Top Tech Jobs To Look At In 2021

With the acceleration of digitalization globally, as the pandemic hit the world in 2020, companies resistant to it had to adapt quickly; this made jobs that were already critical to digital transformation even more required.

Full Stack Developers

With the web which is further scaling to penetrate most of the world’s population and to get online also small businesses, the necessity for developers that can manage multiple aspects, that go from the UI, back-end and applications side, can be critical to building tools successfully and web apps that help businesses grow.

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There are three segments of web development and design. One is dealing with the user interface or what the customer sees. Front End development is responsible for the crucial elements that make up the presentation of the page. The next is Back End, which handles the processes involved in the web page. It deals with information validation, database management, as well as transactions. As businesses continue to grow, the third segment emerged to accommodate their increasing needs and lucrative goals. Building applications from end-to-end is what makes a full stack developer. It is a more versatile role that is considered the Jack of All Trades.

Cybersecurity Experts

The increased traffic on the web has also resulted in more and more attacks, and cybersecurity has become increasingly important. In that respect, cybersecurity experts’ demand is more than ever.

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Cybersecurity refers to the practice of implementing defense programs against cyber threats, exploits, and attacks. It aims to secure computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. Simply put, cybersecurity serves as the security unit of the entire cyberspace.

Blockchain Developers

With the Blockchain that is finding many interesting applications in several industries, developers able to build apps on top of the various Blockchains protocols spurred in the last decade are highly in demand. With the increase of decentralized applications, this request has exploded.

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Also referred to as the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), blockchain is the digital asset of organizations that cannot be modified. It can be transparent for several people through decentralization and cryptographic hashing. The blockchain is in a database that gathers the information stored on a system. Databases are designed in a table format for users to retrieve a block or filter specific data quickly. This technology has the potential to disintermediate trust and decentralize any system.

Cloud Developers

The new software paradigm, hosted on the cloud rather than on the client-server and on-premise, has determined an explosion of apps, platforms, and infrastructures built on top of the cloud. Thus, making developers for the cloud in high demand.

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Cloud business models are all built on top of cloud computing, a concept that took over around 2006 when former Google’s CEO Eric Schmit mentioned it. Most cloud-based business models can be classified as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), or SaaS (Software as a Service). While those models are primarily monetized via subscriptions, they are monetized via pay-as-you-go revenue models and hybrid models (subscriptions + pay-as-you-go).

AI/ML Developers

The explosion of the cloud has made computing power much much cheaper, thus it turned viable AI/ML applications that usually (at least at this point) necessitates a massive amount of data to run. In this context, AI developers have become in greater demand!

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Generalized AI consists of devices or systems that can handle all sorts of tasks on their own. The extension of generalized AI eventually led to the development of Machine learning. As an extension to AI, Machine Learning (ML) analyzes a series of computer algorithms to create a program that automates actions. Without explicitly programming actions, systems can learn and improve the overall experience. It explores large sets of data to find common patterns and formulate analytical models through learning.

DevOps & DevSecOps Engineers

With the other trends, DevOps and DevSecOps are highly requested, as this enables companies to achieve continuous operations at scale.

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DevOps refers to a series of practices performed to perform automated software development processes. It is a conjugation of the term “development” and “operations” to emphasize how functions integrate across IT teams. DevOps strategies promote seamless building, testing, and deployment of products. It aims to bridge a gap between development and operations teams to streamline the development altogether.

Business Engineers

In this context of increasing complexity, technology needs to be integrated into a whole business model, business people with acumen on new technologies and integrating them within organizations.

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A Business Engineer is a hybrid between a business administration and technology expert, a person with the business acumen and engineering abilities to understand a complex organization and devise solutions and work as a liaison between commercial and technical teams.

Business Designers

At the same rate, business designers, able to integrate and fit technology within the value proposition and help organizations transition their business models, are also in high demand.

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Business design enables organizations to deliberately craft a business model to prove sustainability in the marketplace by validating the building blocks of a business model. The business designer can help an organization to build a viable business model by readily testing its riskiest assumptions against the marketplace.

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