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Digitization has caused the network to undergo change, moving away from hardware to software that virtualizes device functions and supports digital innovation. This article looks at how these changes have affected job functions, and what individuals can do to ensure their skills are future-proofed.
Article 50 is set to be triggered today starting the official process of Brexit. It will be two years before the UK leaves but the impact of the vote is already being felt. UK tech companies are struggling to retain and attract developer talent and fintech companies may find themselves vulnerable.
Relink has released the beta version of the Goodwin API providing programmatic access to information and insights for specialized job roles. Goodwin provides data for specified job titles such as most important skills, previous positions, educational background, and time spent in the position.
In an effort to foster transparency in the job searching process, hired.com is sharing the results of a study on salary information for software engineers. The report looks at how different tech hubs compare salary-wise and how that translates into quality of life in those markets.
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We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Jobs, Customer Service, and Notifications categories, among others. Also new are several SDKs for use with the GitLab API.
LinkedIn today announced major changes to its developer program that will see a number of now-public APIs become accessible only to select LinkedIn partners.
To fill a general lack of talent, Paul Graham of Y-Combinator argues for decreasing legal hindrances to allow exceptional immigrant programmers access to employment within the U.S.
Monster now integrates Twitter's API to allow companies to target their job advertising to specific types of candidates.
MyJobHelper provides an API that allows developers to add job search content to their own websites or applications.
Mobile financial services startup, ItsLikeCash is seeking API developers. Developer experienced with JSON, REST, OAuth and banking are highly desired.
Wowzer, video screening/interviewing provider, announced the public release of the first Wowzer API. Wowzer believes its video screening platform (as an alternative to phone screening) reduces candidate screening time by 75%. Recruiters and employers can evaluate and respond to applicants in a time and manner most beneficial to their organization. Extending the Wowzer platform via API allows recruiters to integrate the Wowzer features into existing hiring processes.
APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you're building by definition can work with everything else.
There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week's API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.
Quick: Name that professional network with more than 50 million members. Did you guess... Viadeo? LinkedIn is larger, with over 175 million members. But Viadeo has upped it is game with its acquisition of Pealk, which bills itself as the #1 head hunting App on the web. According to the press release, that search ability is what Viadeo is after.
This week we have three openings that all put equal weight on the developer experience side of APIs as much as the APIs themselves. Building a great developer portal is a key part of any public API strategy and these positions at State, Macys.com and Emergent One reinforce this.
Are you at a career crossroads? Or are you a developer trying to help those who are and those who needs data on the world of work? According to the US Department of Labor's o*net, their resource center is " the nation's primary source of occupational information." The site can be used to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports."The o*net API makes their data available for use in your apps.