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The Computer Software industry includes businesses for development, maintenance and publication of software that are using different business models, mainly either "license/maintenance based" (on-premises) or "Cloud based." The industry also includes software services, such as training, documentation, consulting and data recovery. Globally, the Computer Software industry was valued at $389 billion in 2020. Major companies include Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and Symantec.

What are common job types in the Software industry?

Data Security Analyst - Data Security Analysts monitor their organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs, and install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.

Web Developer - Web Developers are responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client's specifications.

Computer Software Engineer - Computer Software Engineers conceptualize, design, construct, install, maintain and repair computer systems. They advise users regarding the technical direction of their computer systems based on their needs. They may recommend making changes to an existing system or installing an entirely new system.

Computer Hardware Engineer - Computer Hardware Engineers develop, design, and test computer hardware components for computer and electrical systems. Their duties may include designing and testing computer hardware components, analyzing test data, eliminating errors, modifying existing hardware, and designing hardware for other electrical devices.

Account Executive - Account Executives plan and coordinate account activity, generate sales opportunities, and report status of accounts on a regular basis.

Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical Engineers design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design. They investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to recommend remedies, and develop and test prototypes of devices they design.

CE Instrumentation Engineer - Critical Environments (CE) Instrumentation Engineers maintain availability, data quality, service and change management, reporting, and the security of all computer systems and applications that monitor, control, host, transport, and deliver data.

What Software jobs are in demand?

Data Security Analysts and Computer Software Engineers are the most in demand jobs in the Computer Software industry. Data Security Analysts are in high demand due to the increasing concern for security against cyber attacks. Computer Software Engineers have continued to rise as technology advances and cloud software becomes more desirable.

What are the highest paying Software jobs?

Systems Engineers, Data Security Analysts, Computer Software Engineers, and Computer Hardware Engineers are the highest paying jobs in the Computer/Software industry. Systems Engineers earn on average $102K per year, while Data Security Analysts earn $106K per year. Computer Software/Hardware Engineers earn the highest, with $109K per year.

Why should one start a career in the Software industry?

A career in the Computer Software industry offers a high salary and continuous growth in a booming industry. As technology advances, so will your skills in this industry. A career in the Computer Software industry can allow you to get in on the ground floor of technological advances, in turn increasing your knowledge and learning opportunities within the Computer Software industry.

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Senior Analyst - Associate Project Manager

Job Ref: # EB-9754126960
Date Posted: 2/2/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Reston, VA
Category: Computer/Software
Salary: $70,000 - $75,000


Title: Senior Analyst - Associate Project Manager
Location: Reston, VA
Schedule: M-F Days – not a 9-5 job – must be willing to work the hours necessary to meet project deadlines
Compensation: $90k+ Total Compensation - $70k-$75k base salary, depending on experience, plus up to $5k/Quarter Bonus, plus potential discretionary bonuses based on performance, plus Equity
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), short/long-term disability, flexible spending/health savings accounts, PTO plus paid Holidays, and more.
Vaccine Requirement: no requirement

Position Description:
In collaboration with the Principal Project Manager, the Associate PM will develop and execute project plans for data analysis initiatives. Leveraging strong people management, organization, prioritization and Excel skills, the Associate PM will manage and audit the efforts of a team of 15 Analysts and progress findings to the Final Report team in accordance with project timelines.

• Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with project goals and timelines
• Oversee the day-to-day execution of projects, ensuring adherence to plans and timelines
• Compile data from diverse sources, ensuring accuracy, integrity, and relevance
• Monitor and assess data for various attributes such as authenticity, expectancy, timeliness, and relevancy
• Leverage internal processes and procedures to enhance project turn-around time
• Generate comprehensive reports on project progress, key metrics, and data analysis findings
• Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of methodologies, processes, and procedures
• Actively participate in group discussions to determine information relevancy related to priority requirements
• Conduct detailed examinations of gathered information
• Collaborate in the refinement and implementation of methodologies
• Engage in mentoring activities, sharing knowledge with team members

• Bachelor’s of Arts or Science degree in finance, business management, public administration, engineering, or a related field
• Minimum of 1 year of project management experience
• Minimum of 1 year of team leadership experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience working with Project Management tools
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Effective communication skills and ability to contribute to group discussions
• Analytical mindset
• High level of initiative – proactive – desire to learn and grow in your career
• Willingness to work beyond core hours of 9 – 5 and weekends/holidays, as needed

Company Description:
Our client is a global data mining, forensics and incident response company serving the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) market. They are dedicated to meeting the intricate data and privacy needs of clients in a diverse range of industries, including Healthcare, Legal, Education, Public Accounting, and Service/Entertainment. With its validated, transformative and scalable software solution, the company securely and swiftly responds to Cybersecurity breaches and threats – quarantines and manages data, analyzes compromised data, mitigates damage, and executes plans and actions to resolve issues.

The company was founded by a Data Governance software solutions provider with over 15 years of experience in providing off-the-shelf tools to address sensitive data and privacy requirements to clients around the world. The company is focused on easing the impact of cyber-attacks in a way that exceeds client expectations.

Why this opportunity?
Our client has experienced rapid growth, more than doubling its team in the past 6 months! If you are looking for a fast-paced, challenging and highly rewarding career, this company is a dynamic, nimble, collaborative and fun team that celebrates and monetizes hard work, customer service and mission accomplishment. There is tremendous room for growth based on performance!

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