Jobs in the Tech Field
Since cloud computing was introduced to the mainstream last year, many jobs have opened up for those in that branch of the technology industry. IDC, the tech analyst firm commissioned by Microsoft, completed research that shows that over 13 million jobs will be created in the tech field by businesses and individuals shifting to private and public cloud services. IDC says that while North America will get about 1.2 million new jobs, the bulk will be in India and China. The two countries will see a cumulative 6.75 million new jobs.
That isn’t to say there isn’t a high demand for tech jobs here and now. Students tentatively clutching their Information Technology degrees will delight to hear that jobs are opening up throughout the countries at reputable companies. Rackspace is once such business that takes great pride in the customer service acumen of the people it hires. They along with dozens of other cloud providers are looking to fill their ranks now to handle increasing demand for enterprise and private cloud services.
Jobs opening up include:
Net Developer: A net developer sets up web applications using Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET or VB.NET using JQuery and SQL Server for the database backend. The net developer should have a strong background in creating high performance, high quality and predictable web applications. A net developer could be responsible for building internal or external — or in some cases, both — facing web applications. A net developer must be able to work as a part of a team, as he or she will be working with developers, business resources and analysts.
Software Developer: A software developer must also be able to work with other as part of a team, including other developers, analysts and business resources. The software developer must be extremely proficient in his or her area of coding expertise, whether it’s C++, Visual Basic or another coding entities. A software developer may be asked to write applications for gaming, or for business entities, such as legal, banking, finance or medical entities, to name a few.
Network Security Architect: The network security architect maintains the security of a business’s network. The architect must be able to think like a hacker, since the architect must be able to anticipate how hackers will gain entry into the business’s computer network. Part of a network security architect’s job is to stay current on technology updates, especially pertaining to security. When a network security architect is first hired, he or she must learn the business’s computer system, including who has access to what areas and where the weak points in the system are located. Once the architect learns how the system is set up and how it works, he or she must be able to make recommendations to make the network more secure and to prevent breaches. The security architect must also be able to set, monitor and enforce user protocols and policies.
Writer: Not many would think that a writer has any part in technology jobs, but writers are an important part of the whole field. A writer writes the technical manuals for different jobs, applications and software. A writer also composes the marketing pieces for the business, so that the business can sell its product. Industry leaders clawed to the top of the IT pile by making themselves an authority on hosting and that was achieved through providing reading material for potential customers or job applicants. Reading material may explain new concepts, an informational piece on software or applications, information about potential jobs, press releases, news articles and more.
With the increased use of smart phones, tablets and other technology that allows businesses to work on the go, applications and software for use on cloud computing networks are becoming more prevalent. Cloud computing allows individuals and businesses to log into their workspaces to complete work from anywhere, thus increasing the need for applications for all fields, including legal, financing, medical, space technology and banking.
Wise people say, “Time is money.” The old adage has never been truer in the age of mobility. Being able to conduct business from anywhere in the world is important to many businesses. The cloud maximizes time, and therefore profit, making the cloud hosting industry a bourgeoning powerhouse that needs to fill its ranks before taking over the world.