Must Have Technical Recruiting Cheat Sheet for Technical Roles

Posted by Bydrec, Inc on Mar 28, 2018 10:43:00 AM
"As a software developer, if there’s one thing that that puts me off when it comes to technical recruiters, it’s when they don’t understand the basic technical vocabulary I use in my daily work."

Must Have Technical Recruiting Cheat Sheet for Technical Roles.jpgPart of skillful technical recruitment is being able to effectively communicate with technical professionals and understand the technical roles you’re recruiting for. A knowledge of basic technical terms makes you stand out as a technical recruiter, allows you to perform even better when matching the right developer to the right role.

And yet technology is changing so fast, it’s hard to keep up with the changes and innovations in technical roles and terminology. That’s where a technical cheat sheet comes in handy as a must have tool to improve your technical recruiting.

Why Have A Technical Cheat Sheet?

Hiring for a technical role can be difficult. First you have to work out what the position requires. Then you have to search for candidates who match up with the right skill and experience. Then your interview and assessment needs to ensure that your chosen candidates are indeed right for the job, before you offer them the position. Despite how extensive this process may be, you also have to move fast, to fill the position more quickly and keep your top candidates interested.

A technical cheat sheet helps you locate valuable technical recruiting information quickly and easily resulting in greater success rates for your technical recruitment process. The benefits of a technical cheat sheet are:

  • Easy access to the most common technical terms you’re likely to encounter in recruitment.
  • Increasing your knowledge and exposure to the fast-paced world of tech you’re hiring for.
  • Build trust and confidence in your candidates and clients that you understand tech roles.
  • Better screening and assessment abilities to evaluate and choose the right candidates.
  • Greater clarity and precision when searching for candidates to match a certain job description.

 

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Glossary of Technical Roles for Technical Recruiters

A glossary of technical roles can help you understand the skills needed for each role. Here we’ve collected a number of different technical role titles, and the skills associated with those titles. If you’re not familiar with the technical skills required for a role, consult a technical skills glossary for further details.

Area of Expertise: Front End and UX

Technical Role

Skills Needed

.NET Developer

ASP, ASP .NET, C#, VB.NET

Cocoa Developer/OSX Developer

Apple, Applescript, Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, iOS, Objective-C, Objective C++, OS X, Xcode

Flash Developer

ActionScript, Flash

Front End Developer

ActionScript, Ajax, ASP, CoffeeScript, CSS, Flash, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery

Interactive Developer

Ajax, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML

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

Windows Developer

ASPCC#C++.NET, Windows

 

Area of Expertise: Back End

Technical Role

Skills Needed

Back End Developer

C#, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby

Business Intelligence Analyst

Business-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 Engineer

C, C++, Cassandra, HBase, HDFS, Java, Puppet, Ruby, Scala

Data Mining

Perl, Python

Linux/Unix Proficient Developers

AWK, Debian, Emacs Fedora, Linux, Linux-kernel, RHEL, Unix, vi, vim

Shell Scripting: Bourne Shell, Bash, Korn, C Shell

Scripting: PHP, Python, Perl

Machine Learning/

Recommender Engines

Java, Perl, Python, R, Weka

Oracle Developer

ASP, .NET, SQL

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, RDBMS

SAP Developer

ABAP, C++, COBOL, ERP, mySAP, Netweaver, Java, SAP

Site Reliability Engineer

 

Authentication/Authorization, Cloud, HTTP, Linux/Unix, SQL, Network Design, Security, performance, and disaster recovery, SSL, TCP/IP

(languages will vary by company)

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

(Vary by company, search on languages, frameworks, APIs, tools, databases, etc.)

 

Area of Expertise: Big Data

Technical Role

Skills Needed

Big Data Engineers

Cassandra, Cloud Computing, Hadoop, HBase, MapReduce, Mongo

Data Engineer

C, C++, Cassandra, HBase, HDFS, Java, Puppet, Ruby, Scala

Data Mining

Perl, Python

Machine Learning/

Recommender Engines

Java, Perl, Python, R, Weka

Oracle Developer

ASP, .NET, SQL

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, RDBMS

Platforms Infrastructure

C, C++, Cassandra, HDFS, Go, HTTP, Java, MySQL

 

Area of Expertise: Mobile

Technical Role

Skills Needed

All Mobile Development

Multithreading, Event-handling, Memory-management

Android Developer

C, C++, HTML5, Java, Linux

Blackberry Developer

C, C++, Cascades, HTML5, Java, QT

iOS Developer

C, Cocoa, HTML5, LUA, Objective-C

OS X Developer

Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, Objective-C, Objective-C++, OS X, Xcode

Web Developer

Ajax, ASP, CoffeeScript, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, JRuby, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails Developer

Ruby, Ruby-HTML, Ruby on Rails

Interactive Developer

Ajax, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML

.NET Developer

ASP, ASP .NET, C#, VB.NET

 

Area of Expertise: Quality Assurance

Technical Role

Skills Needed

Build Release Engineer/Software

Release Engineer/Gatekeeper

Scripts: Maven, Perl, Python, Shell, TCL

Repository Tools: ClearCase, Git, Perforce, SVN (Subversion)

Languages: C++, OO languages

Build tools: Aardvark, Ant, Gradle, Hudson, Jenkins, Make, Mave

 

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