JavaScript dev: What should I apply for?

New / Mgmt hQNL57
Jan 31, 2018 13 Comments

Looking at companies such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Amazon or Microsoft. What role should I expect to land if I apply and have this background:

- Great understanding of JavaScript
- Moderate at C-Sharp
- Moderate at algorithms
- Good leadership and management skills
- Great at animating
- Great analytical / evaluation skills
- My English vocabulary is a bit narrow compared to US born professional managers

Been in the industry for +10 years as dev and 5 years as manager.

On paper my CV look really impressive and I have good recommendation letters from several companies and senior engineers.

I'm also very outgoing, communicative, and stereotypically likable I guess!

Thanks!

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  • Cruise Automation Frend
    have you considered applying to learning a real language
    Jan 31, 2018 6
    • Oath / Eng L12
      Nah, the demand for JavaScript skills is strong enough that no JS devs ever needs to worry about learning anything else.
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Google / Mgmt hylian
      πŸ™„
      Feb 1, 2018
    • New / Mgmt hQNL57
      OP
      I am studying C-Sharp quite hard by doing side projects. But that's mostly because I enjoy Game Development as a hobby.
      Feb 2, 2018
    • CAA / Eng jadziadax
      You must be ancient or brainwashed if you don't think Javascript is a "real" language at this point πŸ˜‚
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 20% raise
      JS is real in the same way COBOL is real. Except you don't get the same premium salary.
      Feb 10, 2018
    • CAA / Eng jadziadax
      If the language is Turing complete, it's "real" enough. Don't be a geezer who can't change with the times.
      Feb 11, 2018
  • Oath / Eng L12
    How’s your CSS skills? The bar for CSS in front end hires is too low IMO. This is true everywhere.
    Jan 31, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng matbet
      css is hard to master. so many to learn
      Jan 31, 2018
    • New / Mgmt hQNL57
      OP
      It's quite good. I can make responsive/fluid designs and I have a strong eye for design and animation. I'm sure I have a lot to learn there and I lack some experience, but I can build stuff from scratch and make it look pixel perfect!

      I used sass, webpack, react and then a built custom engine for a private project a few years back. Basically an online editor where people can create animations in the browser and then publish them.
      Feb 2, 2018
  • New / Eng πŸ₯‘toast
    Apply to whatever you want to do. If you're a good programmer it shouldn't matter much what language you're best at. You'll be able to learn those on the job.

    But it sounds like you're a good fit for a Front End developer, which Google, Netflix, etc. do hire for.

    Good luck
    Jan 31, 2018 0
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    Feb 15, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng eLsJ64
    css has now evolve a lot with saas and less kind of framework
    Feb 1, 2018 0

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