Six Emerging IT Jobs for the Digital Revolution
CIOs who assemble teams of tech professionals who nimbly support their organization while speaking the language of business will be better prepared for the challenges of digital.
Experience designers create products or services based upon real customer interactions (not just data), translating the resulting insights into solutions using tools that visualize customer personas, empathy maps and journeys.
Think of these coaches as Olympic trainers for the enterprise: They are strong communicators and influencers who launch and support agile processes throughout all business areas. In addition, they produce key metrics to demonstrate impactful progress.
This employee is a mini-CEO of a particular tech initiative, defining the vision for a product or service and ensuring it provides high business value. Working directly with developers, engineers and business stakeholders, they “get” the user experience—as well as the tech required to effectively deliver it.
In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing tech landscape, the full-stack architect needs to take command of web/mobile user interface development, middleware micro-services, back-end database operations and third-party packaged software management, among other critical functions.
This software engineer works closely with customer-data managers, leveraging machine learning to collect and assess massive amounts of information—including that from social-media interactions and purchases—to create comprehensive, 3D pictures of customers.
These IT pros skillfully navigate fast-shifting development and cloud-infrastructure ecosystems, building out tools that bring self-service and on-demand access to teams with the click of a button.
Money is great, but it’s just part of the package. It’s critical for CIOs and their companies to demonstrate commitment to a digital transformation, with clearly articulated opportunities for position candidates to innovate, disrupt and advance.
Considered as highly respected authorities in a particular tech discipline, “anchor” hires will enable you to convince other talented IT pros from their network to come aboard.
The emerging technologist may not even have a traditional resume, or apply for jobs on the usual career sites. To engage them, raise your visibility through discussions at places like Hacker News and Stack Overflow.
Host online competitions that invite prospective candidates to showcase their tech skills, as businesses that maximize the potential of digital-talent platforms increase output by up to 9% and reduce employee-related costs by 7%, according to McKinsey research.