10 Emerging Job Roles in IoT

Various domains have adopted the potential usage of Industrial IoT in their space, which have in turn led to massive job creation. But unlike other fields, IoT job market is a complex one given the wide variety and disparate skillsets required in this space.

Earlier this year, we listed down 10 skillsets needed in the Internet of things space, ranging from electronics engineers to statisticians. Obviously, this disparity in skill sets leads to a completely new industry within the job market as well.

So, in the field of IoT, generalists are giving way to specialists. Here we list down 10 emerging job roles in the space of Internet of Things.

IoT Product Manager

This is the professional who focuses on the execution part of the project. His role spans engagement from development to marketing to various routes to market. He/she partners with the development teams to take care of requirements and implementations.

IoT Architect

An architect primary role is to convert ideas into design and design into working code. He/she might not be the actual developer, but is the one that takes up a requirement and then transform them into a solution blueprint or landscape. They map business needs to system & technical requirements.

IoT Developer

This is the hands-on professional who gets down to the basic and creates the actual code.

Industrial data scientists

Internet of things generates huge about of data and wherever you find data, you will see a need to have analytics on top of it. This is creating a completely new genre of Data scientists who are experts on working with sensor data. These are professionals that are well versed with data science and are specifically well versed in applying analytics to sensor data and eventually to Internet of things.

Robot coordinator

The responsibility of robot coordinator will be to supervise the robots on the shop floor and counter any breakdowns or miscalculation. This professional executes both repetitive and disaster recovery duties.

Industrial engineer

While the IoT developer looks into the software part of IoT stack, industrial engineer takes care of the hardware part of Internet of Things. Hardware is the most important component of Internet of Things stack. Industrial engineer programs Robots and smart devices.

Industrial UI/UX designer

The top of the IoT stack is dashboards or visual screens that end users look at. These are interfaces that are either used to control the sensors or to examine the data coming out of it.

UI/UX designer would be integral part of the IoT professional ecosystem where this professional would take requirements on the end dashboard and would actually go on to design them.

Chief Internet of Things Officer (CIoTO)

We are yet to see this job title open up, but its imperative that companies in some key industries would find it inevitable to have a c-level job dedicated solely on IoT.

Fuller Stack Developer

IoT pushes developers to go beyond just full stack. Given the complex nature of various components fitting within the whole IoT stack, the developer of future would need to go beyond just software, but also incorporate hardware programming to their skillsets.

Industrial Networking engineer

This job role requires creative and talented engineers with experience in developing high-quality networking products on schedule. Again, networking is an important component of IoT and we would require separate networking engineers that over time have gathered expertise in developing networking capabilities for IoT devices.



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