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Career advice needed

 
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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
Java J2EE 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




 
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Amit,
I removed the "Mr" from your display name. (The other Amit hasn't posted in years so he gets a middle initial.)
 
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Start with Technical Leader/Sr. Technical Leader/Peoject Leader/Project Manager. See how deep the water is in new company and swim according to that.
 
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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.
 
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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.

[Edit] corrected sentence.
 
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