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Requirements Engineer – requirement manager for software solutions

Requirements engineers, also referred to as requirement managers, accompany the development of new applications or the updating of existing systems from idea to implementation. They therefore play an important part in the development of complex software solutions. When doing this, they are responsible for the holistic planning, analysis, documentation, coordination and management of the requirements for the software projects and act as the link between the IT team and the commissioning companies.

With the aid of a requirement list, it is ensured that everyone involved works in a targeted way and a functioning, efficient and legally compliant solution is developed. Be it at a software developers, in a company that has internal solutions developed, or with a consulting company – requirements engineers are needed wherever new applications are being developed.

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Are you looking for a job as a requirements engineer (m/f/d)?

Do you enjoy pulling the strings during the development of complex software solutions? Do you understand exactly which requirements new software should have, but also have the necessary understanding for the technical realisation thereof? Do you also enjoy analysis, documentation, prioritisation and communication between different stakeholders? Let us shape your future together!

Are you looking for a requirements engineer (m/f/d)?

Are you looking for a specialist who will accompany the development processes of your new software solution or keeps your existing systems up to date and legally compliant? From idea to implementation, requirements engineers will support your software projects. With the right person you ensure that your project is a complete success and the budget, the time frame and the objective are adhered to.

Are you looking for an exciting project as a requirements engineer?

Have you already accompanied umpteen software development projects as a requirements manager? On the way from idea to completed implementation, do you ensure that both the requirements of the company and also the technical realisation are guaranteed? Do you achieve your targets with open communication between stakeholders? If so, let’s find a new challenge for you together!

Requirements engineer tasks: Knowing what is important

Requirements engineers keep an eye on the requirements that are being implemented during the development of new software solutions. In order to find this out, you carry out surveys, observations or workshops with subsequent users and document the results. Requirement managers also keep an eye on technical and legal guidelines at all times. In order to ultimately guide the software development to implementation, requirements engineers are in close contact with all of the stakeholders who are involved.

Requirements Engineers: Salary from beginner to specialist

Anyone who is just starting their career as a requirements engineer can expect a gross annual salary of about EUR 48,000. As they gain professional experience and expertise, they will earn about EUR 62,000 per annum on average. Once they have a high degree of experience, it is even possible to earn up to EUR 75,000 per annum with the development of software solutions.

Development opportunities for requirements engineers

Requirements engineers develop a considerable amount of expertise during their work by means of continuous involvement with new technologies and tools. In this way, they acquire permanent experience with the latest technological developments, work with the latest methods and trends in IT project management and know about legal regulations.

As well as this growing wealth of experience, the certification options of the IREB (International Requirements Engineering Board) are also available. Due to participation in the three-stage training model, the participants gain a wider range of specialist knowledge of requirement management and therefore increase their chances of being professionally successful.

The concept involves the following three stages:

  1. Foundation Level: the methodoical and technical foundations of requirement management are laid
  2. Advanced Level: Consolidation of knowledge of recording and consolidation techniques, graphical modelling of requirements and agile project management is conveyed in three modules
  3. Expert Level: this is achieved by means of the highest level of expert knowledge and practical experience as a trainer or coach for requirements engineers, and requires several modules from the Advanced Level

Requirements engineers often have an IT or business IT degree. They find their way to requirements management by means of increased interest in technological challenges, their very analytical way of working and good moderation capability. At the same time, requirements engineers are characterised by the fact that they can impress stakeholders with their project with their major enthusiasm, and that they can solve conflicts using targeted measures.

As well as in-depth knowledge of software development and experience in requirement management, the following soft skills are important for the everyday working life of requirements engineers:

  • Structured way of working
  • Capable of working in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Leadership skills
  • A solution-oriented way of thinking

Requirements engineers often have an IT or business IT degree. They find their way to requirements management by means of increased interest in technological challenges, their very analytical way of working and good moderation capability. At the same time, requirements engineers are characterised by the fact that they can impress stakeholders with their project with their major enthusiasm, and that they can solve conflicts using targeted measures.

As well as in-depth knowledge of software development and experience in requirement management, the following soft skills are important for the everyday working life of requirements engineers:

  • Structured way of working
  • Capable of working in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Leadership skills
  • A solution-oriented way of thinking

Requirements engineering can neither be studied, nor can the knowledge be acquired by means of training. Entry often takes place by studying information technology or business information technology, or by means of career jumping from the technical or functional side, e.g. via software developments or further education. Technical skills can be acquired in a targeted way by means of the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)”. Entry into the labour market is made easier by this further education.

Requirements engineering can neither be studied, nor can the knowledge be acquired by means of training. Entry often takes place by studying information technology or business information technology, or by means of career jumping from the technical or functional side, e.g. via software developments or further education. Technical skills can be acquired in a targeted way by means of the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)”. Entry into the labour market is made easier by this further education.


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