The technology market continues to grow in Brazil and around the world. According to a study by the Association of Information and Communication Technology Companies (Brasscom), investments in the sector should total more than R$ 345 billion by the end of this year. The survey also predicts the creation of about 780,000 jobs in the technological area by 2025.
Much is said about programming and the importance of developers, but other positions are also fundamental to the industry and can provide promising careers. CIO of the FCamara Group and host of the Orange Juice Podcast, Joel Backschat, has set aside other roles to inspire those planning a career in technology.
Check out four tech positions to think beyond programming, below;
1. Information Security
Faced with an expressive scenario of leaks and cyber attacks, data security is a promising and increasingly necessary area for companies of all sizes. According to the CIO, the information security professional is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of data and ensuring that it is accessed only by authorized persons.
Joel explains that the work involves system maintenance and updating, adoption of protection tools, network flow monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, system and resource administration, among other requirements.
2. Scrum Master
The professional in question is a master in the software development methodology, Scrum. Its main function is to lead the team, guide and support the members, facilitating communication and collaboration between them.
According to the executive, Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that his team understands the principles of the Scrum methodology, enhancing the work of the team and the company as a whole. Therefore, it is desirable that he has good communication skills and proactivity.
3. Product Owner
The Product Owner represents the users of the product and works to make it as satisfactory as possible, while meeting the organization’s budget and interests. He is also part of the Scrum team, but with the role of getting the most value out of an enterprise-generated solution.
“This professional sets priorities, monitors the processes, interacts with the team to answer questions and makes sure that the product development cycle takes place quickly and economically, but efficiently and without neglecting quality, because he is the one who defends the interest of the user and seeks a positive experience in this sense. He is also usually in charge of the organization’s product portfolio”, says Joel.
4. Quality Assurance (QA)
The main responsibility of QA is to ensure quality in the development of a product or service. The professional must carry out an assessment in accordance with the client’s requirements and with established technical requirements to prevent failures and non-conformities.
According to the CIO, it is necessary to evaluate aspects such as security and credibility in software development, through tests aligned with business strategies and the requirements that must be met.