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Job Profiles for Computer Science Engineers

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) graduates have tremendous opportunity to work in several career enriching job profiles due to the following reasons:

  • Wide variety of technology already available and continually emerging
  • High speed and agility of technological advancement 
  • Introduction of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in a wide variety of application domains
  • Immense opportunity of using the technologies to meet the demand of application development in a wide variety of domains e.g. Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare, Agriculture, Retail, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Defense, Telecom, Energy Exploration and Production (E&P), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

The journey of digitalization with the advent of Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud Computing platforms, Robotic Process Automation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things (IoT), Hyper-connected world brought a paradigm shift in software application development and thereafter, industry moving to Industry 4.0 has opened up avenues of wide spectrum of job profiles. This article will describe the possible job profiles for a B.Tech CSE graduate and discuss the top 10 job profiles.

Job after B.tech CSE (Experience 1 to 7 Years)

Job profiles are grouped under this category in experience range of 1 to 7 years as listed below. A B.Tech CSE graduate can start his career in IT industry in any of the following roles and can attain senior levels over approximately a span of 7 years. For example, a graduate starting his career as software developer can move up to the position of Senior Software Developer and further to Lead-software development/Tech Lead role over 7 years. Top 10 job profiles which are in emerging state and the niche technology area using cutting edge technology are the following:

  • Web Developer / Software Developer
  • Mobile App. Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer / DevOps Engineer 
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer

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Job after B.tech CSE (Experience  8 to 15 Years)

Job profiles in Category II are for graduates of B.Tech CSE having 8 to 15 years of experience. After acquiring 7+ years of experience, one may move up to the roles listed below in the career progression path based on aptitude/interest and capability developed through experience gained. Top 10 job profiles for CSE graduates in this category which are most sorted after roles in the emerging technology area are listed below:

  • Technical Architect / Data Architect / Solution Architect
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Machine Learning Analyst
  • IT Consultant /Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • SCRUM Master / Agile Coach/Agile Project Manager/Digital Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Job after B.Tech CSE (Experience 15+ Years)

B.Tech CSE graduates having more than 15 years’ experience and with a track record of good performance in a consistent manner can move to these roles in later phase of the career progression ladder. Top 10 job profiles of Category III as listed below are most rewarding ones for aspirants:

  • Program Manager
  • Delivery Head
  • Pre-Sales Head
  • Strategic Business Unit Head 
  • Head – IT Operations
  • Regional Sales Head
  • Global Sales Head
  • Vice President – Technical
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)

 

Career Progression through Job Profiles

Let us take a case study of a B.Tech CSE graduate starting career today as a Machine Learning Engineer. The graduate should be able to move up to the role of Machine Learning Analyst after acquiring experience of more than 7 years and if he performs consistently well, then he will get the opportunity to move up to the job profile of Strategic Business Unit Head or Vice President-Technical (depending on organization structure) after gaining an experience of 15+ years. Thinking another scenario wherein the B.Tech CSE graduate who is a Network Security Engineer at the start of career, can move up the career ladder to the role of Cyber Security Consultant at 7+ years and then, ultimately can move to CIO role after acquiring an experience of 15+ years. A B.Tech CSE graduate who loves programming and designing can start career as software developer, may move up to the Technical Architect role after 7+ years and ultimately may get promoted to CTO role. In another scenario, a B.Tech CSE can start his career as a software developer, can thereafter, move to Solution Architect role and finally to Pre-Sales Head.

 

Written By: Dr. Susmita Ray (Professor – Computer Science & Technology Department)

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