Not Hiring Junior Developers Isn’t a Mistake, It’s the Tragedy of the Commons.

Most teams won’t actually benefit within the first year of hiring junior devs. Here’s why junior devs can’t find jobs.

Dr. Derek Austin 🥳
Career Programming
Published in
2 min readApr 5, 2024

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Ever wondered where all the junior software engineers are in the industry? (Photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash)

In the first 6 months, 2 junior devs won’t replace 1 senior developer but will typically cost the same or more.

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Dr. Derek Austin 🥳
Career Programming

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