RSI provides its clients with superior Computer Software talent acquisitions through its Computer Software Executive Search Firm Specialty Team. Our highly trained Compute Software Executive Search Firm consultants have real-world Computer Software experience, making them the best-suited for conducting Computer Software and executive searches to enhance the staffing infrastructure in both private and public organizations.
Reaction Search is a nationwide Computer Software executive search firm dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting and delivering the highest-caliber Computer Software professionals. We’re talking about Computer Software and executives who can step into a Computer Software position and begin contributing to your company immediately. Whether you need to find a Computer Software CEO or to build an entire Computer Software team virtually overnight, Reaction Search is the answer to your Computer Software executive search needs. We connect time-strapped employers with talented Computer Software candidates.
RSI has a network of professional Computer Software and executive search recruiters located in major cities across the country. These Computer Software recruiters have a proven process to find quality Computer Software candidates and match them to positions that fit their particular skill set. Many are industry insiders who have worked in the positions for which they now recruit talent, and use this advantage to perpetuate RSI’s extremely high retention rate within the Computer Software Executive Recruiting Division. They are familiar with the key players and the “ins and outs” of the Computer Software field. These Computer Software executive recruiters know the questions to ask, and are able to quickly assess candidate competency. These insights enable them to consistently recruit premium applicants.
From start-up to Fortune 500 companies, our extensive Computer Software knowledge base and proven record of accomplishment enables RSI to expeditiously and thoroughly customize and complete each Software Executive Search. We provide outstanding service and bottom line results by servicing a comprehensive range of disciplines.
RSI’s Computer Software Executive Search Firm team specializes in specific careers. By determining which career path a candidate wants to take, and whether or not they have what it takes to succeed in such a career, RSI can successfully wrap up the search for your new Computer Software professional.
In order to be a successful computer engineer, candidates must be somewhat, if not very, creative, inquisitive, logical, detail oriented and able to work in a team setting. They must also have great communication skills—both written and oral—in order to clearly and effectively communicate thoughts and ideas to the people they work with and for. Great computer engineers have complex problem solving and critical-thinking skills, and must display adept learning and listening so that they can make good, informed decisions. However, while having these basic skills is required in our candidates, we also look for the following:
Most people enter these industries with a bachelor’s degree, usually with a focus in engineering, though higher and continued education is desired in top-notch companies. They then specialize in one particular area when on the job or in graduate school. Graduate training may not be required for the engineers, but if candidates hope to land a faculty position or a research job with a development program, it is. Many high level executives have started their careers as engineers, but they broadened their education with business administration classes and kept up-to-date on the latest technologies to get where they’re at today.
Designing a computer program isn’t easy when candidates first start out. They may put a lot of time and effort into planning things out on paper, but doing so doesn’t substitute for actually having used the program. If they write the codes and then decide, once the program is up and running, that they want to add on little button where another is, how simple that task is going to be all depends on how much flexibility they originally gave their program.
Oftentimes, newbies to the field don’t create architectures that are strong enough to support any more codes. If the program is well designed, it allows room for one button to be added here or there, without it interfering with the other buttons. However, if the software is programmed so that the position of the button is governed by its location in pixels, then moving one button could mean changing where every single button is located. Sometimes this could mean changing up to twenty lines of codes (two for each line) just to move ten buttons. And if an employee makes one mistake with one button, they’re likely to experience unexpected results.
Computer programming can be tough work, and many experienced programmers have learned to draw designs by first writing simple programs where they don’t have to worry about these issues. Overtime, they develop the ability to create programs in which the positions of the buttons are linked, and changing one wouldn’t mean changing the other.
Design is essential in computer programming, and the more thought a candidate shows that they put into it, the more flexible, advanced and all around better your software will be.
Because computer programming requires a lot of design, it is only natural that computer programmers be creative as well. Creative thinking applies to just about every aspect of their career, as they will need to not only write codes, but be able to think outside the box in order to find problems within their own and others’ programs. As Jack Baty, developer of software that sped up testing and analysis for oil samples, once said:
“When you’re programming, you have to focus on a problem for a long time and let your mind wander, as you imagine all the possibilities. It’s really similar to an artist, who gets lost in the process of creating, drawing, or a sculpture, or a painting. You’re writing code and you get into a creative place, a zone, and wow, you can really rock.”
Creativity is also a desirable trait in our software and hardware candidates as well, though it is most important in programmers.
Though degrees are important, employers usually place more emphasis on actual work experience. Many recent college graduates with sparkling report cards can’t find work because they lack portfolios. A candidate who has a limited formal education but a strong knowledge of, say, several programming languages has a better chance of finding employment. They should advantage of all available work opportunities and internships. The more experience a candidate can show, the better their chances of finding a position through us.
Aside from design, flexibility is one of the most essential traits to have in the computer industry. In addition to having to cope with endless details, computer industry employees must be able to deal with a job in which there is almost no consistency. Their job is highly unpredictable, and they must be able to switch projects at any given moment, and even work on several projects at once. It is not uncommon for them to have to switch gears in the middle of a huge project, or to be interrupted, even when they’re deep in thought.
Patience is essential in computer industry candidates, and not just in the beginning when they’re first learning to design software. At some point in their career, they will make a mistake that will cost them hours of debugging, only to realize that they were misspelling a variable name the whole time. Even experienced employees make these mistakes, but the better a candidate is, the more interesting they will find these “set-backs.” If they are patient with their mistakes and work through each one thoroughly, they will find that not only do they learn more than had they done it right the first time, but that the computer industry is as much exhilarating as it is frustrating.