How to Identify the Right Skills for Tech Roles?

Ivan Cubela | 6/13/2016 | Tutorials

Talking with HR professionals, especially the ones that are not very tech savvy, we saw a great need for identifying the right skills and job descriptions for tech roles. For that reason, we decided to create a little cheat sheet of tech roles and matching skills. In addition, if you are not familiar with all of these roles and skills, we have defined the ones that people struggle the most with. Not very familiar with tech language in general? Get this free Technology Glossary for Recruiters and HR Managers written for recruiters and HR managers.

In case that you are looking for job descriptions for these roles, or want to publish them with one click, we have created ready-to-post job descriptions templates tech and many other roles.

How to Identify the Right Skills for Tech Roles?

Identify important skills for tech roles

Back End

Business Intelligence AnalystBusiness Intelligence, BI, C, C++, C#, Cognos, ETL, Java, jQuery, Objective-C, R, SQL, SAS, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, Visual Basic, SAPUI5 - CSS, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, OData Dynpro - ABAP, Dynpro
Data EngineerC, C++, Cassandra, HBase, HDFS, Java, Puppet, Ruby, Scala
Data MiningPerl, Python
Linux/Unix Proficient DevelopersAWK, Debian, Emacs Fedora, Linux, Linux-kernel, RHEL, Unix, vi, vimShell, Bourne Shell, Bash, Korn, C, PHP, Python, Perl
Oracle DeveloperOracle, PL/SQL, RDBMS
Site Reliability EngineerAuthentication/Authorization, Cloud, HTTP, Linux/Unix, SQL, Network Design, Security performance, Disaster recovery, SSL, TCP/IP
.NET DeveloperASP, ASP .NET, C#, VB.NET
Software Architect.NET, Agile, Ant, API, C++, Cassandra, CORS, CouchDB, Git, HTTP, Java, Maven, Mongo, MySQL, MVC, Oracle, Perl, PHP, Python, Redis, Ruby, SOA, SDK, Teradata, Unit-testing, Websocket
NodeJS DeveloperNodeJS, Javascript, AngularJS, DurandalJS, KnockoutJS

Front End and UX

Front End Developer

ActionScript, AJAX, ASP.NET, CoffeeScript, CSS, Flash, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, SEO, AngularJS, DurandalJS, React, KnockoutJS, jQuery

Flash DeveloperActionScript, Flash
Interactive Developer

AJAX, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML

Ruby on Rails developer

Ruby, Ruby-HTML, Ruby on Rails
SharePoint Developer

AJAX, ASP.NET, C#CSS, HTML, JavaScript, SharePoint, SQL, Windows Server, VB.NET, XML, XSL

Web DeveloperHTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, KnockoutJS, AngularJS
Web DesignerDesign Sense, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, SEO
Angular DeveloperJavascript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, jQuery, AJAX

Mobile

Android DeveloperC, C++, HTML5, Java, Linux, ADT (Android Development Tools)
iOS Developer

C, Cocoa, HTML5, LUA, Objective-C

Blackberry DeveloperC, C++, Cascades, HTML5, Java, QT

Big Data

Big Data EngineersCassandra, Cloud Computing, Hadoop, HBase, MapReduce, Mongo, Accumulo, Hypertable, Nutch, Pentaho, Sector/Sphere
Data EngineerC, C++, Cassandra, HBase, HDFS, Java, Puppet, Ruby, Scala
Data MiningPerl, Python
Machine Learning ExpertJava, Perl, Python, R, Weka

Security

Security ExpertProtection against Cross-site Scripting(XSS), CSRF, SQL Injection, XML External Entity Injection, Clickjacking, Denial of Service, Session Hijacking, Phishing; Strong Authentication Practices, HTTPS Enforcement, SSL, Content Security Policy
Penetration Testing ExpertExploitation of Cross-site Scripting(XSS), CSRF, SQL Injection, XML External Entity Injection, Clickjacking, Denial of Service, Session Hijacking, Buffer Overflow, Phishing, Wireshark, Fiddler, Backtrack Linux, KALI Linux, Burp Suite, Ettercap, Metasploit

Quality Assurance

Build ReleaseMaven, Perl, Python, Shell, TCL
Release EngineerClearCase, Git, Perforce, SVN (Subversion), Aardvark, Ant, Gradle, Hudson, Jenkins, Make, Maven
Software TesterUnit testing, Integration testing, System Testing,Performance Testing, Load Testing, Quality Assurance, Manual, Automated, Client/Server, Web based using Mercury Interactive testing tool Quality Center, WinRunner, QuickTestPro, LoadRunner

Middleware

Middleware Developer

Cobra, DCOM, Java RMI, REST, RPC, SOA, SOAP, Web Services, WSDL, XML

Data Engineer 

C, C++, Cassandra, HBase, HDFS, Java, Puppet, Ruby, Scala
J2EE DeveloperEJB (Enterprise Java Beans), Java, J2EE, Hibernate, JDBC, ODBC, Spring, MVC, Struts, JBoss, Apache, Tomcat

Ruby on rails developer

Ruby, Ruby-HTML, Ruby on Rails
.NET DeveloperWCF, MVC, WebAPI, Web Services, C#

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