This bulletin focuses on the software technology subsector in Northern Ireland and includes videos from four people who work locally in different roles within software technology.
What is software technology?
John Healy, Managing Director of Allstate Northern Ireland, the largest IT company in Northern Ireland, explains:
“Software technology is such a broad field and it isn’t just about software technology companies, it’s about the software that’s used in companies right across the piece and…how you use technology to drive businesses forward”
Watch John discuss software technology further, why he would recommend a software career and what advice he would give to someone hoping to build a career in the sector:
Anne Gallagher, Johnson Controls
Watch Anne Gallagher, Senior Director of Engineering at Johnson Controls, explain what her job role entails, the various opportunities in software technology and her views on the most rewarding and challenging aspects of working in the sector.
Roisin Goodman, apprentice software engineer, Kainos Earn As You Learn scheme
Watch Roisin Goodman, apprentice software engineer on Kainos’ Earn As You Learn scheme, describe what her role involves and the skills and attributes she believes are most important for developing a career in this area:
Joe McCrea, software engineer, Etain
Watch Joe McCrea, software engineer at Etain, explain his pathway into the software technology sector and how individuals can make the most of informal learning opportunities to enhance their software skills.
Software Technology ezine
Download our ezine which provides the following information:
Software Technology landscape
The Northern Ireland software technology landscape - provides information to help illustrate the current and future landscape of software technology in NI.
Q and A with Professor Liam Maguire
Professor Liam Maguire, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment at Ulster University, outlines his career path to date, explains why it is important to highlight the opportunities available in the local software sector and offers his advice to those interested in a software career.
Pathways into the software technology sector in NI
This section includes information on current NI course provision, for those wishing to enter a career in software technology.
Useful software technology websites
This contains some useful websites, providing further information for young people and adults interested in a career in software technology.
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