Technology is integrated into every part of our daily lives, from health care to business to entertainment. Advances in technology — like the rise of cloud computing, mobile applications, wearables and big data — have created a high demand for skilled technicians and leaders to fill a variety of IT positions across many sectors. High demand leads to great salaries and benefits. According to the National Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all other occupations.
In addition to looking for technical skills, more and more employers are seeking IT professionals with the whole package: candidates who possess the cultural sensitivity to work on cross-functional teams and those who have communication and leadership acumen. For this reason, they are looking for veteran candidates to join their teams.
While this article focuses on five opportunities with military-friendly Hirepurpose partners that are available right now, new IT openings are becoming available all the time.
Former service members who served in occupational specialties such as information systems technician, information assurance technician, data network specialist, or client systems specialist will want to take a look at this opening with Accenture. As a leading provider of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations, Accenture has made a commitment to hiring 5,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. To be competitive for this position, you should have a clear understanding of hardware and software configuration, as well as a knack for problem-solving.
EMC, is a global leader in IT products and services, is looking for a talented information technology project manager to join its multi-faceted team. As one of the founding members of the Veteran’s Jobs Mission, EMC has demonstrated its commitment to the military community and was voted a “Best for Vets: Employer 2015” by Military Times for its veteran recruiting, policies related to veterans and their families, and overall culture. Former senior enlisted service members or officers who possess a bachelor’s degree and a project management and IT infrastructure library certification would be well-suited to this senior-level position. The ideal candidate for the job will have a proven ability to influence teams, a high-energy “get-it-done” kind of attitude, and excellent resource management skills.
If you are a veteran with excellent people skills who prefers to work in multiple locations, then this field role with Republic Services is worth a look. As one of the nation’s top recycling and environmental services company, Republic Services recruits former service members and fosters a military-friendly culture. The person who fills this role will be responsible for the managing all activities required for the successful implementation of Cisco VOIP phone systems and other capital projects as required, including planning, budgeting, installation, training and documentation. Transitioning soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines who spent their time in the military as information technologies specialists, telephone systems/personal computer intermediate repairers, client systems specialists will feel right at home in this role. Developed communication, organizational and customer service skills are highly desired.
Robert Half, a cutting-edge staffing company known for its unique ability to connect IT professionals with industry leading organizations, is offering an amazing opportunity for a SQL database administrator in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Robert Half has over 350 locations worldwide and places an emphasis on the hiring and development of veteran candidates. If you are detail-oriented veteran who knows SQL Server, TSQL, the Windows environment, OLAP, and OLTP, like the back of your hand, you would be a great fit for this job. Data chiefs, data systems network engineers, information technology specialists, and computer programming specialists will find their skills transferrable here.
Veterans who have experience developing applications for the web should explore this exciting opening with e-commerce giant, eBay. As the world’s largest and diverse commerce platform, eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers everyday, and operates a robust veterans recruiting program. This role requires an individual with strong knowledge of REST, OAuth, security and other API-related technologies as well as an understanding of agile software development methodologies. If you are a former service member who has a bachelor’s degree along with the ability to think outside of the box, drive innovation, and work with diverse internal and external audiences in a fast-paced environment, then you will want to jump on this opportunity today.