Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Software Engineering Lead as a Career Option

Jahid Akhtar who belongs to Assam, But Settled in Bangalore from the past 9 years working as Engineering Lead for a Software Company. He pursued his Engineering Degree from Assam Engineering College, Jahid Akhtar is satisfied with his job and shares his experiences with Career Teacher over a cup of Tea  

CT: Tell Us About You?
JA: I am into software industry and presently work as an Engineering Lead.

CT: About Your Profession in Few Lines
BK: My profession has multiple challenges while working with the deliverables and we often interact to client. Good or Bad is directly imposed on us and that is the reason the process is defined in every phase.

CT:  On a scale of 1-5, how do you rate the following
1. Career Growth - 4
2. Job Nature - 4
3. Job Satisfaction - 4
4. Challenge - 4
5. Respect and Fame -3

CT: Tell us about working hours of Software Engineering Lead
JA: 8-9 hrs

CT: Advantages of Being a Software Engineering Lead?
JA: Technology.

CT: Disadvantages of being a Software Engineering Lead?
JA: Monotonous Nature of the Job

CT: Work Location and Job Availability in Different Countries?
JA : Excellent Job Opportunities in US and Europe

CT: Do you engage yourself in job related work even after working hours ?

CT: Please explain us typically,how career graph of a Software Engineering Lead will be ?
2 years - project manager
5 years - senior manager
10 years - director
20 years - senior director

CT: skills or qualities required to become a Software Engineering Lead?
JA: Analytic Skills and Software Programming.

CT:Your suggestion to aspirants,who want to be a Software Engineering Lead ?
JA: try solve puzzles, master data structure and algorithms

CT:How to become a Software Engineering Lead ?
JA: Engineering degree or MCA is almost a must

CT: Name 5 top companies who Offers jobs for Software Engineering Lead ?
JA: Google, facebook, Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft.

Career Teacher Thanks Mr. Jahid Akhtar for his valuable time and Suggestions