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How to Find and Hire an Engineering Manager

Post by Rich Moy on Jul 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The most successful engineering teams have two things in common: Talented programmers and exceptional managers to lead them.

Engineering managers have a lot of the same responsibilities as non-technical managers. For the most part, they are focused on their people. Not only do they coach individuals, but they also evaluate and optimize how the team’s output advances the company’s overall goals.

Most, if not all, of today’s engineering managers began their careers as developers. As a result, your ideal candidate needs to possess a unique combination of technical and managerial skills. Finding candidates that can write code and motivate programmers is a difficult task for any talent acquisition leader. To make it a little easier for you and your recruitment team, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

How to Find and Hire a Data Analyst

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Last year, IBM predicted that the demand for Data Scientists would increase 28% by 2020. So for many people, it was probably no surprise to find that in this year’s Developer Hiring Landscape report, Data Scientists reported some of the highest salaries across the globe. But Data Analysts weren’t far behind, with median earnings of $59,000 (USD) globally and $90,000 in the US alone. That begs the question: what’s the difference between Data Scientist jobs and Data Analyst jobs?

According to Martin Schedlbauer, Director of Northeastern University’s data science and analytics programs, Data Scientists are tasked with constructing new processes for data modeling and production. On the other hand, Schedlbauer says that the role of Data Analysts is to identify trends, develop charts, and create visual presentations so that business can make more strategic decisions.

Now that we understand the direct impact that Data Analysts can have on a business, it’s easy to see why they’re in such high demand. How can you stand out from the competition to hire the analysts you need? Let’s take a closer look.

How to Find and Hire a UX Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Feb 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM

When it comes to the user experience, most people tend to think of the design aspects of a website or an application—which still makes perfect sense. Plenty of technology experts argue that the need for quality designers will only increase in the coming years. But at the same time, companies have also realized that they need user experience professionals that can also write quality code. Enter the UX developer.

Tim Todish once summed this up by saying that UX developers are responsible for bridging the gap between design and technology. “We’re not really designers, yet to be a good UX developer, you certainly need to have an eye for design,” Todish wrote. “In the same vein, we’re not traditional developers, but we certainly need to have development experience and expertise.”

Sound like a tough developer type to find and hire? You bet, and the first step is to understand your audience. Here are a few things you should know when you need to find a UX developer.

How to Find and Hire a Blockchain Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Jan 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

What’s the hottest topic in technology right now? It’s cryptocurrency, and for a lot of people, it’s not even close. Seasoned and casual investors alike are monitoring the value of digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ether every single day—and Blockchain is the technology that makes all of this possible.

While most people associate the technology with digital currencies, Harvard Business Review writers Don and Alex Tapscott argue that the impact of Blockchain programming goes far beyond financial services. But a unique challenge looms for companies looking to hire a Blockchain developer. Because it’s an emerging technology, programmers that specialize in it are considered the new unicorns.

So how can you hire Blockchain developers if there are so few of them? Here are a few tips to help you find the Blockchain talent that you want to hire.

How to Find and Hire a Cloud Operations Engineer

Post by Rich Moy on Dec 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ask any non-technical person in your life to describe the cloud, and that person will probably tell you that it’s where all of their files are stored. That, of course, is very true—but the technology behind it is far more complicated.

That’s where a cloud engineer comes into the picture. Companies rely on cloud-based technologies for a variety of essential business operations, and it’s up to these developers to ensure that everyone’s data can be stored and transferred safely. Even though the role is somewhat new to the technology landscape, it’s no secret to any engineering manager that they’re in high demand.

Struggling to find the right candidates? Use this guide to identify the right people to manage and maintain your cloud.

How to Find and Hire a Desktop Applications Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

What do you think of when you hear the words “application development?” If you’re like most people, you probably think of the mobile apps that power your smartphone. But even though more people than ever are considering the benefits of ditching their PCs for high-powered mobile solutions, desktops (and desktop applications) are still the best way for most professionals to get their jobs done.

Not surprisingly, desktop applications developers are in high demand. They’re also some of the highest paid programmers in North America. So how can you attract and hire the types of candidates you need? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for your next desktop application developer.

How to Find and Hire Site Reliability Engineers (SREs)

Post by Rich Moy on Oct 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM

There’s some debate over the job description for a Site Reliability Engineer (or SRE). Are they mainly responsible for building servers? Do they write a lot of code? Who does their work impact most?

Fortunately, the person responsible for creating the role has the answer. “Fundamentally, it’s what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations function,” says Ben Treynor, VP of Engineering at Google. In addition to automating processes like server configurations, they ensure that websites are fast and (more importantly) available.

SREs work hard to provide a best-in-class web experience for your customer base—and they’re in high demand. Let’s explore how you can stand out to top candidates when you need to hire an SRE.

How to Find and Hire a QA Engineer

Post by Rich Moy on Aug 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Quality assurance engineers are critical to the success of the engineering teams they work with. Whether they’re editing code or testing an application’s usability, QA engineers ensure that the end-product is as polished as possible before it hits the market and address any issues that customers encounter. Because of their impact on your internal teams and your company’s bottom line, it should come as no surprise that the sharpest quality assurance minds are in high demand. Here are a few ways you can stand out from the competition for the top QA candidates.

How to Find and Hire a .NET Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Considering the nuances of .NET, identifying the qualities you should be looking for in candidates can be particularly challenging. Developed by Microsoft in the late 1990s, .NET (pronounced “dot net”) is a framework that runs on Microsoft Windows that allows programmers to build applications with code across several languages. A wide variety of platforms (including Stack Overflow) were built on the back of .NET, so it’s not surprising that developers with a mastery of the framework are in high demand. To help you stand out from the competition to hire them, here are a few tips to keep in mind whenever you need to hire a .NET developer.

How to Find and Hire a Web Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 10, 2017 12:00:00 PM

For many companies, the importance of having talented web developers can’t be overstated. They are responsible for using a wide variety of programming languages to design and build a website from scratch. Once it’s built, businesses lean on them to maintain and optimize their sites. Not surprisingly, the competition to hire the right people to do the job is at a fever-pitch—and as a result, over 72% of today’s developers identify as web developers. To help you stand out to the top candidates, here are a few things to keep in mind when you need to find a web developer.

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