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Your entry as a software engineer - on the trail of the future

Software engineer jobs are never boring. Why? Because the project environment is constantly changing, there are always new challenges. Find out more about the software engineer job description, his tasks, his career opportunities and the requirements for this exciting job at Capgemini.

What does a software engineer do?

The software engineer is involved in the entire software development process. It starts with the analysis and conception, continues with the design of the IT architectures and programming, as well as integration and right through to testing the software. This can also include the selection and adaptation of frameworks, standard components and methods. This plethora of different tasks is what makes the job so diverse.

The solutions that the software engineer develops in the team are customer-specific and therefore always new. They can also concern the areas of business intelligence, big data or data management. Internet of Things or Mobile Solutions are also areas in which software engineers work - with us you help shape the latest IT trend topics.

With increasing experience, the software engineer helps to design the entire application and system landscapes of the customers and controls projects successfully. For Capgemini, his role in the projects is therefore very important. In our Project examples for software engineers learn more about interesting tasks that software engineers at Capgemini have solved.

The software engineer and his everyday life

As a software engineer, you will often work with us in international teams. You have intensive contact with your Capgemini colleagues, for example in India or Poland. In a varied project environment, you will get to know many different industries such as automotive, healthcare, banking, telecommunication or retail, and in this way you can acquire a wide range of specialist knowledge. You are in customer contact right from the start and increasingly a link between the customer and the implementation team. Often you also work directly at the customer's site. You can read more about what everyday work at Capgemini can look like in our personal field reports.

What you should bring with you as a software engineer

For software engineer jobs, technical curiosity, willingness to learn and a good understanding of complex relationships and processes are important prerequisites. You should think in a solution-oriented manner and be able to work independently. The software engineer works in a team and closely with the customer. So he's an open and communicative guy. He implements a wide variety of professional and technical requirements within a given time and budget. To do this, he must be able to get used to it quickly. When you start as a software engineer, you will also always work with the latest technologies. That is why ongoing training is a natural part of your job.

How to become a software engineer

The typical software engineer is a MINT graduate in a Bachelor's or Master's degree with a focus on applied computer science. At Capgemini you can also start your professional career as an intern or working student. The creation of graduate theses is also possible. We'll stay by your side during your start and help you with any questions. In the first 18 months we support you with our entry-level program FastTrack. In addition, the work in projects, training courses and support from a personal mentor form the perfect basis for your career entry as a software engineer at Capgemini and your further personal development.

Your career opportunities as a software engineer

Guided by a career model, a software engineer can develop in three directions over time, depending on his strengths and inclinations: He can become a professional architect, technical architect or project manager. Which way you choose depends entirely on whether you want to focus on the technical, professional or management area. You don't have to make a decision forever: in the course of your professional path, you can switch between careers at any time. In addition, a wide-ranging internal training system with classroom training, webinars and the like is available to you. Since you also regularly take part in external training courses, we provide you with the best tools for your personal dream career.

Our current job advertisements for software engineers

Junior software engineer (f / m)
Senior software engineer (f / m)

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