Technology projects and digital initiatives in companies are not only becoming the most important pillars to grow business and revenue, but they are also significantly shaking the status quo in IT professional roles.
It should come as no surprise, given the furious pace of technological change, that some IT roles are undergoing a kind of metamorphosis to adapt to the new requirements of increasingly digital businesses.
That is why CXO’s must consider IT positions as essential if they want to achieve digital transformation and growth in the technology sector.
The following are some of the roles of software engineers that IT leaders should keep on their staff:
This is a kind of developer that codes the visual elements of an application, software, or website. Front end developers are responsible for designing the presentations – composed of content, layout, and interaction – that the audience and end-users see and touch. They add the magic that brings animations, device responsiveness, and visual aesthetics to life. Learn more.
They create software, algorithms, and connect servers, databases, and applications to deliver the value proposition. They are coding experts that bring to life experiences and functionalities. Learn more.
Full Stack Developers can own the complete cycle of product development. They know all the aspects of building a product, no matter how the project changes. They can work equally well in the front and back-end. Are they unicorns? They can plan, architect, build the user interface, build the databases and logic, as well as test a whole project all by themselves. Learn more.
A mobile developer creates specialized software for mobile devices. Whether it’s an Android, Apple, or Windows platform, they must adapt to the different programming languages and set of requirements of these platforms. In essence, they are tasked with the implementation of the application into the native mobile environments, while also making sure they are updated and maintained accordingly. Learn more.
In its most straightforward fashion, it is a combination of User Experience and User Interface roles. UX/UI designers have two general responsibilities: Firstly, to understand what makes the target customer tick and what they will find delighting when interacting with their brand; Secondly, designing the look and feel of the interphase, as well as the interactivity and responsiveness to make it as intuitive as possible. Learn more.
Development operations engineers, also known as DevOps have in-depth knowledge of operational issues and technology and are responsible for studying and observing functioning systems and recording the performance results. They also analyze, design, and evaluate automation scripts and systems.
There are different levels of tech support specialists. An L1 specialist helps customers both understand and resolve software and hardware issues that can be solved by the client itself. They are usually the first point of contact when customers are looking for support. They diagnose, identify problems, and, if necessary, delegate such issues to L2 and L3 tech support when more specialized skills and knowledge are required. Learn more.
Quality assurance engineers, also known as QA engineers, track the development process of a product from start to finish. They compose and execute product testing to distinguish and fix products’ defects before they go to market.