How to Build an IT Team

Every company today is a tech company – or, at least, every company that plans to survive is a tech company. Your business can be a single-location retail store or a global manufacturer, a restaurant and food truck establishment with half a dozen vehicles or a multi-fleet shipping enterprise. Every business, everywhere, depends directly or indirectly on technology.

That being said, today’s IT job candidates have more career choices than ever before. According to at least one industry expert, there will be a deficit of 85.2 million IT employees worldwide by 2030. This adds up to a staggering $8.45 trillion in lost productivity due to this labor skills shortage.

Yikes! So as an HR leader, how can you effectively build your company’s IT team?

Top IT Jobs – and How to Fill Them

Here’s a look at eight high-demand positions – and some insight on how to fill them, as you build your IT team:

  • Business intelligence analyst: Look for experience in database technology, analytics and reporting. Hire someone with the skills to understand your company’s unique data needs and communicate them to stakeholders.
  • Cloud architect: Focus on candidates who have a strong understanding of multiple operating systems, as well as networking, programming and security skills. In addition, target candidates with experience with ITSM, I&O, governance, automation and vendor management.
  • Cloud systems engineer: These IT pros should have a strong understanding of programming languages, APIs, DevOps, automation and cloud databases. Also look for the ability to configure, debug and test cloud infrastructure platforms, hardware and software.
  • Data scientist: While a BI analyst can work with data patterns from a business perspective, a data scientist helps gather, process and analyze data. In addition to programming languages such as Python or Java, look to strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Database developer: Critical to success in this role are strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, as well as experience with a variety of database technologies and programming languages.
  • DevOps engineer: DevOps practices enable faster code development, as these specialists oversee coding, scripting and process development. In addition to relevant technical strengths, look for strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full-stack developer: This role requires working knowledge in every stage of software development, including servers, networks, hosting, relational and non-relational databases, QA, APIs, UX and UI deign, security, and working with customer and business needs.
  • IoT specialist: An internet of things (IoT) specialist needs expertise in one or more of these disciplines: devices, connectivity, edge and cloud analytics, enterprise integration, platforms, or development and DevOps. In addition, look for a commitment to continuing education, so your IoT specialist stays on top of trends, compliance and scaling.

Whether you need contract, contract-to-hire or direct hire professionals to round out your industry leading IT team, you can count on the specialized recruitment experts at TRC Professional Solutions to help you attract, source, hire and retain the most in-demand talent on the market. Read our related posts or contact us today so we can tell you more.