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Careers assignment - Darshan Mehta (ICS)

Software Engineer in Aerospace and Defence
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Darshan Mehta

on 21 September 2012

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Software Engineer Aerospace & Defence "Software Engineers would write and test their software, which is used in guidance and navigation systems" (WetFeet) Software Engineers at Work... for... And more! Post Secondary Requirements 1st step Finished 2nd step Last step Start (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr SPARK Should have a Interest in Programming before making a career choice! For this Career a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (BCS) and Bachelor in Software Engineering (BASc) is needed Math and Science (specializing in Physics and Chemistry) should be really strong! As well as working with Computers In post secondary you have to take at least 4 years in software engineering And Co-op experience for 2 years There are many post-secondary institutions that offer education/training in this field all over Ontario International Opportunities Jobs Different
perspectives U.S. EUROPE There are far more better opportunities in the
U.S. under the Aerospace & Defense industry in the last 5 years.

The IT market has had an outstanding financial performance nation wide.

It is a fact that Aerospace/Defense is expected to be one of the top paying industry for IT workers in the U.S. In Europe the Aerospace industry is huge as they are advancing day by day in better technology Europe is a crowd of nations that has many opportunities across the continent for software engineering in the Aerospace industry than Canada Working Conditions Skills Needed Career Growth Average Pay Scale three two one Work hours are usually from 9 - 5pm
Companies expect you to work over time as well
In a week you work a minimum of 40 hours excluding OVERTIME!
And be up to date in latest news/software/programming etc. Working in a Aerospace industry for software engineer they expect you to dress professional You should wear a plain shirt and dress pants everyday to work Most companies give vacation for 4 weeks every year
As well as giving national holidays to employees Background
Knowledge Everyday Skills Should have knowledge of programming languages Being familiar with Linux, Unix and Windows operating systems (Pickett) Software Engineers always need to have critical thinking abilities When working in a group you must have strong communication and teamwork skills to pursue a successful career! On a daily basis everything must be organized and up to date Years of experience IT Security Background Computer Service Other Having SQL knowledge Database design Management GIAC CISSP CISM Disaster Recovery Auditing Support/maintain devices network security skills 6+ years 2-4 years down the road ... ... Entry Level Fresh graduates would get payed from an average of 50 to 60k The average pay check would be about 70 - 85k Most employees by then would capture a senior level job and get payed in the 100s Benefits You get a great working environment, as well as salary.
Its a job that gives a lot of progressive opportunities and management possibilities.
You earn bonuses; medical, vision and life insurances
Work yearly for 40 hours per week They expect every one to meet tight deadlines and to handle heavy loads of work It is a fast paced Environment "In this industry you get compensations up to 3%, Bonuses increasing by 19% and salaries going up by 2.2%" Software engineering unemployment is only 4.6% It has a 30% job growth over the next 10 years "There are over 1.2 million people that work in this industry" Software engineering is one of the fastest growing fields in IT (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr S.E jobs are highly secure because they are in high demand By: Darshan Mehta Bibliography Pickett, Patricia. "Tech Jobs in the Aerospace and Defense Industry ." . About.com - Tech Career, n.d. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/techworkerfields/a/Aerospace_Defense.htm>.

1. "Average Salary Ranges for Aerospace and Defense jobs ." . Salary.com, n.d. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://www1.salary.com/Aerospace-and-Defense-Salaries.html>.

PLATT, JOHN. "Career Focus: Software Engineering ." . Todays Engineers, n.d. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://www.todaysengineer.org/2011/Mar/career-focus.asp>.

WetFeet "Aerospace and Defense ." WetFeet. Careers & Industries, n.d. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://www.wetfeet.com/careers-industries/industries/aerospace-and-defense

E-Info. "Software Engineering." E-Info. UOIT, n.d. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://www.electronicinfo.ca/en/page.php?id=35&t=aos&advanced=0&search=software engineer&sm=keyword&f1=&f1_type=university&f2=&f2_type=grade_range&f3=&f3_type=coop_option&f4=&f4_type=location&f5=en&f5_type=language>.

Runch , Man. "Software Engineer." Teach Me C. N.p., 12/05/2010. Web. 17 Sep 2012. <http://www.teach-me-c.com/blog/yahoo-says-become-software-engineer>. ( Pickett) (1) (1) (1) ( Pickett) ( PLATT ) ( PLATT) ( PLATT) (Pickett) (Runch) What should you take in High School? Recommended Courses: Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
Physics and Chemistry (all senior years!)
(SPH4U and SCH4U)
English (ENG4U)
Computer Science (ICS3U and ICS4U) Maintain an average
of at least 85+ !
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