When it comes to jobs, Big Data and AI have a reputation about as bad as Joan Jett. There’s so much 'talk' about how the new technology is taking jobs and so little about all the jobs it’s creating!
In reality, research and CareerBuilder insights shows there is tremendous opportunity for current IT roles to mature and for new roles to develop. With the maturing tech landscape, the standard software engineering and application development roles are transforming into cutting edge career paths. Check out these profiles of the hottest emerging roles in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence below:
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer
The demand for Artificial Intelligence talent is at an all-time high! If you have found yourself in a software engineering role you ought to consider stepping into the AI space.
Responsibilities: Research, develop, optimize and prototype cognitive solutions such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Information Retrieval, Image Recognition, Deep Learning, etc.
Skill Set: AI Developers have experience in developing machine learning, text extraction and processing algorithms. Candidates also have experience in Python and products like Tensorflow, CUDA toolkit, CuDNN, Theano, Caffe, Torch, OpenCV or similar tools.
Companies Hiring For this Role: Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung
Number of Job Postings in US: 25,829
Augmented Reality Developer
Many corporations are adopting an augmented reality approach to enhance their customer experience. Specifically, marketers are adopting this game changing tech to better introduce their product to the consumer in real time and space.
Responsibilities: Lead a team of software engineers to build custom AR Experiences and tools to facilitate such.
Companies Hiring For this Role: Facebook, Amazon, Intel
Number of Job Postings in US: 6,058
Internet of Things Architect
Evolving from the Solutions Architect role, IoT Architects are rapidly becoming an essential position to any corporation creating a new product. The future is connected and in need of IoT Talent.
Responsibilities: Develop, design and articulate IoT Strategy to all internal and external stakeholders.
Skill Set: IoT Architects have experience in developing software products in one or more specific IoT, embedded, M2M industries and are required to have an understanding of application, server, and network security and compliance requirements.
Companies Hiring For this Role: Verizon, Cisco Systems, Amazon
Number of Job Postings in US: 7,549
The number of job postings today, as compared to this time last year, has increased dramatically. According to CareerBuilder, in March of 2017 there were 36 job postings regarding Blockchain Engineers. Today, there are 3,688 job postings.
Responsibilities: Build Blockchain projects along with integration layers between the various Blockchain back-end and front-end systems.
Companies Hiring For this Role: IBM, Microsoft, Oracle
Number of Job Postings in US: 3,688
Data Protection Officer /Data Compliance Officer
With new tech comes new policy; since the introduction of GDPR and other regulations it is more imperative now than ever to have a Data Protection Officer. This is a position that will touch on every industry from Finance, to Healthcare to Retail. If a company is collecting consumer information in anyway it’d be wise to have a position that ensures compliance.
Responsibilities: Serve as point of contact between the company and GDPR Supervisory Authorities, conduct audits to ensure compliance, educate and train staff on best practices and maintain proper records on all data processing.
Skill Set: Data Protection Officers have experience working in general compliance and managing EU and global data protection requirements.
Companies Hiring For this Role: Bank of America, Genesis Healthcare, Wells Fargo
Number of Job Postings in US: 52,224
After taking witness and falling victim to multiple data breaches this past year, it’s no wonder cybersecurity is one of the top sought after roles on the market!
Responsibilities: Act as cyber security subject matter expert and develop enforce, and monitor security controls, policies, procedures, disaster recovery programs, GRC and reporting.
Skill Set: Cyber security Engineers have a background in application architecture, development and secure coding practices. Also, candidates are familiar with multiple technologies such as Java, Python, Ruby, AWS, Terraform, Ansible, etc.
Companies Hiring For this Role: Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, AT&T
Number of Job Postings in US: 159,166
While those are the hottest emerging roles, they certainly aren’t the only roles emerging. Machine Learning Engineers, AI Lawyer, Cyber Risk Resilience Managers, Cloud Vendor Managers, Data Scientists and Quantum Programmers, just to name a few, are all up and coming positions to keep an eye on if you want to stay relevant in the tech sphere!
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