If you’re a Software Developer chances are you’re loving life right now. We at Symphonic Source have watched the need for developers sky-rocket with the emergence of more and more tech savvy careers, and the variety of jobs spans the gamut from programing, to software design, web development and quality control, giving software developers more career choices than ever before.
Consumers are now more connected, owning at least one internet capable electronic device, be it a Blu-Ray player, in-car computer, or a mobile phone and most are looking for apps to make their daily activities faster and easier. Actually, a staggering two billion people are now using broadband internet, up from 50 million a decade ago. That’s a lot of applications to build and manage! This might give you an idea about why developers are in such high demand and, if you didn’t know, why they can bring home anywhere from $40,000 to $150,000 a year. We’re in the middle of another hiring boom.
We think that the retail marketing industry is great place for developers to call home. Companies like Groupon, Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and others have nearly dominated the retail marketing industry, and guess what? It’s gonna take a lot of good devs to keep up! Software Developers in this field have their pick of the litter, so to speak, and can land the job of their dreams so long as they meet the criteria.Something to keep in mind though is that the people that really move mountains and make a difference are those that can work as part of a team. Technical skills are one thing but good developers need the soft-skills to match.
Cloud computing technology is another great field for developers to work (play) in. The “cloud” is what made companies like Amazon and Google huge; thanks in part to their über intelligent developers. Cloud computing was originally introduced slowly allowing for companies and users to get accustomed to the new technology, but after the initial meet-and-greet process it has become THE revolutionary change in how our e-world operates. As I’m sure you’re already aware, if you use email, take part in social networking, post photos on-line, or access on-line document software, you’re probably using the cloud.
We obviously keep up with what Salesforce.com is doing and we believe Salesforce provides an awesome example of taking cloud computing to the next level. With help from software developers all over the world, they’ve created a slew of premium apps that connect customers with the right tools to get the job done.
The really great thing about software development is that it never gets boring. James Governor, founder of the IT analyst company, Redmonk, adds this to our rather bold remark stating that:
“The web is unleashing creativity again and developers are the natural people to benefit.”
We certainly agree, and with the accessibility of platform services such as Amazon Web Services developers are provided an economical yet stylish environment to create and thrive.
So, yeh, it’s a great time to be a software developer. They have the opportunity to change the way the world functions and the ability to create a narrative in which they can educate and entertain. Lucky dogs (wait, I guess we are we’re talking about ourselves).