I am currently working as a junior software engineer, engaging in multiple fields including Java, Android and web programming. Recently I got a job offer for an "Android Developer" with a better package than my existing one. But the language I will be using is Kotlin.

I'm having doubts whether to take it or not since it might affect my future career & position?

Would like to hear some ideas regarding this.

Thanks in advance.

closed as off-topic by Daniel, gnat, Mister Positive, Dukeling, David K Jun 5 '18 at 11:57

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    Welcome to the Workplace. You post seems to me rather asking for personal career advice. Unfortunately we can´t provide such advice in this format. For more information see the help center – Daniel Jun 5 '18 at 7:31
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    I wouldn't worry about the actual names but the content of your new activities. Do you want to work with Kotlin? (I write it like you don't like it). – RvdK Jun 5 '18 at 9:48
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    Titles don't matter much. You can do some market research to determine what sort of demand there is for Android and/or Kotlin devs, and how fast that demand is growing. But the more important question might be whether this supports your planned career path (do you want to be an Android / Kotlin dev? If not, would you be learning skills transferable to what you want to be doing in this role?). – Dukeling Jun 5 '18 at 11:40
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    It's just a job title. Most of the time these are specific to your company. Instead, concentrate on your skill development. – JazzmanJim Jun 5 '18 at 13:00
  • "I'm having doubts whether to take it or not since it might affect my future career & position?" Can't really answer that unless you tell us what you want your "future career" to be. – dwizum Jun 5 '18 at 14:09

Is moving from the role “software engineer” to “Android Developer” considered as a career path/ job degradation?

No. The title change is unimportant.

You just happen to be moving from a more general title "Junior Software Engineer" to a more specific title of "Android Developer".

What you do in those roles if far more important.

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    What you do in those roles if far more important. This is indeed the heart of the matter. Glad to see you active sir! – Mister Positive Jun 5 '18 at 12:04

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