In this day and age, Computer Science engineering is considered one of the most lucrative and advantageous engineering courses that can secure a student a lucrative future. It is because technology around computers is always improving. However, this can only be done if the students stay updated with the new trends and technologies that do well in this vast sea of ‘computer sciences’. This particular stream offers a sea of job opportunities. Some of the most common job openings for computer science engineering graduates are:
Software Developer: Entry-level software developers research, design, implement and manage software programs. They test, maintain and recommend software improvements to ensure strong functionality and optimization. They also suggest ideas to improve system performance and impact availability, and develop technical specifications and plans.
Senior software developers prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standard, and programming. They improve operations by conducting systems analysis and recommending changes in policies and procedures. They also document and demonstrate solutions, and support and monitor junior software engineers by providing advice, coaching, and educational opportunities.
Computer Hardware Engineer: Computer Hardware Engineers develop, design, research and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. Entry-level computer hardware engineers design new computer hardware, creating blueprints of computer equipment to be built. They test the completed models of the computer hardware they design and analyse the test results, and modify the design accordingly. They ensure that computer hardware components work together with the latest software developments.
Senior computer hardware engineers study exist modelsin order to detect flaws and inconsistencies as well as pinpoint areas of improvement. Based on their findings, they devise more advanced computer systems. They submit reports analyzing problems along with recommendations for improvement. They are also responsible for supervising and training technicians, designers and inexperienced engineers.
Database Designer: Database designers specialize in managing, creating, and analyzing data collected in databases. They develop designs and implements computer databases for the collection, protection and analysis of data; analyse data inquiry needs, ensure security of information and organise layout to best present the information needed. They also maintain data backup, storage and data integrity.
Senior Database Designers/Administrators create and improve existing reusable database objects. They analyse existing data and database procedures to determine how much data is being stored and to assess the needs and capacity of current databases. They also monitor database processes and programs to ensure data is being stored efficiently and safely.
Software Analyst: The software analyst is the bridge connecting users and developers of software. Entry-level software analysts perform complex analysis, designing and programming to meet business requirements. They define specifications for complex software programming applications; develop, maintain and manage systems, software tools and applications; implement testing procedures, programming and documentation; etc.
Senior Software Analysts understand the customer’s needs and reviews code, test procedures and test results for achieving maximum customer satisfaction on the delivered solution/ product. They analyse, investigate problems and implement correction for defect reports. They also provide inputs for cost estimates.
Website Designer: Web Designers use their creativity and software engineering/programming skills to design, build and improve websites. Entry-level web designer’s responsibilities include writing and editing content; designing webpage layout; determining technical requirements; pdating websites; creating back up files; solving code problems; etc.
Senior web designers work with the marketing product managers to customize online marketing campaigns, and organize and manage all online marketing collateral. They craft solutions for layout and styling issues across multiple browsers and mobile devices. They create, facilitate and document the testing of web development, and offer on-demand web maintenance, content management, and technical support. They also mentor and provide feedback to junior designers.
Research Jobs: Some research institutions such as BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) offer employment opportunities to recent computer engineering graduates.