The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connection of “smart” physical devices via the internet. IoT products include smart thermostats, smart lights, smart doorbell etc. In essence, any physical items that can be manipulated by an app on your smartphone are part of the IoT.
Jobs in this field vary widely. Professionals such as System Design Engineers create the architecture of systems, while IoT Software Developers work to develop the software within the systems and IoT Solution Architects create hardware systems. IoT Research Developers work with the bigger picture, identifying abstract problems and defining workable solutions. Finally, FP&A IoT Service Managers support IoT projects, ensuring that projects executed quickly and within budget.
While there are already many jobs within the IoT field, IoT jobs will continue to grow in number as the industry expands.
Due to the variety of jobs available in the IoT field, skill sets vary. In general, IoT candidates have:
* Based on Data Accumulated
System Design Engineers are responsible for the creation of system architecture, modules, and interfaces, as well as the analysis, testing, and improvement of existing systems.Read More
Most IoT Software Developers hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field and are proficient in a low-level programming language such as C or C++.Read More
IoT Product Managers are responsible for overseeing the product development cycle while ensuring ongoing projects are on the right track.Read More
IoT Solution Architects are experts in hardware system development, which supports the creation of IoT platforms.Read More
IoT Research Developers evaluate the bigger picture, question the norm, and articulate problems. These professionals are capable of translating relatively abstract ideas into workable solutions.Read More