I have emails which I receive from job sites like indeed and others, mainly because I'm too lazy to unsubscribe.

However, the amount of ads for a "senior" developer is astounding. Then seeing salary range they are offering stuns me everytime.

At least 80% of the ads don't compensate in salary for who they are wanting to hire.

The salary range for these "senior" devs is a salary range for a junior dev or maybe sometimes even an intermediate dev, but def not a senior dev.

If you cannot afford to hire a senior dev, don't advertise for one.

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    IBM GS offshore seniors routinely have a take-home of $4/hr.

    It is impossible to compete with people who have no qualms behaving unethically and are empowered to ignore the rules of society. That includes the people that enable that sort of exploitation.
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    Its ridiculous, even driving for uber or working as a plumber or electrician pays better than software development. This pisses me off every damn time i think about this so thanks for reminding me dude
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    You probably saw an advertisement for hiring in India 😂.
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    First, you need to have a need for a Senior dev.
    I would say the FIRST developer you hire should be a senior to properly initialize dev process, configure environment, devops, pielines etc.
    After that you’ll need 3-4 Juniors, managed by Senior dev, and then when you have budget hire a second senior.
    From first 3-4 juniors, fire 2 less performing.
    Now you have a good starting point for any TI project.
    Throw in the mix one QA engineer (depending on your budhet).

    And if budget allows : someone to manage front end (design and dev). Ideally 2 different persons, but hey, start with a good front end dev
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    I have no issue with hiring seniors, but when they advertise for a senior and offer 20/hr sort of wonder what type of senior they are trying to hire.
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