What are the future career options for somebody with 6+ years of software development experience?
I am a good communicator and my coding skills are just decent. What options do I have to grow in my corporate ladder? Day-to-day code seems to be bit boring for me to keep my pace in daily changing technologies. How about perusing techno-functional role in my organization? How do I start?
Technical Path (i.e. software engineer, long-term)
You might decide that you want to be an engineer for your entire career. For some, it could take them years to make senior and then go on to levels like “staff” or “fellow.” For others, it could be quicker. In general, it’s safe to say a software engineer “levels up” every 3–5 years, going from junior developer to developer to senior developer, and so on. Different companies, different titles too. You might have entry-level developers, you might see entry-level developers called Software Engineer I, etc.
These engineers also might find themselves taking on technical roles that increasingly require them to be leaders amongst their peers. They didn't want to have to manage people, so they minimized the potential and pursued their passion- engineering software.
I think in terms of skills, it would be best to train or educate yourself regarding development in niches that are up-and-coming. These include blockchain, artificial intelligence, VR and AR. The world is digitizing even faster than the last decade and there's a lot of scope for someone with that skillset.
In terms of the corporate ladder, you can always invest in your own startup, which could either focus on hardcore development or be a consultancy firm with these specific skills that would allow you a lot of room for corporate climbing. Within your own organization though, I think the best idea would be to develop a more complex skill set to stand out from all the other developers.
It seems like now you are done with your job and now you are looking to solve startups issues and you can start your own startup or you can post any startup group that you are looking for IT company partner as you have 6 years of experience. Anyone can join you easily. If you are stuck somewhere I can help you and guide you the best. Keep in touch.