In February 2012, recruiters posted approximately 19,000 online advertisements for technology jobs requiring mobile development skills, reports Wanted Analytics. The number of new employment opportunities grew 82 percent from the same month in 2011, 295 percent compared to 2010 and over 400 percent from 2009.
The mobile internet has increasingly evolved with each new smartphone and tablet generation. Now, with LTE technology making it easier for more people to access the internet on-the-go, the demand for talent with mobile skills has grown immensely. Developing mobile interfaces and applications requires many skills, and software engineers, web developers and application developers are just a few of the roles many of these tech-savvy professionals will fill.
Recently, Research in Motion (RIM) listed a new position on its website that revealed its intent to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise application to be released through Apple’s App Store, according to Apple Insider.
An RIM spokesperson confirmed the project as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project stating, “In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution.”
Mobile application development is on the rise and hiring top talent may help businesses appreciate success in 2012. RIM has found value in a strategic shift toward data services instead of hardware, and professionals may want to keep abreast of openings in the field of web technology for employment opportunities.

read more

In 2011, Intel publicly announced that it was hiring 1,000 software engineers over the course of the year in the United States. Now that 2012 has begun, the company aims to do the same in Europe in the hope of improving the growing tech industry.
However, with Europe boosting efforts to develop its evolving technology-based sectors, employers in the United States may increase their staffing in order to compete with international organizations and appeal to foreign demographics.
According to the Microsoft Careers Talent Network, there is a new job posting for an Executive Producer-IEB-Microsoft Studios-Core Publishing. There are additional reports that Microsoft is working on a “AAAA” game, and the open position may be to aid development along. Traditionally, video game developers rate high-priority games with three A’s, and Microsoft’s intentional inclusion of an extra letter indicates its serious intent to revolutionize the marketplace with this new concept.
With Microsoft attempting to alter the world of video gaming through effective project management, international and domestic developers may seek to employ new talent to compete with the tech giant.

read more