I have around 12 yrs of experience and age around 36 yrs. Following is my experience history
I started (1996) with 1 yr of c, c++ in India (Job title : Software engineer)
Moved for my master' s in computer science (1997 - 1999) from a third tier univ to the states and worked 9 months
in c, c++ on my OPT ((Job title : Software engineer))
Since Java/J2EE was hot and evolving, but could not get any breaks in states I took a gamble to move to India and gained
JavaJ2EE work experience of 6 months (2000) ((Job title : Software engineer))
With help of a Desi agency took up an assignment in California which was contract-hire and joined client full-time this went for 2 yrs ((Job title : Software engineer))
With the 2002 meltdown found it difficult to move back into consulting in states and had to come back to India. Worked in two MNCs
((Job title : Senior Software engineer)) Nov 2002 - Nov 2004
It was 2004 and Consulting market in states looked good again so with help of another Desi agency came to east coast, made up a resolve that will stick to
agency for good. Have been with them for 6 yrs ((Job title : Programmer Analyst - Senior Programmer Analyst))
Now I'am at a crossroad where there is a high probablity that I might have to leave states due to H1B 7th year extension issues
such as employer-employee relationship and so on.
So what are my options for career prospects in India ?
What kind of roles and companies I can concentrate on ?.
As part of my career I have primarily handled following responsibilities:
Coding, designing, junior architect, on-site coordination
Depends on what you are interested and where you want to go.
If you are technically strong you can start as Architect/Sr Architect.
If you did more kind of coordination then you can look for positions like PM/Sr PM.
If you have tons of domain knowledge, you can try positions like Senior Business Analyst.
Good luck for you new position(s) and keep us updated what you have opted.
posted 10 years ago
Kj Reddy wrote:
If you are technically strong you can start as ....../Sr Architect.
I doubt if his skills will match with Sr. Architect role. I always believe number of years of experience is not the only criteria with which you can match profile and roles.