With today’s quickly evolving technology, many businesses recognize the importance of hiring top-notch technology talent. Software engineers are a crucial asset to businesses of all sizes, and the attributes of software engineers help build a strong foundation for business security.
The basis of a career as a software engineer is simple: most requirements will include a degree in computer science or math. Companies would also expect experience with computer applications like Java or C++. Going deeper and moving beyond technical skills; however, elements like quality assurance, problem-solving skills, general maintenance knowledge, and an innovative mindset will help software engineers excel in their careers. Over the past few years, the percentage of professionals working either a remote or hybrid schedule has skyrocketed, and this opens the door for two other crucial aspects of software engineering – administering a cloud and managing a VPN.
Cloud computing is a simple idea with many aspects that software engineers can guide their businesses through. Cloud computing allows businesses to store and back up data, offer software on demand, and collect insights. Although software engineers don’t necessarily build up the cloud, they can help to manage a cloud system within the business. Some businesses find it useful to hire a software engineer that has experience working in SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows businesses to operate securely. Software engineers can manage a VPN to protect businesses from data breaches – which are usually costly and detrimental to the business. Software engineers deploying a VPN can enhance privacy and security measures while ensuring a stable server connection – which is also helpful to those working remotely or hybrid.
Unfortunately, with more advanced technology comes more advanced ransomware. Assessing, avoiding, and recovering from ransomware attacks is often a crucial part of software development. Software engineers should understand the most common attack vectors – like phishing. Training on security can help employees become more vigilant of threats. Compromising happens, and a sound software engineer will know how to recover in a breach.
Overall, characteristics like curiosity, initiative, and mentoring set software engineers apart in a field with such high importance. The level of security that software engineers can provide is something that a majority of organizations recognize, and that’s why some organizations turn to technical recruiters to help them find the perfect fit for their needs.
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