With technological advancements, the software industry is continuously evolving and hence, changing. The present-day technologies are very likely to become obsolete anytime soon. This is why; engineers and professionals around the globe are realizing the idea of keeping themselves updated to meet the demands of the industry. To keep up with the changes in the industry, these professionals not only need to hone their skills from time to time but also must know the abundant opportunities in the industry.
While it is always good to keep up with technological advancements, it is even more important to know the different fields and positions in the software development industry due to many obvious reasons. Being a professional, working as a software developer, you may like to switch over to a new position. Some of the best professionals do know the subtle difference between all the different positions and what is the basic quality and aptitude to excel in every position.
This is why; Germany based software industry professionals such as Radoslav advise the candidates to know whether or not they have the right aptitude and interest for the profile they are applying for before getting into one. These professionals also advocate the idea of understanding the commonalities among different job profiles in the software industry and are also offering various services such as mobile app development, website designing, etc.
If you realized that your heart is in something else or if you have still not started your professional career, the knowledge of all the career positions in the software industry makes sure that you choose what is the best for you as you are not restricted to choose from traditional and usual job positions which are commonly known to everyone.
Below are some job positions in the software industry that may turn out a lucrative career option for you provided you have an aptitude for the one:
1) Mobile Engineers: Due to the increasing popularity of apps, there is also an increase in the number of people accessing the internet and using the apps of various companies for activities such as online food ordering, booking rides, etc through their mobile devices. As a result, the competition among online service providing companies is like never before. These companies want their apps to be easy to understand and hence, easy to use for their potential customers.
The industry professionals in present times are hiring mobile engineers who can develop apps for their potential users that are also well-designed. “As the design of the app is one important factor that decides whether or not the users will be interested in it, mobile engineers do work closely with designers,” says Jandric. Mobile developers must be specialized across different operating systems or platforms such as Android and IOS to get high paying jobs.
2) Game Developers: With the advancements in the game development technology and the growing popularity of games such as Garena Free Fire, PUBG, Fortnite, Candy Crush, Roblox, Pokemon Go, Minecraft, game development has emerged as one of the most popular career opportunities among youths. These developers are expected to be specialized in various gaming frameworks such as Unity, SpritKit, CryEngine, etc.
These gaming frameworks are useful for creating games on different platforms. If you love playing video games and know a thing or two about drawing and 3D graphics programming and most importantly, love to use graphics and animation, then there is no reason why you should not pursue your career as a potential game developer.
3) Test Engineers: All software is meant to perform a specific purpose or to meet the expectations of an end-user. There could be many stages between software developments and before it reaches or gets launched for end users. To ensure the various quality parameters of the software before its ready for end-users, test engineers come into the picture. These are the ones who find bugs, build tools for testing and write automated tests to ensure the quality of the software.
Conclusion: The software industry is continuously evolving and hence, changing. There are many career opportunities for anyone having the required aptitude. Before getting into a software development industry, you must know the different positions that you can choose depending upon your interest and aptitude for a particular position. Some of the most lucrative career opportunities in the software industry in 2020 include mobile engineers or app developers, game developers and test engineers.
The main role of an app developer is to develop a user-friendly app for the users. The industry professionals in present times are hiring mobile engineers who can develop apps for their potential users. “As the design of the app is one important factor that decides whether or not the users will be interested in it, mobile engineers do work closely with designers,” says Radoslav Jandric. As far as game developers are concerned, they are more into creating games for various platforms. These professionals are expected to be specialized in gaming frameworks such as Unity, SpritKit, CryEngine, etc.
The role of test engineers is equally important as they are the ones who make sure that the software must meet the expectations of an end-user. These are the ones who find a bug, build tools for testing and write automated tests to ensure the quality of the software.