Do I really need X years of experience? How to read a software engineering job description

You’re browsing your favorite job board and find a Software Engineer position open at your dream company, but the requirements list 5 years of Ruby experience, but you’re a Python programmer. “Oh no!” you think. “I don’t qualify!” But the reality is you probably do.

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What exactly is a job listing, and…

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James S. Fisher

James S. Fisher

Software engineer, manager, and executive in San Francisco, CA. Over 12 years in Silicon Valley tech.