Swarali Dhawale

I am a Computer Engineer and I enjoy coding. But I would like to move on to non technical positions as I grow. What are the opportunities shall I have?

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RE: I am a Computer Engineer and I enjoy coding. But I would like to move on to non technical positions as I grow. What are the opportunities shall I have?

Deepak Rana
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You will have to understand that programming is not required throughout your career. When you will grow in your career you will see more of administerial role and less of technical role. It becomes even more important if you are working in a corporate environment. You will learn over the period of time that your people skills will matter a lot if you want to rise high.

Statistics suggest that most of the Software Engineers are out of the field by the time they turn 40. Most times you become the team lead and you will have to manage the group under your leadership. That doesn't mean that your technical skills won't count. The understanding of all the issues from basic level to the advanced stage, will play a crucial role in your career path.

There are variety of roles that you can indulge yourself in. You can move in to consulting industry where you no longer need to work with the technical stuff. An MBA would be helpful in that case to speed up your career progression. A lot will depend on the kind of company you want to work in. The chances of getting more managerial roles are often high in big companies compared to smaller ones.

So, stay relaxed - in any case you are going to move towards non technical positions.

RE: I am a Computer Engineer and I enjoy coding. But I would like to move on to non technical positions as I grow. What are the opportunities shall I have?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Greeting's fo the day!!!

Computer Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer based hardware and software, including the components that are found inside computer equipment, as well as actual devices that contain the computers and the software that runs on those machines. They may also design network that connects computer systems, and work on integrating software programs with computer hardware.

Education Requirements:
To become Computer engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering.

Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills:
Since the computer engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listed in the job postings you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to. Typically you will requie to have the followings:

1. An understanding of the particular computer hardware architecture you will be working with
2. Experience designing, coding and testing software
3. Familiarity with software test procedures or scripts
4. Experience building your own PC System.
5. Understanding of different Operating Systems, including Windows and Limux, and how certain types of softwares will work with them.
6. Experience with Device Drivers
7. Understanding of Networking and Security
8. Understanding of the (sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object Oriented programming languages.

Computer Engineers usually use Computer-assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate the process. They also test, debug and update the programs.

Other Crucial Skills:
Since computer engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product developers and testers, they really need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team.

Fields employing Computer Engineers:
Computer Engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Development

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering without Coding:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology
2. Supporting high performance and embedded computing systems for nuclear medicines
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new motors and Sensors for robotics equipments.

Top Companies hiring Computer Engineers:
1. TCS
2. Wipro
3. Infosys
4. Tech Mahindra
5. IBM
6. Igate
7. Dell
8. Accenture
9. Microsoft
10. Mphasis

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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