Top skill requirements in IT & Software Solutions roles

  24th January 2019       Charmaine Padfield
 IT & Software Solutions, Employment, Job Seeking Resources, Recruitment

Considering a change of jobs in the IT & Software Solutions arena? Or open to new opportunities? At Bond Williams Professional Recruitment, we have several clients with attractive vacancies at the moment.

Here are the top 10 specialist skillsets they are on the lookout for:

1. Front End Developer

Front-End Web or Software Developers with React, Bootstrap, JavaScript and Magento experience are in high demand currently. You would be responsible for designing cutting-edge web or software applications that could be both internal and client-facing. This would include design and implementation of the visual and user-responsive aspects of websites and such applications. Testing and debugging would be your responsibility too, as well as identifying and providing recommendations for new initiatives and improvements to enhance usability.

2. Back End Developer

This kind of developer will be required to carry out coding in the back end of systems using PHP, C#.Net, C++ and Python programming languages. Problem solving is a big part of this kind of job. You’d not only have to perform code reviews and quality assurance testing, but fixing bugs, deal with maintenance issues and troubleshooting on a regular basis. All the while, you’d also be required to provide recommendations for new initiatives and improvements to enhance performance.

3. AI Machine Learning

Many of our clients are investing in building revolutionary and transformative big data and artificial intelligence platforms to power the next generation of business intelligence tools. Working closely with a team of highly talented data scientists, there are opportunities to play a big part in assembling data ingestion and exploration platforms and aiding the deployment of production machine learning models. This would suit those with an excellent understanding of the principles of distributed systems, and a willingness to contribute to architectural/design conversations and translate performance requirements into technical solutions.

4. Data Engineers/Scientists

As a Data Engineer or Data Scientist, you would be responsible for using and analysing data models. You would work with a variety of data-sets and would need to possess the relevant skills to analyse data models using statistical analysis methodologies as well as be able to visualise and communicate your findings in creative and appropriate ways. You might be required to use Machine Learning to analyse algorithms and additional experience in areas such Business Intelligence, ETL technologies and Big Data would be beneficial. Skills in SQL and applications such as Netezza, Cloudera, Hadoop, or similar are usually required.

5. Scrum Master

As a Scrum Master, you would need to have experience in a software delivery environment with strong leadership skills. You would be responsible for leading technical practises in a Scrum team to increase efficiency, contribute to daily training, and assist in Agile transformation. This will include identifying any impediments that hinder progress, teaching, coaching and mentoring teams, influencing management levels to consistently enable productive change, and building an environment where learning and improvement is a key focus. You could be required to use methodologies such Kanban, LESS and SAFE and utilise modern technologies.

6. DevOps Engineer

A DevOps Engineer collaborates with various cross-functional teams to deploy and operate systems whilst troubleshooting and resolving issues within development, test and production environments. You would support server scripting, databases, application servers, API, gateway, certificate management, routing, and reverse proxy configuration.

7. Business Intelligence Developer

Business Intelligence Developers play a key role in designing and delivering advanced business intelligence and data solutions to support analytics and reporting requirements of businesses. Duties often include develiring effective technical design, developing code and data structures in line with Agile principles and the coding and configuration of management standards.Working environments are often fast-paced and high-pressured

8. IT Support – VMWare / Hyper-V / Firewalls – SonicWall

If you have worked with VMWare, Hyper-V and SonicWALL and possess networking experience alongside customer service, then there are a few vacancies our there. A thorough understanding of IP networks is essential, along with the ability to support the design and delivery of customer networks and willingness to write and develop new procedures for new products and solutions.

9. Automated Testers

As an Automated Tester, you would be responsible for testing software applications, writing and executing test scripts for software and systems, detecting faults, keeping a record of defects and bugs, and track successes of solutions. In an automated environment, you would normally need to have experience with building and monitoring automated test suites using technologies such as Selenium, Webdriver, SpecFlow and SoapUI.

10. Architects – Solution / Data / Software / Network / Enterprise

We currently have a variety of opportunities for Solution, Data, Software, Network and Enterprise Architects. You would be responsible for designing an organisation’s infrastructure, networking, data and/or software landscape and evolve the vision of  future architecture. You would be required to provide technical management, deal with gaps and overlaps in capability, reduce costs, and create, lead and maintain roadmaps. In some instances, the role would involve key decision-making about retention, elimination, replacement or investment of the company’s hardware and software. You would normally need a certification in frameworks such as TOFAF, BCS, Gartner or similar.

If you possess any of the skills and experience mentioned in the above roles, contact our specialist IT & Software Solutions division today!

Charmaine Padfield

Managing Consultant

Charmaine’s extensive recruitment career started in 2001. Heading up our IT Recruitment Division, Charmaine has an uncanny knack of sourcing uniquely skilled talent for our clients and this is coupled with a tenacity and a great work ethic resulting in many recruitment success stories. Her ability to stay calm when …

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