Article originally published in MIT Technology Review
Software engineers and their ability to deliver are critical to a business’ success. They help organizations keep pace with innovation and respond to disruptive forces. Even companies in industries that are not traditionally considered tech, such as agriculture or financial services, recognize the need for software engineers and are actively seeking to hire talented individuals.
Software engineers are responsible for an ever-growing list of demands through the software development cycle. Their working environment is more complex due to proliferation of complex multicloud infrastructure, tooling, and applications. While they command good salaries and professional esteem, the job takes its toll. Additionally, ever-evolving cyber threats and the constant need to stay ahead in terms of continual scanning and early detection add to the complexity.