Age-wise Career Milestone of a Programmer

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No doubt anyone can be a programmer at any time. Many people start this programming journey at a young age or in old age.

However, in the professional field, it has some level programmers. And programmers need to run at this stage with a role at the right age. Otherwise, they will realize one day that they are not improving.

First, it’s good to say that these opinions are personal to me, and a lot of people think the same of me. And programmers must face this cycle in their programming profession. They have no way to avoid this cycle in the profession. Every programmer should aim for age-based milestones to achieve the goal.

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the following steps with the right age:

1.Intern / Junior level (Entry-level 22–25).

2.Senior Developer (Mid-level 26–30).

3.Lead / Team Lead(Senior level 30–above).

Why Do Programmers Need to Maintain This Cycle?

I have said before that programmers can’t avoid these steps in professions. Every programmer must pass these steps efficiently. If they cannot pass these steps at a certain time and age, it means they cannot acquire proper skills. Maybe they are learning and improving, but their learning process is slow. If they pass this level with the required time and age, they are improving. With age, if the designation is not upgraded, after a few years you will find yourself as a failed programmer.
Every programmer should know which age is suitable for which designation. This helps in achieving the goal easily.

Suppose someone starts with the entry-level and after 10 years he is in the same position, it means he or she is not learning enough. They are just fulfilling their responsibilities or doing work related to their salary and nothing else.

So, the designation should be upgraded with age is Necessary.

1.Intern / Junior level

This is the beginner’s level of the programmer. At this stage, apprentices do things that they learned before they graduated or came into the professional field. They are starting with very small skills and this time is very challenging for them. Because at this time they have to play a very curious role. 

But in professional time, they work on a big project and they have to work very efficiently. During this time many newcomers tend to lose their inspiration and also lose career.

Many of the survivors cannot improve enough. For this reason, they hold the same position for a long time. Most programmers pass their entry or junior level at the age of 22–25. During this time they have acquired sufficient knowledge as junior developers and they are ready to go to the next designation stage. 

Junior developers stand for-

  • Assist Development Team
  • Software design and 
  • Efficient Coding
  • Learn and Write the codebase
  • Bugs Fixing

Here I would like to share my personal experience. There is a developer in my workplace who started his journey as a junior developer and joined another developer after his joining. The first developer arrived on time and left the workplace on completion. He has just done his duty and he does not spend time learning new things.

The second, however, try to learn more after completion time and he learned quickly. A few years later the first developer remains a junior developer and the second developer became a senior developer.

2.Senior Developer

This step is called a mid-level programmer. Mid-level officials play the most important and necessary role in the development of software companies.
These professionals use their vast knowledge and years of experience to design business plans, corporate strategies, and management systems.
Mid-level professionals are responsible for managing technical and scientific issues in this organization. Senior developers have to manage junior developers. It’s a bit tough for programmers at this stage.
However, their responsibilities increase to the senior level and they are responsible for the responsibilities of the junior developers. 

Senior developers are stand for-

  • Strong debugging skills.
  • Mentors to others.
  • Carefully review the code.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts.
  • Experts.

Basically, this designation should be for a developer at the age of 26-30 years. Otherwise, they will not be able to succeed in their programming career.

Programmers have more professional design cycles after senior developers. If they can’t pass this step within the required age it means he is slowly upgrading. So try to balance your rank with your right age. So that you will one day find yourself at the peak of success.

3.Lead / Team Lead

This one is the senior level of programmers professions. Senior professionals are highly experienced and practiced and are accountable for designing, creating, and maintaining effective business connection management plans. They basically lead a certain team. And the correct age for senior-level is 30–above. It is at this age that they gain enough experience as team leaders.

This level oversees mainly three functions which are-

  • development
  • finance and 
  • marketing

You can certainly guess how much skill is required to manage these sites.


Lots of programmers don’t care about age-based designation. I have tried to describe this in my article, this way they can easily get success. So try to meet the goal of a few years and move on. Hope you achieve your goal.

Thank you for reading.

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