Generalized Software Engineering Ranks and Progression Tracks

Generalized Software Engineering Ranks and Progression Tracks

I get A LOT of messages from recruiters for roles that are too junior. Understanding the career progression in software engineering can help you make more informed decisions about which job opportunities align with candidates’ goals and aspirations. I threw together this [hopefully] helpful reference diagram of ranks and promotion tracks in the industry. It may be extremely generalized–and convention is completely ignored in the banking industry, where you’ll find roles like “Senior Software Engineer, VP”–but it serves as a a fairly standard and useful starting point for anyone navigating the world of software engineering career paths.

Generalized Software Engineering Ranks and Progression Tracks

Here’s a PDF version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16k9hz_sY7ZJ1DKE3LPEWzSuw60Y2v4BQ/view?usp=drive_link.


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