Sunday, 25 December 2016

Career in Information Technology field in India

While growing in IT, most of the team members prefer to follow a technical career path for at least few years and then they take a call on whether they would like to continue on Technical path or Management path and take the further path accordingly. Here are some IT career paths you can choose in India. With some differences in Titles / Roles, it should be possible to pursue similar paths in other countries also.

Developer -> Module Lead / Tech Lead -> Project Lead -> Architect -> Technical Manager

Developer -> Module Lead / Tech Lead -> Project Lead -> Assistant / Associate PM -> Project Manager (PM)

Tester -> Test Lead / QA Lead -> Test Manager (For Software Testing)

System Admin -> Team Lead -> IT Manager (For IT Hardware / Infrastructure)

List of common Titles / Designations used in India:
  1. Application Architect / Software Architect
  2. AS/400 Developer
  3. AutoCAD Drafter / Draftsman
  4. AutoCAD Designer
  5. Big Data and Hadoop Developer
  6. Business Analyst
  7. C # Developer
  8. C++ Developer
  9. Data Scientist
  10. Database Administrator – ORACLE
  11. Database Administrator – SQL
  12. Database Architect
  13. Delivery Manager
  14. Delivery Head
  15. Dot Net Developer
  16. Graphic Designer
  17. IT Helpdesk Technician
  18. IT Manager (Infrastructure)
  19. IT Security Manager
  20. Java Developer
  21. JavaScript Developer
  22. Mainframe Developer
  23. Mobile Application Developer – Android
  24. Mobile Application Developer – iOS
  25. Network Administrator
  26. Network Architect
  27. PHP Developer
  28. Product Manager
  29. Program Manager
  30. Project Lead
  31. Project Manager
  32. Python Developer
  33. QA Lead / Test Lead
  34. QA Manager
  35. Ruby On Rails Developer
  36. Scrum Master
  37. Software Engineer / Software Developer
  38. Software Support Engineer
  39. Software Tester / Tester
  40. Subject Matter Expert
  41. System Administrator
  42. System Analyst
  43. Systems Programmer
  44. Team Lead
  45. Tech Lead / Module Lead
  46. Technical Writer
  47. Video Game Designer
  48. Web Designer
  49. Web Developer
  50. WordPress Developer
There could be more designations which are specific to a Company and not necessarily all IT companies will have the same designations to climb a career ladder. People will choose different paths and specialisations at different stages of their career. This is categorised under Tech Blog section of this Blog.


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