From the FAQ
Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here:
- If your question can also be applied to other jobs then it's not really something that uniquely applies to software development.
So basically yes.
However, I can see that, as you point out, there might be cases where the solution is unique to software development - but it might not be immediately obvious and these situations might be few and far between.
The danger is, that if we (as a community) leave these questions open we risk diluting the site content until it becomes a general employment discussion site - something we don't really want.
I don't know what the answer is. Unfortunately I think we have to err on the side of caution at the moment. If you think something's been unfairly closed then please do flag it or raise it here.