Software Engineering: Roles, Responsibilities and Industry

Learn about areas of software engineering pivotal for career plan. Understand the basics and apply in daily engnineering
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (60 ratings)
14,901 students
1hr of on-demand video
English, Spanish

A quick overview of software engineering and role responsibilities.
Difference between software companies as potential employers.
Checklist to tackle unsuccessful interview processes.
Basic information to start analyzing career trajectory optimally from personal perspective.
Help new graduates understand software industry as a business beyond coding.


  • No programming experience is needed.
  • You are exploring jobs in the software industry


The course is an introduction to the complexity waiting for a beginner in the software industry. No certifications or silver bullets exist to a long and fulfilling software career. Instead, the course provides a brief overview of the industry and processes from an experienced engineer's perspective.

The main goal of the course is to make the aspirants aware of the big picture before they get caught up in confusing job descriptions. A prosperous career cannot be purchased or fast-tracked. It needs daily nurturing via habits and coherent knowledge.

Moving between different-sized organizations often leads to taking up multiple roles. Frequent job switching can lead to career path fragmentation. To avoid getting overwhelmed by the situation, one may choose to be aware of the bigger picture upfront. The fundamentals change at a much slower pace compared to trends. Build expertise around fundamentals for a great career.

Course Updates

[Aug. 2022]: Revamped lectures. Added Spanish subtitles.

Course Overview

  • Components of software engineering

    • Algorithms, Data Structures, DevOps, SRE, SCM, etc.

  • Types of software companies

  • Types of roles in software companies

  • Frameworks to gauge competition and career trajectory.

  • Lessons from personal experiences about recessions and interviewing from a career perspective.


  • Software engineering beyond coding

  • Business goals of possible employer companies

  • Kind of roles available in the industry for beginners/fresh graduates.

Who this course is for:

  • Fresh Graduates
  • Students planning to apply for software jobs
  • Begineer software or information technology engineers
  • Beginner developers of Python, Java,C++,Rust, Scala,C, Terraform, JavaScript, ReactJS, Devops, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Beginners looking for career advice about software or information technology jobs in developing countries
  • You have just started your career in software and want to understand engineering as an organization


Practical Software Engineering | System Design | Performance
RougeNeuron Academy
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 240 Reviews
  • 45,885 Students
  • 9 Courses

I am a programmer with an MS in Electrical Engineering and 15+ years of experience in the software industry. I have designed and implemented software solutions for Digital Cinema Distribution, Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, Map Making, Insurance, Email Servers, and Data acquisition system for a problem in the Astrophysics domain (master's thesis).

The course(s) are designed to help you in answering the following questions that dictate your priorities in life,

WHY are you pursuing your current profession?

How long do you WANT to pursue the current profession/job?

How long do you HAVE to pursue the current profession/job?

How long will your current profession/job RESPECT your contribution in exchange for rewards?

Remaining relevant for decades in any industry is not just hard but in many cases impossible. Accepting this fact can help you plan a peaceful retired life.

There are many more variables in the equation of your peace of mind, start identifying them in these few minutes of assignments.

Don't fall into the trap of ignoring knowledge because it's available for free or at discount. If you have recently enrolled, try to finish it over the upcoming weekend as a challenge.

I find peace in exploring the connection between the "How" and "Why" of any technical problem. Over the years I have realized that research is a lifestyle and engineering is an attitude.

The intent of all courses will be practical implementation and a long-term career perspective.

Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome.

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