In recent news, General Motors said that they're moving IT from an external function to an internal one. GM will open 4 technology centers with at least 500 employees in each in an effort to create more innovation and get products to market more quickly. This led us to wonder what type of specialized IT talent is the automotive industry recruiting. Below are some of the most advertised titles by the automotive industry for IT professionals.
- Software Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Program Manager
- Senior Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Embedded Software Electronic Development Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Systems Engineer
- Software Development Engineer Associate
- Product Development Engineer Web Application Developer
Employers hiring for these positions are also looking for candidates skilled in software development, project management, structure query language (SQL), Oracle Java, and Linux.
General Motors positioned their first tech center in Austin, TX because of the volume of qualified IT job candidates in the workforce in that area. While Austin is one of the top locations for hiring demand, does it also have the largest talent pool? Our candidate supply heat map below shows that Austin is among the locations with the largest talent supply in the US. However, being in a popular tech community it is not one of the locations with favorable recruiting conditions. The metropolitan area with the least difficult recruiting conditions is Appleton, WI.
Will other automakers follow GM's lead and focus on technology centers to build better cutting edge vehicles? Keep track of automotive IT hiring trends with a free trial of WANTED Analytics™.