The job of Web Developers is to plan, build, test and maintain internet sites and applications. Some relevant part of their work is customer-oriented: either when designing new applications or when suggesting improvements in existent projects. This work-relationship can be very delicate and requires a broad view of the market, business management processes, marketing, and other necessary skills.
A developer needs to master several technologies and in different layers. Let's take a brief look at some of them:
In the business rule layer, the PHP language and ASP.NET technology are the starting points. There are, however, several technologies such as JSP, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails, CGI, among others that can be very useful as well. Of course, to master any of these languages it's required knowledge of programming logic in order to minimize time and effort and maximize results.
In the data layer, knowledge of the SQL language and some of the most commonly used databases on the web, such as MySQL and SQL Server, is indispensable.
As a Web Developer in Secure Group, you will have the opportunity to develop hard skills and soft skills and progress in our Career Journey as:
Level 1: Web Developer
Level 2: Sr. Web Developer
Level 3: Software Engineer
Level 4: Senior Software Engineer
Level 5: System Architect
Level 6: Senior System Architect
In order to achieve the best of their performance, we will introduce the list of requirements and concepts our Web Developers should focus on to succeed in our business, as well as their remuneration.
In order to progress in our Career Journey, they need to:
- Meet the criterias of the General ICs Job Level Chart & General ICs Job Step Chart
- Meet the specific criterias of the Web Development framework regarding:
- General Knowledge a list of indispensable softwares, tools, platforms and more, for Secure Group, that they need to know (it can be a little bit out of the scope of their position).
- Specific Knowledge: a list of concepts, tools, software and etc, that are indispensable for them to develop under the scope of their position.
- Secure Group Knowledge: a list of products, company profile and features that they need to know in order to succeed in Secure Group.
- Basic IT Concepts: a list of essential concepts that we consider to be basic for our Frameworks and that we expect employees to master.
Observation: if there's any requirement that is repeated in the following tables but with different grades, the higher requested proficiency will prevail in the Performance Evaluation.
To be able to reach Level 3 in our Career Journey there is some General knowledge regarding a variety of subjects that we request from our Web Developers. This means that considering the KAI grades of proficiency, they will need to score from 4 to 6 in the following items:
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Usage||Atlassian Bamboo|
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Configuration||Atlassian Bitbucket|
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Server Administration||Elasticsearch|
|Languages (Idioms)||Advanced English|
To be able to reach Level 3 in our Career Journey there is some technical knowledge we request from our Web Developers. This means that, considering the KAI grades of proficiency,they will need to score from 4 to 6 in the following items:
|Version Control via Git|
|Web Performance Experience|
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Usage||Docker Compose|
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Configuration||Apache Tomcat|
|Softwares/Tools/Platforms - Server Administration||MySQL|
Secure Group Knowledge
To be able to reach Level 3 in our Career Journey there is some specific knowledge from our company that we request from our Web Developers. This means that considering the KAI grades, they will need to score a minimum proficiency considering Secure Group Knowledge in a Documentation level in the following perspectives:
|Secure Group Knowledge||What's Expected||Impact||Product||Minimum Grade|
|User Documentation||Good, user-level knowledge regarding the product and its functionalities. From the user documentation, all employees across the company are required to be well aware of our solutions’ core features and functions such as the Password Advisor or how to send an automatic crash report.||This knowledge helps us facilitate a user-centric approach internally, which we believe is essential to develop our business and solutions. The user documentation helps team members understand user behavior and needs more thoroughly and feel the impact of their everyday efforts.||Secure OS||4|
|Sales Documentation||Employees should gain significant knowledge regarding the business side of Secure Group. They need to be aware of commonly used concepts in our day-to-day activities such as our business and distribution model, value proposition, selling prices, key selling points, and target audience.||The information in the Sales Documentation supports employees in their daily routine. It conveys the overall business vision within the company. This documentation contributes to making employees aware of how our solutions are distributed, who are our key partners and target market to know exactly the people towards whom team members’ efforts should be aimed. Alignment on company-wide priorities is also achieved through clear communication of our value proposition and key selling points, helping everyone understand the things that matter most.||Secure OS||3|
|Support Documentation||People within the company need to be aware of commonly occurring problems with our solutions. From the Support Documentation, employees should also extract general level knowledge regarding support processes, the issues that we’re currently having product-wise, and the approach to troubleshooting them.||o The Support Documentation helps employees understand short-term priorities more clearly and communicate more openly why they’re needed. It also gives them general knowledge of how to spot and report a problem, which helps us facilitate a company-wide contribution to product development. Last but by no means least, it helps team members understand customers pains and behavioral patterns to strengthen our user-centric approach.||Secure OS||3|
|Functional Documentation||Through the Functional Documentation, employees should get a thorough understanding of the solutions and their multiple features. People that work closely with the products must understand exactly how they function, how users interact with them, how to configure different settings, and what’s the expected behavior of different software solutions.||o The information in the Functional Documentation helps employees whose work is closely connected with our solutions, to gain significant in-depth knowledge into their functionalities that far exceeds users‘ understanding. Such thorough product expertise helps us remain objective, evaluate market data more adequately, and constantly increase our internal expertise.||Secure OS||4|
|Technical Documentation||Employees concerned with the Technical Documentation and more concretely - software development, must gain complete mastery over all solutions. Such people are regarded as technical experts and need to be well aware of data structures, relational databases, algorithms, programming languages, models, etc.||The Technical Documentation is used to make sure people that are technically involved in product development have the required knowledge to perform their day-to-day tasks, optimize our solutions more easily, and support other teams with their in-depth expertise.||Secure OS||4|
Basic IT Concepts
To be able to reach Level 3 in our Career Journey there are some basic IT concepts we expect the Web Developers to master. This means that considering the KAI grades of proficiency, they will need to score from 4 to 6 in the following items:
|Basic IT Concepts|
|System Administration||Linux server set up||
|Remote servers with SSH connection||
|Static file deployment||
|Basic Docker management & administration||
|Server configuration management||
|System Administration - Day to Day Ops||Day to Day Ops||
|Hardware terminology||Understanding of Advanced hardware knowledge: terminology, troubleshoot and the relation between them|
|Root cause analysis||
|Android Development||Android Studio||
|Android OS architecture||
|AndroidOS or Android App log||
|Networking concepts||Network concepts||
|Basic firewall concept||
|Basic Traffic Sniffing||
|Basic Networking Command||
|Individual Contributor Path||Management Path||1||2||3||4|
|1: Web Developer||-||2.000 lv||2.150 lv||2.300 lv||2.450 lv|
|2: Sr. Web Developer||-||3.000 lv||3.150 lv||3.300 lv||3.450 lv|
|3: Software Engineer||Manager||4.000 lv||4.150 lv||4.300 lv||4.450 lv|
|4: Sr. Software Engineer||Sr. Manager||5.000 lv||5.150 lv||5.300 lv||5.450 lv|
|5: System Architect||Head of||6.000 lv||6.150 lv||6.300 lv||6.450 lv|
|6: Sr. System Architect||Director||7.000 lv||7.150 lv||7.300 lv||7.450 lv|
|-||Sr. Director||9.000 lv||9.400 lv||9.800 lv||10.200 lv|
|-||Chief of||11.200 lv||11.600 lv||12.000 lv||12.400 lv|
|-||VP||13.400 lv||13.800 lv||14.200 lv||14.600 lv|