Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 07.05.2020, 02:24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Zürich
Posts: 75
Groaned at 24 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts
timpeterson has become a little unpopulartimpeterson has become a little unpopular
Is being a developer a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?

Is software-development (being an actual developer coding) a dead end in Switzerland due to outsourcing?
I see most of all the large companies have 50-80% easteuropean and indian workers that are very capable and hard working. They can get top skilled workforce that are happy to work at low swiss rates.

I see developer salaries are steadily dropping and big scale outsourcing is getting more normal. Are we as swiss residence in some way forced to go into management if we want i high engineering salary?
I see people with 20y experience are capped at max 150k/y. I understand swiss companies will do this and i would probalby do the same if i had a large company. I'm not trying to complain about it, just wanna face the facts if this career is a dead end.

I like development but feel like the gap between management and development is getting bigger and bigger. Expectation for a good rate is growing and 2-3 positions gets merged to 1. Like you have to be super human is a swiss resident. If they can't find a 3in1 candidate it gets outsourced.

What you guys think, you have a similar experience and what do you think the future of software development will be? Am i right or missing something?

(Please exclude outliers like Google, Facebook and other abnormal high paying tech-product companies that appreciate developers - even these guys are moving things east)

Last edited by timpeterson; 07.05.2020 at 02:36.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank timpeterson for this useful post:
 

Tags
career advice, jobs, software, software developer, software engineering




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What’s with all the outsourcing? Susie-Q Employment 70 29.06.2019 16:15
Several Developer positions in Lausanne, Switzerland Mikers Jobs offered 0 14.03.2019 23:13
Getting hired as a newbie web developer in Switzerland? NFA Employment 1 04.12.2018 01:29
How to get a job in Switzerland for a non-EU software developer from the US? Duos Employment 4 24.03.2014 18:09
Business Intelligence Developer (IBM Cognos Developer) - salary in Zurich monte82 Employment 1 23.02.2012 14:15


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0