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Software Engineers are motivated programmers who can conceptualize, build, implement and support technically challenging software programs/products. So passion for Technology is must.
The individual is expected to be familiar with one or many software languages, architecture/framework,databases,communication softwares etc. Depending upon which level of programming one is interested into, software language choices can be made. Eg. C/C++ or VC++ OR C# OR Java are just an indicator.
So, good 'programming language' skill is another must.
Subject skills includes, love for problem solving ( primarily Mathematics ) with a decent hold over English. Depending on the work domain, other subject skills will be tested/challenged.
Looking at the placement papers of companies hiring software engineers, all are evaluating a candidates abilities summed-up as Aptitude Test. That involves Analytical(Thinking) ability, Logical reasoning, Quantitative Analysis, Verbal abilities. These are some of the essential skills needed to get into a career termed as Software Engineer/Software Development Engineer or even Software Developer.
Basic Computer skills, ability to write,review and debug long codes and interpret results, attention to details ( particularly identifying syntax errors ) with a clear understanding of data structures and memory management can lead one to become a successful Software Engineer.Hence, having an excellent procedural memory helps
Apart from these, there are many soft skills ( like 60 soft skills published by Rediff some time back) can also be kept on watch.
With maturity, one should be able to relate, understand and appreciate the User experience for which the software is designed. Ability to understand user pain areas and designing innovative software product/services which are user friendly ( like MS-Office suite/ERP Suite or even an Anti-Virus) will require 'VISION' skill which will help one in furthering his/her career as a Software Engineer.
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