Industry Speak


RAHUL AGARWAL
Co-Founder & CEO
Aadyam Solutions

A versatile technology professional, strategist and entrepreneur with 16 years of experience


Industry in Focus

IT/ ITES


Domain

Software Engineering


Career Path


A fresher usually starts as a Graduate Engineer/Management Trainee. After a year or at maximum two years, the person graduates to the position of a Software Engineer.

Typical career path is:

Graduate Engineer / Management Trainee-> Senior Software Engineer-> Lead Software Engineer or, Senior Software Analyst-> Associate Project Manager-> Project Manager-> Program Manager-> Delivery Manager-> AVP-> VP-> COO-> CEO/MD


Job Description


For a software developer, actual job could either be coding functions for a module or, to resolve issues related to a particular program or, application. One needs to learn the technology as well as processes followed in an organization. More often than not, the timelines given are stringent and one is supposed to deliver within quality parameters.

As a person moves up the ladder, one can be entrusted with a complete module. One may also be involved in software architecture and design discussions, depending on one's grip on technology and feedback on past assignments.

On becoming a Project manager, a person is required to do multi-tasking, donning various hats at various points in time. A PM's life is probably the toughest given that one has to face the brunt of the customer, one's boss as well as that of the team members.

At more senior positions, Pre-Sales, Strategy and Business Development activities are added to a person's portfolio and one is expected to participate actively in the organization's growth.


Essential Qualifications


Engineering / MCA


Good To Have Qualifications


A management degree from a good institute acts as a catalyst to career growth.


Good Institutes To Study At


IITs/ NITs/ IIMs/ XLRI/ IFT/ FMS/ SRCC/ Jamnalal Bajaj/ Narsee Monjee/ Sydenham


Other Qualifications


Effective communication skills are vital for career growth. Client and team management skills come next.


Average Salary Range


Average Annual Salary in rupees - lakhs per annum

Trainee
Developer/ Sr. Developer
Associate Project Manager/ Project Manager
Program Manager/ Delivery Manager
AVP/ VP
COO/ CEO/ MD
2 to 5
6 to 8
9 to 16
17 to 25
25 to 40
40 & above



Additional Comments


Never compromise on ethics and integrity. Always take initiatives, keep yourself updated and utilize your potential to the fullest to reach the top.



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