe and ~420k tc. You should probably start working with better people if you’ve never worked with a strong full stack engineer before. Admittedly, I’m not as strong on either front as an equivalently experienced specialist and if I want to hit L6, I’ll need to specialize.
      May 5
    • Salesforce / Eng
      dZtksBh

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      full stack is a myth 😂 they don’t know anything, they just know how to create mess
      May 5
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      @0x00... I think we are in agreement, and you said it yourself: you need to specialize to become an expert and to be considered senior.
      May 5
    • Airbnb 0x00000000
      I’d hardly say that your description above is accurate.
      May 5
  • Airbnb 0x00000000
    Why would anyone roll their eyes at that?
    May 5 1
    • Microsoft
      I💗Q#

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      People who don’t know how to be a Full stack dev.
      May 5
  • Microsoft
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    Full stack means good at back end and front end, so no.
    May 4 7
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      There are, and they’re usually called junior developers or interns.
      May 5
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      What? What’s the rationale about that?
      May 5
    • Intel Who.Dis
      Subject matter expertise can help to differentiate one candidate from another. It is also a relatively common breakdown for large teams.

      On the other hand, in a small team environment - you may need more generalists.
      May 5
    • Microsoft
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      The best devs are full stack. If you can’t be a full stack dev, then you’ve probably never done much of CS outside of work & school.
      May 5
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      ^ Junior engineer spotted. 😂

      Keep your nose the grindstone, kiddo. You’ll figure it out eventually.
      May 5
  • New / Eng
    Blu3

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    I didn’t really like the term when it caught on at first, but it’s grown on me as people take on extreme specializations now that the front and back ends drift further apart.

    Honestly imo, if anyone who considers themselves an engineer doesn’t have enough of a grasp of the “full stack” to consider themselves a full stack developer, then you’re just not a good engineer.
    May 5 0
  • Glassdoor bwplaq
    I sometimes interview full stack engineers that are backend. They fail in the phone screen on a hello world level front end question
    May 5 0
  • Nvidia bdei51
    I have very bad opinions. Really really bad. Those are all bad boys.
    May 5 0
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    Seriously? What’s with all the full stack hate? Is it really that hard to imagine someone who knows two different frameworks—one just happens to be backend and the other frontend? I’ve built and deployed the entire solution for several startups. It’s not that hard. During interviews people often ask, “Would you rather work frontend or backend?”, and I never know how to answer because I’m used to working both.
    May 5 0
  • Bloomberg ezJV08
    Full stack means front end that build a CRUD back end. Basically, it means front end.
    May 5 0

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