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Job growth in IT is increasing at a pace unmatched in other fields. Innovation in artificial intelligence and virtual reality alone have resulted in a redefining and merging of current roles as well as new positions in the tech world. While all of these require a diverse set of skills, they present a great opportunity to jump start and grow a career in Information Technology.
Here are the some of the top up and coming IT jobs:
The apps on our tablets or smart phones have become the way we all communicate with one another, do business, and even consume news and entertainment; so it’s no surprise that mobile application developers are in high demand. App developers not only dream up ideas, they execute them. To do so, an app developer must be knowledgeable in designing code, debugging it, and problem solving in general.
As technology advances, new risks arise in terms of securing data, networks, assets and a multitude of other IT systems. Hacking into a business’s or consumer’s private information for example, has become more and more common. Therefore, an analyst’s job is crucial to the success of any and every company. Security specialists not only fight cyber attacks, but are experts in risk management and preventing future crises.
A database administrator is charged with compiling data in way that can be easily analyzed. Data is the most important building block in terms of how products and services work properly. Administrators often have a background in security and are well informed in terms of the cloud.
Dev Ops Lead
A dev ops culture is one that is focused on a software’s turnaround rate. A dev ops lead is one who bridges the gap between those that run code and those that write code all in an effort to increase the quality of development and delivery.
Machine Learning Engineer
A machine learning engineer works to develop AI machines that can learn from and apply data in a useful way. Such engineers are advanced programmers that can utilize algorithms to train systems.
In the modern market, every business needs to have an online presence in order to properly compete for business. Whether you’re using a laptop or cellphone, websites should be able to work on any device no matter how they vary in terms of size or layout. A web developer can offer clients a competitive edge by creating web applications that are easy to use and provide excellent customer service.
As more and more company’s are utilizing the internet to conduct business, analysts are needed to ensure networks are secure, speedy, and operating efficiently no matter the amount of traffic.
Software engineers design and develop software that enable computer systems to perform their applications. They also offer technical support by implementing software solutions.
The internet of things is a term given to any device or object that is connected to the internet. These days, our thermostat, fridge, or car is an IoT in that they are connected and working to exchange information. A IoT designer therefore has a deep understanding of sensors and wireless communication, and works to enable objects and devices with the latest technology.
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business intelligence analysts interpret popular trends in their industry that shape how they can improve a company’s business. To do so they compile data from within their own organization as well as from competitors.
At Number8, we connect companies with IT talent and software developers that are fully trained in agile product development. By encouraging talent to come up with creative solutions, they remain motivated and positively contribute to a healthy company culture. If you’re interested in learning more about Number8 and what we do, give us a call at (502) 890-7665, or check out our information page.
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In 2003, journalist Dan Buettner discovered 5 places in conjunction with National Geographic, where people tend to live longer and healthier lives than those around the rest of the world. Dubbed the “Blue Zones” because of “the blue circles researchers drew to identify the first one on a map,” the inhabitants of these locations have a high average life expectancy, with large percentages of people living to be over 100.
People who live in these 5 regions do so often without the aid of medications and hindrance of chronic illness. Their longevity can be attributed to a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise and low stress levels. A sense of purpose stems from family, religion, and regular social engagement within their communities. Food is consumed fresh, and consists mostly of plant based dishes made from native vegetables, fruits, fish and nuts. Daily activity dictates that locals traverse by foot, so physical movement, sustainability and socialization come naturally.
Visit one of the 5 blue zones and you’ll find warm beachy weather and a love for nature. However, even if you never jet set from coast to coast, perhaps there is still a lot one can glean in the hopes of pursuing a better life style.
The 5 Blue Zones
- The first zone to ever be identified, Sardinia is home to the biggest population of male centenarians in the world. Due to it’s geographical isolation, genes have been passed down from generation to generation containing the M26 marker. This M26 marker has been linked to a longer life span.
- Okinawa makes up the south pacific islands of Japan. Here the women happen to live longer than other females across the globe. They value support groups, or what they call “moai” a lifelong group of peers there to help you through life’s struggles. They also work hard to develop “ikigai” or a reason for being that helps center, motivate, and fulfill them.
Loma Linda, California
- The only zone within the U.S., Loma Linda is a city in San Bernardino County, California. The Seventh-day Adventist Church (a Protestant Christian denomination) is prominent in the community. Those that reside here outlive their fellow Americans by a full decade. This is possibly due to a strict adherence to the Sabbath (a day of rest), the fact that their health is central to their faith, and that they don’t partake in tobacco or alcohol use.
Nicoya, Costa Rica
- Located on Costa Rica’s pasific coast, this Latin American paradise has a thriving healthcare system and economy. The locals have what they call a “plan de vida” or life plan that provides them with a purpose and enables their elders to continue to seek an active life.
- Ikaria is an island in the Aegean Sea known for it’s islander’s pride and traditional values. Here it is normal to live into your 90s. The people come and go as they please, as the concept of time is less rigid than in the modern world.
No matter where your company calls home, Number8 can help your business connect to top tech talent. If you want to learn more about our consulting process and why we are the perfect offshore software development company to help you reach your company’s goals, then give us a call at (502) 890-7665 today!
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Working with an offshore development team is becoming a popular alternative staffing solution in the software industry. Not only does it reduce operating costs, but it allows a company to build a team at their own pace. However, offshoring work comes with it’s fair share of misconceptions.
Here are a few common myths about the pitfalls of working with an offshore development team.
The quality of the work will be poor.
While trusting remote workers is reasonably hard for any employer or company to do, reputable offshore development teams have proven to help tech companies advance within the industry. As long as a partnership and relationship is established, and industry standard benchmarks are relied upon, the quality of work received will not be lacking.
It takes jobs away.
The fact of the matter is that U.S. based tech companies are facing a shortage of IT professionals. Offshoring some of the workload actually frees up current staff to work on reaching their goals. Developing the company’s end products is always more worthwhile than working on lesser routine and task oriented maintenance.
It’s a security risk.
Depending on the type of work that is being offshored, data privacy and intellectual property breaches can be a concern. Unfortunately, these security risks are just as likely to happen onshore as they are off it. Detailed contracts outlining who is liable can help curb risks and ensure everyone is compliant in terms of security needs.
We won’t be able to communicate with one another.
In addition to the possible language barrier that comes with having offshore employees, there are also varying idioms, gestures, customs, and behavior norms that can throw communication off kilter. However, it is in no way impossible to find an offshore team that is either fluent in english, comfortable with a specific dialect, or capable of communicating through the right channel. In today’s world we are all connected online, and the agile project management method is specifically known for enabling more transparency between working partners. The idea that one cannot work in unison with those from other cultures is at most an antiquated idea as email, video chatting, and instant messaging allow for those from around the world to communicate with one another better than ever before.
The time gap will mean a lag in productivity.
In the IT world, completing projects quickly is crucial as ideas and and new technologies are always evolving. Depending on the geographical location of overseas partners, offshoring can often mean a difference in time zones and work day hours between teams. While this understandably seems worrisome, it’s important to remember there are many countries where part of the work day overlaps. Therefore collaboration can take place. If this isn’t the case, many companies make the difference in time zones work for them with round the clock support between both countries and teams.
Finding the right partners to grow your team and business is an essential ingredient for success. Why not utilize resources from around the world and open your company up to the best the industry has to offer?
At Number8, we help companies create software products with the help of offshore development. If you questions about our consulting process and why we are the right offshore software development company for your team to work with, then give us a call at (502) 890-7665 today!