Hiring Devs - The Seniority Paradox

Hiring Devs - The Seniority Paradox

In IT, there is a paradox when it comes to job titles. Somewhere along the way, the practice of linking job titles to a candidate’s (desired) experience became established in large parts of the market. This then created the now famous and omnipresent job titles like “Senior Software Engineer”, “Professional DevOps Engineer”, etc. In this blog post, I would like to explain the paradox around these designations and how I use them in the course of the talent search…

Blog Relaunch (Yes, again)

Blog Relaunch (Yes, again)

I noticed that I write not as often as I want to, so I procrastinated and first relaunched my blog instead of writing. It has a new design and some new functionality, also the posts have now images. The relaunch was, for me, some kind of personal retrospective, where I read all my old posts and found out that I’m probably a better webmaster than a writer…

Why complexity in software projects is bad (and you should not advertise it)

Why complexity in software projects is bad (and you should not advertise it)

There are (still) many people telling proudly, how complex their product is. There are job ads, explaining that you will “create highly complex software”. These false signals, which I personally saw in many positions and projects, create a potentially huge long-tail problem, not primarily for engineers, but for the product management and engineering team lead. In this blogpost, I want to point out some of those impacts of advertising complexity…

The Spring Security Oauth2 Blues - Simplicity

The Spring Security Oauth2 Blues - Simplicity

I personally like the Spring Framework and its security components, because it’s pretty full-featured and easy to use, but when it comes to Spring Security OAuth2, there’s a huge quality breakdown. In this (probably series) of blogposts, I’ll try to sum up the good, the bad, the evil and why I ended up completely dropping Spring Security OAuth2.