Junior Developer

Junior developers are often the first step in any developers career.

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Becoming a junior developer is often the easiest way for someone to kick-start their developer career as it is considered the "entry" level position with a software team. Junior developers are often partnered with more senior members of the team to help new developers grow their skills.

Depending on the organization, you could be working either on the front end (look and feel) or the back end (database level) of a software project. The great thing about this role that is you can often learn what part of the development process you prefer as you will be exposed to many different problems and situations.

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Average Day for a remote Junior Developer

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

9 a.m. Fire up the computer

Start up your computer at your house or co-working space and figure out what you need to work on for the day

10 a.m. Standup

Every day you do a virtual standup with your team to let your teammates know what you are working on and so you can learn what they are up to.

10:30 a.m. Hunt down Bugs

Start hunting down bugs in the code that you were assigned in Jira/GitHub

noon Lunch


12:30 p.m. Front End Fixes

Some users reported that some of the UI wasn't lining up correctly. You look into it and fix the design so it looks better.

2:30 p.m. Meet with your senior developer

Your senior developer checks in to see how things are going and if you have any questions. You two chat on Skype and they help you with a problem you are stuck with and give you some ideas on how to fix it.

5 p.m. Head out

Jot down what you need to do for tomorrow and stop working for the day

by @austingrandt