Text: Samuel Wong with additional reporting by Atika Lim
Interested in getting a job in tech? You’ll be glad to know that tech jobs with soft skills are amongst the fastest growing in Singapore.
Based on a LinkedIn report in 2018, the top five emerging jobs in Singapore are data scientist, cyber security specialist, user experience, head of digital and content specialist.
From the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables to 3D printing, the most recent innovations in science and technology are leading to a boom of new opportunities. Here are some IT jobs that have been created or to be created that will shape the industry’s future:
Everything in the 21st century is largely based in the virtual world. The need for connections for daily necessities such as negotiating a business deal with your client in France.
The Internet of Things is changing our way of lives, from everyday objects that requires network connectivity that gives them the ability to both send and receive data has already caused significant disruption of the job market on a worldwide scale.
As technologies keep improving and evolving, new skill sets will be in demand as older jobs will become obsolete. A few possibilities for new and expanding roles in IoT include:
- Head Of IoT. A senior-level leader who manages the transition to IT initiatives and then oversees subsequent corporate IoT initiatives.
IoT Software Engineer. A professional engineer with a background in software development and expertise in cutting-edge IoT offerings, eco-systems and protocols, as well as messaging systems and cloud/web technologies.
E-discovery Investigators. A specialised investigator who can uncover, collect and analyse data from electronic devices in the world of IoT, where connected devices are all uniquely identifiable.
Wearable Technology Jobs
Wearable gadgets are transforming the growth and development of tech jobs. Researchers are exploring a wide range of practical uses for wearable technology in the work force.
As wearable gadgets grow in popularity and the IoT continues to expand across sectors there are bound to be an influx of new opportunities and jobs in this sector of the virtual world.
Here are a few jobs that will emerge:
- Wearable Technology Implementation Manager. A tech-savvy IT project manager specialising in wearables implementation who focuses on implementing wearables information systems into business environments, and overseeing wearables projects to ensure that they stay on budget and meet timing guidelines
Wearable Technology/IoT Trainer. An IT trainer who ideally has firsthand experience developing products and services in wearables and IoT and specialises in training and certification in this emerging field.
Wearable Technology/IoT-Specific Engineer. A credentialed engineer with additional expertise in the areas most likely to affect a wearable product (sensors, signal processing, etc).
3D Printing Jobs
While the rapid growth of 3D printing has led to job losses in the retail and manufacturing sectors. While this sudden shift of technology, there are a few benefits in the job pool. Conventional manufacturing jobs will definitely be a goner but this wave of innovation is also creating new jobs. Some of the new jobs that are created are:
- 3D Modelling Artist. A new type of computer graphics artist who specialises in 3D modelling to develop mathematical representations of 3D surfaces of objects.
CAD Technical Writer. A programmer or technical writer who develops the scripts needed as the CAD software market heats up from the expansion of 3D printing.
When it comes to tech jobs in the modern age, these new job are just the tip of the iceberg. Advances in technology in many sectors such as robotics and other scientific advances are constantly creating new jobs. These new jobs will soon replace all the old and conventional jobs.
This article was republished with the permission of IoTalent. IoTalents is a contemporary HR Tech and IT Recruitment company. We build useful HR technologies to enhance the recruitment experience, while working to connect quality tech talents with great employers.