These Are The Software Roles You Can Leverage For Remote Working

The news that more than 40% of software engineers only want remote jobs won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who codes for a living. The figure comes from a State of Software Engineers report from last year, which also found that 21% of engineers said they’d quit their jobs immediately if asked to come back into the office.

A more moderate 49% said they would start looking for another job if that was the case. The fact is, most software engineers are what’s known as sole contributors. These are people who don’t have management tasks, and who work independently on projects without managing or overseeing the work of others.

Sole contributors are typically responsible for their own workload, making decisions and executing tasks within their area of expertise or responsibility. The pandemic did a number on many tech workers in that it shone a bright light on the fact that being in the office all the time isn’t particularly necessary for the majority of software pros.

There are, of course, cases where you do need to be on site. Some roles, especially in defense and aerospace companies, may involve sensitive information or require security clearances, making it necessary for work to be done in a controlled office environment.

Or, if you’re in hardware-related development, access to physical hardware in a lab setting might be crucial. Regulatory requirements in finance or healthcare could also mean that certain activities must be performed on site.

But many other software roles are suited to the sort of deep focus work you can do at home, in a quiet, undisturbed setting. Data from Upwork says that by 2025, around 32.6 million Americans (or 22% of the workforce) will be working remotely.

Software jobs to leverage for remote working

Because software engineers are in such demand, they have more leverage when it comes to asking for a remote role.

In particular, if you’re looking for a job in natural language processing, blockchain engineering, front and back end as well as full stack, cloud computing, version control with Git and GitHub, database management or cybersecurity, then you’ve got the best possible chance of securing the working conditions that work for you.

These are all highly sought-after, which gives those with the right skills more options. So, if you’re ready to put this to the test, then the VentureBeat Job Board is a good place to start your job search. New roles across the tech sector are added constantly, and below, you can discover five jobs that are currently available.

Senior Software Engineer, Whisker, Auburn Hills

Whisker, formerly known as AutoPets, is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot and As Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for ongoing AWS IoT development, integrations with third-party IoT products, co-management of Whisker’s agency partner, system debugging and more. You’ll also provide support to the mobile application team when developing new interfaces and debugging issues. See all the requirements here.

Database Engineer II, FLASH Technology Group, Linthicum Heights

As a Database Engineer at FLASH Technology Group, you will provide technical expertise for database design, development, implementation, information storage and retrieval, data flow and analysis. You’ll need database experience using MongoDB or MariaDB, including deployment and management of the database itself, debugging of optimization issues  and scaling. Plus, Python, Django, or Flask, ReST, Endpoint Development, Micro-Service Model, Swagger, AWS, C25 or other cloud experience, are all desirable. Find out more.

Full Stack Developer, MAXISIQ, Inc., Quantico

Are you a Full Stack Developer with back end focus in Python? MAXISIQ, Inc. is seeking an agile, TS-cleared developer familiar with Restful APIs and modern DevOps practices to join the company as an integral member of the IOMAXIS team in Quantico, VA where the work is truly dynamic, challenging and meaningful. Active Top Secret Clearance is required as is a Bachelor’s in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related field. The company will also consider experience in lieu of a degree. Apply right now.

Software Engineer — Python BackEnd Engineer, Capgemini, Atlanta

World leader in engineering and R&D services, Capgemini Engineering is an integral part of the Capgemini Group. As a Backend Python Engineer, you will play a key role in developing one of the largest data pipeline orchestration platforms for one of the biggest global social media products. You’ll investigate, create and implement the solutions for existing technical challenges, including building/enhancing the functionality connected with data processing and infra management. See all the information now.

API Software Engineer, CSC (Corporation Service Company), Wilmington

CSC is the world’s leading provider of digital brand, business, legal and tax services. As an API Software Engineer here, you’ll have access to a wide range of technologies and will influence how new solutions are built. You will also write software in Java, Python for creating, extending and maintaining microservices and API frameworks, build stable, scalable, and secure backend services as well as software deployment pipelines using CI/CD best practices. See what you’ll need to apply.

New jobs are added to the VentureBeat Job Board every week, browse those opportunities here.