The arrival of the coronavirus has made working from home the new normal. And while many employees were already trying to persuade their bosses that productivity and communication wouldn’t suffer if they worked remotely, it’s only in the last few months that companies are seeing that it can be done. And done well.
COVID-19 has been the turning point for remote workers, with big tech companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook telling employees they will likely be working from home at least through the end of 2020. That’s welcome news for many tech workers. According to Dice’s The State of Remote Work report, more than half of those surveyed said remote work is more relaxed and more productive than an in-office setup.
Smaller tech companies are listening and starting to follow this remote work trend. Dice found that tech employers are likely to continue remote or flexible work offerings, which have proven overall to be positive for both employers and employees.
CyberCoders surveyed companies to find out some of the best high-paying remote jobs right now and what skills you need to get hired.
If you’re in the market for a remote tech position, here’s what you need to know.
Besides that, you should be able to handle databases such as MySQL and have some design skills - you should know the basics of UX and UI. Along with those hard skills, you need some soft ones too. These include expert problem-solving abilities, creativity for the front-end based work, being thorough with details, and a large amount of patience as coding takes a lot of time.”
Mike Sadowski, CEO and Founder at Brand24.com
INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST (INFOSEC)
“Responsible for protecting the computer network of an organization from a cyber threat. Information security analysts are supposed to create, maintain, and control the security measures to make sure computer networks are regulated and monitored.
Skills needed: Good communication skills. Should know how to manage operating systems such as Linux, Windows, etc. Knowledge of programming languages such as Java,c/c++, assembly language, and scripting languages (PHP, Python, Perl, or shell).
Some organizations also demand certifications like CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP), etc.”
Azza Shahid, GigWorker
MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER
|“A Machine Learning Engineer performs a job in a new field that everyone wants. Companies don't normally take applicants without a PhD or MSc. Unless—you show the right machine learning experience in projects and papers. But once you have the right machine-learning skillset, you can get one of the highest-paying jobs in tech and perform it remotely, too.Every company will have different requirements and offer different tools for a machine learning job, but in general, this job will require you to work with at least some of the following:
Pete Sosnowski, VP People and Co-Founder at Zety
“If you're looking to break into the data science field, which is arguably the hottest career of the 21st century, you need to complete several steps. For starters, it's critical that you obtain a bachelor's degree in math, IT, physics, computer science, or another related field. If you need some major brownie points and want to improve your employment chances, you might also want to get a master's degree in data or related fields.
Lastly, you'll need to gain some tangible experience in the field to supercharge on your resume. In this case, completing one or two data science internships will come in handy.
If you want to become a data scientist, be sure to master analytics communication, so you're able to interpret models and relate them to outcomes that matter the most.
On top of that, you'll need to have a few tools in your arsenal. Specifically, you should know SAS and/or R, Python Coding, Hadoop Platform, and SQL.”
Jagoda Wieczorek, HR Manager at ResumeLab
Project managers need to be super organized. They’re responsible for creating budgets, delegating tasks and ensuring on-time delivery of projects.
“IT Project Managers are able to work remotely as well as managing remote teams. You’ll be expected to understand IT architecture and standards, have knowledge of coding languages and have outstanding leadership and negotiation skills.”
Jack Zmudzinski, Senior Associate at future-processing.com
MARKETING DATA SCIENTISTS
“Marketers are looking for data scientists to help them make sense of increasingly complex digital data to improve marketing effectiveness. They need to use their data to gain deeper insights into their target audience, helping them to identify and anticipate their needs and guiding them to design creative strategies to solve those needs.
Data scientists will be expected to have a solid grounding in SQL, data visualization (Tableau, D3.js) and machine learning (Python, R). Working in marketing they also need to demonstrate great people skills as they will be working in collaboration with data engineers, business management and other support personnel.”
Matt Bertram, CEO & SEO Strategist at EWR Digital