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The 13 developer skills you need to master now

Paul Heltzel | March 1, 2016
From JavaScript to big data to devops, we break down your best bets for bolstering your career this year.

“It’s more important than ever … to demonstrate strong communication skills in a business setting,” says Addison Group’s Murphy. “With data security and privacy becoming exceedingly important in the boardroom, IT pros must concisely present their work in an easy-to-understand manner.”

Be flexible

If you’re the 10x, full-stack developer on your team, there’s more demand than supply for your services. But if you’re starting out or making a career change, the right attitude can make all the difference in getting -- and staying -- hired.

“On more than one occasion, I've gotten feedback from hiring managers referencing an engineer who is not necessarily the most talented engineer on the team, but is among the most valuable because of their attitude,” says WinterWyman Search’s Stagno. “Being a good team member, having a willingness to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, lending a helping hand to team members, volunteering ideas and efforts to improve the product or the culture are valuable to any team.”

 

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