Maximizing Career Growth With .NET

Emerson / Eng bruckner8
Nov 9 22 Comments

Hello everyone. 2 YOE developing .NET, trying to figure out where I could potentially take things in the future. I feel like FAANG just isn't interested in the MS stack (which is totally understandable) but I'm trying to figure out where the highest bidders are for .NET developers. Can anyone let me know which companies hire a lot of .NET devs or what the consulting world looks like for .NETers? Thanks everyone.

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  • Cisco / Eng
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    Lol who tf actually uses .NET
    Nov 9 7
    • Chevron kuulcoder
      .NET framework bad, .NET core decent
      Nov 9
    • Cisco / Eng
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      Bro these are all shit tier of the shit tier companies
      Nov 9
    • New / Eng fcyl01
      @cisco shit tier like Cisco? Because Cisco uses .NET too. 🤣
      Nov 9
    • Cisco / Eng
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      Cisco is shit. That list is the shit of the shit
      Nov 9
    • Coinbase g0569
      I don’t think the list are all companies that employ engineers. They are mostly ones that have an app built with .NET by consultants from one of the big consulting companies.
      Nov 10
  • New / Eng fcyl01
    Uh, like half of all enterprise? C# is one of the top 5 programming languages on pretty much every tech list. I have worked with many architect consultants and .NET/C# is always a favorite. Tech is 100 times bigger than the little sliver you know.
    Nov 9 5
    • Cisco / Eng
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      Who are you talking to lol
      Nov 9
    • Facebook pikachu_
      fcyl, stop drinking the kool aid by Microsoft
      Nov 9
    • New / Eng fcyl01
      @Facebook, not drinking kool aid by anyone, especially Microsoft. 25+ YOE and worked at tech companies large and small, start-ups, as well as consulted. Also, I’m also a polyglot, having developed in multiple tech stacks and architected large scale distributed systems. 12 years ago, I remember tech snobs talking about how “.net is dying”. It’s actually grown a lot. Working on enterprise dev is a different beast. Every company today needs automation. Companies aren’t using php to do automation. Just saying. Also, game development using Unity/C# is huge.

      Speaking of kool aid, what is it that Facebook does that is so technically complicated that makes you think you haven’t drunken your own kool aid?
      Nov 11
    • New / Eng fcyl01
      @cisco, obviously talking to you ;)
      Nov 11
  • New / Eng fcyl01
    OP I noticed that the FAANG obsessed folks ignored your question. The companies where you can consult as a .NET engineer are usually financial services, insurance, healthcare, any of the highly-regulated business-centric industries that have a lot of complex back-end workflow and orchestration. An example application you might be working on is a robo-advisory service in wealth management at one of the big financial institutions. If you haven’t worked in other parts of tech (the more diverse parts IMHO), you can’t really understand how big it is. Have you thought about applying to some of the enterprise-focused consultancies? Slalom, TCS, HCL, Magenic, Capgemini... there are a lot more.
    Nov 9 0
  • Tinder / Eng Batna
    Nobody cares if your background is in .NET. The switch to Java is pretty easy (though Java sucks compared to C#). Pick up a bit of JavaScript or Python and you'll be good.

    If you really want to stick to .NET...

    Microsoft
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    Financial firms (incl banks)
    Consulting shops
    Nov 10 0
  • Spotify / Eng bubbedty
    .NET to Java is a really easy switch and most companies should understand that
    Nov 10 0
  • Chevron kuulcoder
    Doesn’t matter what tech stack you are familiar for FAANG, as long as you can leetcode and design apps
    Nov 9 1
    • Microsoft / Eng CqnP51
      Does Netflix care?
      Nov 9
  • Symantec spy hunter
    What are typical rates for .net consulting gigs these days?
    Nov 10 0
  • Avanade / Consultant gitPullAll
    .NET is good for consulting. That’s about it.
    Nov 9 0
  • Facebook pikachu_
    I suggest move away from .net as you will gain skills more useful for future
    Nov 9 0

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