Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Best Jobs in America - Software Architect ranked No. 1

Software Architect
Chaiken, a software engineer for more than two decades, relishes the more collaborative work.

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Top 100 rank: No 1 Software Architect
Sector: Information Technology
What they do: Like architects who design buildings, they create the blueprints for software engineers to follow -- and pitch in with programming too. Plus, architects are often called on to work with customers and product managers, and they serve as a link between a company's tech and business staffs.
What's to like: The job is creatively challenging, and engineers with good people skills are liberated from their screens. Salaries are generally higher than for programmers, and a typical day has more variety.
"Some days I'll focus on product strategy, and other days I'll be coding down in the guts of the system," says David Chaiken, 46, of Yahoo in Sunnyvale, Calif., whose current projects include helping the web giant customize content for its 600 million users. Even though programming jobs are moving overseas, the face-to-face aspect of this position helps cement local demand.
What's not to like: You are often outside the management chain of command, making it hard to get things done.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree, and either a master's or considerable work experience to demonstrate your ability to design software and work collaboratively.


Advancing IT Architecture Professional Excellence
Formerly known as IASA Foundation Certified (IFC)
About IASA

Architect Core Training (incl. IFC certification)

Iasa Architect Core provides in-depth guidance for architects at all levels of capabilities that will change your career!
IASA continues to expand its training course locations worlwide.
Sep. 26th 2011 - Sep. 30th 2011   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct.    3rd 2011 - Oct. 7th 2011    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 10th 2011 - Oct. 14th 2011    Austin, TX, USA
Oct. 24th 2011 - Oct. 28th 2011    Seattle, WA, USA
Dec. 12th 2011 - Dec. 16th 2011   Milan, Italy
Jan. 23rd 2012 - Jan. 27th 2012    Boca Raton, Fl, USA

Please check each listing for more information.

CITA-P Certification

Earning a CITA-P Validates your experience as an IT Architect on a global level.

The certification is an industry standard, and the only truly global certification on the breadth of architectural skills and knowledge that is technology and vendor agnostic.

MSC Malaysia Professional Capability Development

MSC Malaysia Professional Capability Development is a programme that provides financial assistance to MSC Malaysia Status Organizations to enhance their local IT Professional’s skills and competency in good practices and emerging technologies by taking up professional certifications. 

Type of Financial Assistance
Financial assistance for MSC Malaysia Professional Capability Development is based on reimbursement basis.

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