1Top 8 Skills Recruiters Are Seeking in Software Engineers
Successful product engineers think about solving problems that deliver the most value to the business. Engineers most often are motivated by solving the most interesting technical problems, but as building software becomes easier than ever, companies care more about whether engineers can think about what solutions their customers most need.
3Scaling Web Systems
The largest software companies increasingly are building web-based applications. These are quick and easy to prototype but more difficult to scale. Companies are looking for engineers who can take a basic web application and scale it to millions of users. Understanding database design deeply is especially valuable here.
5Online Education Course Completion
6Mobile Development: iOS and Android
8Practical Coding Ability
Companies don’t want engineers who just talk about coding—they want engineers to show they can code. This has changed how technical interviews are done. A growing number of companies are switching out the standard whiteboard interview for giving applicants a laptop and asking them to build something in a couple of hours.
Strictly speaking, this isn’t a technical skill, but as companies grow, they want engineers who can improve the productivity of everyone around them. Engineers who take on opportunities to mentor junior engineers and lead a team are in demand.