Software Engineering Career Bootcamp: From intern to CXO

Software Engineering Career Bootcamp: From intern to CXO

Software Engineering Career Bootcamp: From intern to CXO

Practical career awareness from long term perspective. Detailed guidance for fresh graduates and first time job seekers.

Language: english

Note: 4.5/5 (41 notes) 19,026 students

Instructor(s): RougeNeuron Academy

Last update: 2022-09-23

What you’ll learn

  • Differentiate between ambitious and impractical career opportunity selection.
  • Identify the shortcomings in existing skillset and fix them systematically without burnout.
  • Understanding impact of career decisions in longer term. Thinking beyond frameworks, languages.
  • Explaining individual appraisal goals from the perspective of seniors stakeholders involved in the software engineering processes.

 

Requirements

  • No programming experience needed.
  • Planning to or already pursuing a career in software or IT industry in any role. (Dev,QA,Support,DevOps,Sys. Admin etc.)

 

Description

A career in software engineering is not the same as being good at coding. The field of software engineering has been evolving for decades. As the technology frontier gathers momentum, professionals must continuously re-calibrate to fit in or become obsolete even before they realize it. This trend is inevitable. But, Is it avoidable?

Yes. Reinventing a career overnight is impossible but staying within a competing distance is possible. The answer is the same old boring strategy, planning. One has to define a flexible framework to tackle changing times. On the other hand, the efforts to get a great professional life might cost personal space. Is this trade-off mandatory? 

No. Understanding the skill set, market fit, and opportunity cost can help develop a practical career plan that doesn’t overwhelm the personal life. A good career plan is a key to peace of mind in the chaotic universe of software. One doesn’t have to plan every day of their career. One cannot keep boosting skills with certifications. However, having periodic checkpoints and a set of goals to look forward to is a great start.

Loans, pandemics, recessions, and many other factors will impede progress. A simple Plan B will ensure you have enough to start again. Not all plans need to work; just the fallback shouldn’t fail.

Software engineering is more about being human than about machines!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the software as a business hierarchy.

  • Building a more holistic perspective around career.

  • Learn to gauge competition and unpredictable factors at play.

  • Starting kit to build a framework for future career planning

  • Specific and relevant Do’s and Don’t apply to all software engineering professionals irrespective of role, technologies, and geographies.


What this course doesn’t address:

  • Interview strategies to crack any individual interviews.

  • Short-term advice to get higher salaries.

  • Any unsolicited advice to advance a career.

  • Any biased opinion about a particular technology, framework, language, or company.

 

Who this course is for

  • Software Engineers with 0-6 years of experience. More experience learners can use it as a tool to connect with their junior teammates.
  • Anyone interested in starting a career in software or IT industry.
  • Anyone looking to change jobs, moving to different tracks (engg. to management roles), or actively hiring.
  • Sophomore, Post graduates, or anyone graduating in next couple of years.
  • C++, Java, Python, Go, Rust, Kubernetes, Javascript, Terraform, Shell Script and all other programmers

 

Course content

  • Purpose of the course
    • Why a course about software career planning?
    • Summary of what you will learn in the course?
    • Reorganized Hierarchy and competition
    • Knowing your goals.
  • Software engineering ecosystem overview
    • Section Introduction
    • Development Responsibilities
    • Documentation Responsibilities
    • Deployment Responsibilites
    • Mid section check
    • Production Responsibilities
    • Roles in software companies (not to be confused with designations)
    • Types of software companies based on function
    • Quiz
    • Startups a special note about misconceptions
    • Exposure to uncertanity based on career phase
    • General structure of software organization
  • Challenges and external factors affecting careers
    • Challenge in selection and completing post graduation
    • The myths and factors around the idea of “dream job”
    • The notion of “outsider protocol” and factors to measure it
    • [MUST WATCH] A detailed example of career progess influenced by external factors
    • Creating value to complement work experience
  • Career phase 1 – 20-25 years age group or 0-5 years work experience
    • Section Introduction
    • Career transition – The Job route
    • Career transition – Post Graduation route
    • Daily Engineering responsibilites overview
    • Development responsibilites
    • Documentation Responsibilities
    • Deployment Responsibilites
    • Production Responsibilites
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 1
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 2
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 3
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 4
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 5
    • Are you on track?
    • Things to definitely avoid – Part 1
    • Things to definitely avoid – Part 2
    • Gauging competition
    • Reasons for opting for a change
    • Book Recommendations
    • Quiz
  • Career phase 2 – 26-30 years age group or 5-10 years work experience
    • Section Introduction
    • Possible career transitions
    • Daily software engineering responsibilites overview
    • Development responsibilites
    • Documentation Responsibilities
    • Deployment Responsibilities
    • Production Responsibilites
    • Mentoring Responsibilites
    • People manangement responsibilites
    • Mid section check
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 1
    • Immediate action items for upskilling – Part 2
    • Things to definitely avoid
    • Gauging competition
    • Reasons for opting for a change
    • Book recommendations
    • Quiz
  • Career phase 3 – 30-35 years age group or 10-15 years work experience
    • Section Introduction
    • Possible career transitions
    • Daily software engineering responsibilites overview
    • Development Responsibilities
    • Documentation responsibilites
    • Deployment Responsibilites
    • Production Responsibilites
    • Mentoring responsibilites
    • People management responsibilities
    • Immediate action items for upskilling
    • Actions to definitely avoid
    • Gauging competition
    • Reasons for opting a change
    • Book recommendations
    • Setting up a startup
  • Career phase 4 – 36+ years age group or 15+ years work experience
    • Section Introduction
    • Possible transitions
    • Mentoring and people management responsibilities
    • Unseen priorities to address – Action items
    • Actions to definitely avoid
    • Reason to opt for a change
    • Book recommendations
    • Hiring
  • Conclusion
    • Dealing with unsuccessful interviews – Part – 1
    • Dealing with unsuccessful interviews – Part – 2
    • Closing remarks

 

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