In an increasingly digital world, IT skills are essential for corporate success. However, skilled IT workers are in short supply worldwide, particularly those with experience in modern software development and delivery. Part of the problem is that our world’s rapid technological progress makes it simpler for skills to become obsolete quickly. As a result, IT professionals are always required to acquire and develop new abilities.

Adding to the difficulty, the growing desire for digital transformation has added to the workload of already overburdened IT departments. As a result, businesses are analyzing where labor-intensive manual procedures may be automated to relieve pressure on their talented developers and allow them to focus on generating innovation.

Essential Qualities IT Executives Look For In Engineers And Developers

IT departments have become far too complicated in recent years. There are far too many tools and a great deal of experimenting with making things function. That is why the world requires engineers that can decrease complexity and create systems that are simple to use, safe, and scalable.

However, because everyone is searching for rapid success, those qualities often slide through the cracks, with the notion that they need more people who can work with complex toolchains and tie everything together. As a result, developers become mired down in low-value chores rather than focused on inventing incredible innovation that works and is safe and easy to use, resulting in wasted effort and missed opportunities.

IT professionals will need data analytics and visualization skills, human-centered product design, and multi-cloud architectures to get the necessary input and feedback to produce intelligent and user-friendly solutions. It will be critical to be able to write code that is efficient, secure, dependable, clean, and readable. When combined with a high level of proactive automation, modern IT workers will be able to offer value quickly and consistently.

Changes Due To The Rise Of Cloud Computing And The Need To Speed Digital Transformation

The struggle for experienced IT employees to drive digital transformation and support the shift to cloud-native delivery has intensified as firms compete to attract and retain them. Developers, architects, and software engineers familiar with current delivery methodologies and who can design, run, and secure applications in Kubernetes and multi-cloud architectures are in high demand.

However, because of the fast-paced nature of today’s digital environment, these skills requirements are constantly changing. IT’s position has evolved from an expert who can observe and act to an expert who can codify and automate IT operations and essential business processes. Organizations require specialists who can spot areas where complexity can be reduced through automation and those eager to learn new skills and adopt best practices when peers and rivals identify them.

Should IT Professionals Be Concerned That Automation, AI, Or Low/No-Code May Substitute Their Jobs

According to a recent poll of senior IT executives, 42 percent of IT teams’ time is spent on manual, repetitive tasks to “keep the lights on” in their modern cloud systems. This results in a significant loss of productivity and income potential due to innovation delays.

The use of AI, automation, and low/no-code solutions is thus about reducing the need for developers to waste time on manual, repetitive, and low-skilled work rather than supplanting job positions or removing the requirement for trained IT experts. As a result, they have more energy to devote to generating innovation, ultimately motivating them to get out of bed in the morning.

Will The Automation Of Lower-Level IT Work To Increase The Importance Of Other Positions Or Talents?

Creativity is in high demand in businesses. IT workers who can think analytically and creatively to develop new ideas are in higher order than ever. As a result, there is a growing demand for people who can collectively design and build products and services made with humans in mind, ensuring that they suit the user’s needs while assisting the business in achieving its objectives.

Conclusion

To advance in their careers, IT workers must be able to lead rather than manage. Leadership is critical to understand the vision, connect the dots between technology, business, and consumer needs, find ever-present areas for change, and lead teams to push beyond the status quo to stay ahead of quickly changing market dynamics.

Through the efforts and passion of its experienced developers, engineers, and architects, businesses may go beyond delivering ‘good enough’ software and produce actual, game-changing innovation. To accomplish so, leaders must establish in their teams the mindset that every day presents a fresh opportunity to think differently and do something a little better. They can always see the big picture and be motivated to get there.

To know more about automation and digital transformation in business, contact the ONPASSIVE team.