If you look at many positions for job openings, you’d never know what business you are going to be working in. I don’t know about you, but if you actually know a lot about a particular business, it’s an advantage to you in comparison to others. Yet, IT departments routinely ask for commoditized (read: outsource capable) job skills without regard for knowing the business.
Consider these real job requirements for a Senior Engineering position and see what business all of this cool programming is for:
In addition to this knowledge, the person has to have a lot of experience:
And here are the position responsibilities:
Did you catch it?
“Familiarity with telecom provisioning or numbering a plus.” You’ll be programming systems that deal with number-portability in the telecom industry.
It’s just a “plus” to know about the business. And technologists wonder why there is such a disconnect between the business and IT.
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