Jobs in Tech 101
What is a “tech company?” What types of jobs exist? What is it like to work there? Am I qualified for a job in tech? Wait, don’t I need to know how to code?
Jobs in Tech 101.
We analyzed 1,800 job postings on the Index, scoured the Department of Labor’s O*NET database, and consulted 30+ industry professionals. Jobs in Tech 101 summarizes our findings and demystifies Indy’s tech landscape. Field by field, we break down typical work activities, highlight stand-out professionals, and help you match your interests, abilities, and skills to a career path.
So what is a “tech company?”
Whether you’re earning your stripes at a start-up or in the city’s tallest tower, there are a few types of companies you could work for:
Build and sell software, data, or computer hardware products.
Sell people-powered services like IT, design, development, etc.
Build and operate data centers and internet infrastructure.
Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.
Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.
Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.
Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.
IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.
Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.
Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.
Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.
Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.
Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.
HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.