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When should you call yourself a senior developer?

What makes a programmer a "senior"? Does it mean the the programmer has a specific amount of certifications or job expertise? How do IT companies decide what title to give to a programmer?

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Johannes Millan • Edited

It's a very vague concept. I call myself a senior frontend developer, because I have over 10 years of experience in my field. Experience with in field is one major aspect. Another might be that you have some sort of experience with the responsibility for other programmers, be it that you taught or guided junior developers or that you officially led a team.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Basically it means that your colleagues trust you enough to ask you for your input when they don't know something