The primary aim of the report is to highlight my targeted career area to my instructor. The report seeks to discuss the nature of my work, the working conditions, future job outlook and other special considerations which are required to be taken care of (Sharf, 2016). The given details on the targeted work career will be gathered from interviews with respective individual. Moreover, the latter half of the report will present a SWOT analysis on myself based on the respective career. Lastly, I will present any personal insights which have impacted my particular decision at large. Certain recommendations shall also be provided for the same.
The targeted career which I have chosen is the Senior Embedded Manager. Currently I am working in the automotive sector and hence, in order to prosper in my career and earn a good name for myself, in the future I aim to become to a Senior Embedded Software Engineer/ Manager.
Nature of the work
The nature of the work which a senior embedded software engineer will undertake is execution of the complete embedded software development lifecycle (Chelladurai & Kerwin, 2017). The senior embedded software engineer is largely responsible for maintenance of the software and embedded systems. It also involves post production support whenever important, engages in the development, coding as well as the testing of the software.
Along with this the main duty of the senior software embedded manager is to analyze as well as monitor the efficiency of the system. Additionally, they also engage in the hardware design along with development of the operations.
The working conditions of the embedded engineer are fairly adequate. They are given a good position and various amenities like a system, adequate office space and other related facilities along with it (Reiche, Harzing & Tenzer, 2018). However, the working hours often get too long which my then cause inconvenience.
The qualifications required to become an embedded software manager are as follows:
- The manager is required to have around 5 years of experience.
- The candidates are required to have adequate experience in C or C++ programming
- They have to have knowledge of IP Protocols and hardware subsystems
- They are required to have adequate problem solving and critical thinking skills (Marchington et al., 2016).
Future job outlook for the occupation
In the future, it is believed that the programming and related industry will advance considerably and with respect to this the industry is believed to grow considerably and for this reason, the job is considered to be good. Moreover, it is believed that the pay for the employees will also increase considerably and thus, the future prospects for the job look good.
Information about the career/position gained through interviews
As per the interview which I conducted with a few seniors of mine who are in the same field as me, I could gather that that the job of an embedded software engineer can be considered to be very prestigious in nature and that it involves direct engagement with the senior management of the organization who want adequate software which can thereby assist them in ensuring a long term success. Another employee involved in the same field however, something different to say, he mentioned that although the job was very prestigious and involved various benefits, the working hours were too long and very often the different clients do not really appreciate the work done by the employees and thereby the job may feel tiring at a certain point of time (Bratton & Gold, 2017). However, if one knows the job and codes well, they will successfully able to ensure a successful tenure at the workplace.
SWOT analysis for your potential to be considered for Senior Embedded Software Engineer.
The following section will present a SWOT Analysis in relation to my capabilities and competencies with respect to the job of a Senior Embedded Software Engineer.
Excel in various programming and other related languages
Ability to work for longer hours
Ability to work well in stressful situations
In ability to work well in a team
Not a good communicator
Inability to get along with different employees.
Cannot work on weekends (Collings, Wood, & Szamosi, 2018).
Various industry conferences are held adequately and thus, I can make use of the training to develop my skills.
If I gain an experience of one more year then I will be able to apply for the job of an embedded software which is open in the city (Vande Griek, Clauson & Eby, 2018).
I can learn other software and computer languages as well so that my competencies increase.
There are various colleagues of mine, who are more skilled in the given field and there are high chances whereby they can undertake the opportunity.
At present, various companies have been changing the experience criteria of the job position which then has an impact on my chances of gaining and employment in this scenario.
Many companies would also like to employ a manager with the qualities of a leader in the chosen positon which then would act as a barrier for me.
Additional personal insights regarding information that would affect my employability
From the given analysis, it can be stated that as per my analysis on my capability as a software engineer, it can be stated that I believe that I have all the adequate qualifications which would thereby assist me to work well in the given field (Hirschi & Dauwalder, 2015). One of my neighbors also worked as a senior embedded software engineer and after my interaction with him, I have arrived at the conclusion that I will be fit for this job as it requires hard work, good grades and a work experience which I have already gained in my automotive workplace. Through this, I have been able to improve my technical skills which have further strengthened my personality.
Therefore, it can be rightfully agreed upon that I am on the right track with respect to the progress which I am required to make in the field of a software engineer. As I am already working in the automotive industry, I will be able to apply the various skills which I have learnt in this area of work and thereby apply it in my job as a senior software embedded engineer. As I am already proficient in various programming languages, with a little hard work and experience, I am confident on achieving my future job.
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