Srinivasa Reddy Bode shared some valuable tips for graduates to crack a premium tech role in the industry in a captivating TalentSprint Peer Guru Session.

As enterprises push the needle on digital transformation, they need more one-person armies than ever before. They need tech brains who can handle massive and complex software projects in an end-to-end way. That’s why a lot of tech talent demand is leaning towards full-stack development.

The United States Bureau of Labour Statistics predicts that there will be 8,53,000 open job roles for Full Stack Developers by the year 2024. Further, the role is viewed as #4 on “Top Emerging Jobs for 2020” in LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report. Such is the demand for the Full Stack Engineer profession, from a wide range of developer and engineering backgrounds, says LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report.

What is Full Stack?
This development straddles both front end (client-side) and back end (server-side) portions of the web application. So it entails everything – the front-end, back-end, database, server-side, and other aspects.

The front-end frameworks and libraries here cover AngularJS, React.js, Bootstrap, SASS, etc. On the back-end, there is PHP and also C++, Java, Python, and Node.js. There are also stacks like MEAN, MERN, Django, Ruby on Rails, LAMP, etc.

This skill also includes server-side proficiency, management of databases through queries and APIs by client-side commands.

Companies need full-stack developers for two specific reasons. First, if a company is a start-up, it needs people who come with a complete toolkit. It helps them to rationalize resources but without compromising on tech-edge. Second, full-stack developers bring 360-degree confidence with a good grip on the entire stack of a software application. They can address anything in this area with a unique interdisciplinary skill-set. Their versatility covers not just the number of coding languages known, but also various aspects of software management.

How to get there?
Even if you are from a mechanical background, a full-stack development capability allows you many opportunities. It gives you exposure to both the front-end and back-end of technology. The first-hand experience of Srinivasa Reddy Bode corroborates this choice. He is an alumnus of TalentSprint’s Certified Full Stack Developer Program and is now an Integration Engineer at Maersk. In a recent ‘Peer Guru’ session, he shared how even starting with a bit of IT knowledge is not a barrier. But one has to study extra and put in some effort. If your faculty members are helpful, and the program content emphasizes your context, it speeds up the learning journey.

Srinivasa Reddy Bode shared some valuable tips for graduates to crack a premium tech role in the industry during one of the captivating TalentSprint Peer Guru Sessions.

Getting challenges and assignments adds weight and hands-on confidence here. Try to make the most of healthy competition and collaboration if you are aiming to develop this capability. Projects in Java and Angular – when done on their own- can be challenging but enriching. Be sure to sharpen your technical skills and communication skills because employers would look for the entire stack of skills here. Various interview rounds can cover multiple aspects, ranging from the basics of communication to the deep-end of Java. But once you have done your studies on an excellent platform, there is no need to panic. At times, employers also accommodate some wrong answers because they understand and appreciate an honest candidate who has a passion to continuously learn and grow in the long run. 

Platforms that are enriched with interactivity, and LMS capsules add a lot of depth and ease for learners. One can also ask doubts immediately and post questions with a fast response time. Today, a program online is not something to settle for but an advantage because even jobs are going in the WFH or online mode, so one gets an excellent runway to practice that model.

Worth the work?
And this field is going to explode with many more opportunities as we step ahead and out of the crisis.

The NASSCOM 2021 CEO Survey says that the economic outlook is promising, and the global economy is expected to rebound in 2021 and reach 5.5 percent. Business leaders are expecting more significant digitization deals and investments in core markets to power growth. It also added that the global tech spending is expected to recover, led by digital. About 71 percent of CEOs expect global tech spend to grow by over four percent. Also, 91 percent of CEOs believe that the IT-BPM growth will be better in 2021 than in 2020. About 95 percent of CEOs continue hiring in 2021 with the highest ever confidence in tech hiring outlook. Reskilling, building the right talent pool, products, platforms, and new business models are the top capability-building priorities in 2021. As companies embrace ambitious digital projects and step on massive transformation drives, the role of full-stack developers will get even more heightened. That means more demand, higher salaries, and an excellent time to tap this new road of growth.

Start becoming sharp and precise. Use the right thread of learning and stitch together your potential with this massive growth curve.