The Most In-Demand Technology Used by 2021’s Most Excited IPO Companies
We keep our fingers on the pulse of software development so we can better prepare students for the ever-changing job market. Many of our students and developers are interested in working in top tech startups. We decided to examine what it takes to be hired at other tech companies that will IPO this year, following Coinbase’s recent IPO ($COIN).
We focused our study on five tech companies: Instacart Nextdoor, Stripe and Robinhood. First, we used a Boolean search string to find open engineering and development positions at five companies. Our team then used StackShare for a list of tech tools each company uses to identify the technologies that developers need to be proficient in order to get hired at these companies.
Although this report doesn’t cover all the topics – there are always new technologies and projects at fast-paced tech companies – but it does give a guideline for developers on what languages, tools and skills they should be able to use to get hired at their dream companies. Coding Dojo is available online or at one of our campuses across the country. It can help you get a job at some the most innovative companies around the globe.
Let’s get to the data, without further delay!
Report on Findings
Total Open Development/Engineering Roles: 266
Most Open Development/Engineering Roles: Stripe (146)
COVID-19 has slowed down the hiring process for developers and workers who are interested in a career in the tech industry. As they scale up and prepare for their 2021 IPO, each company in this report has many career opportunities. The tech sector is hiring at an unprecedented pace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for Software Developers will grow by 22% (much more than the average), and demand for Web Developers & Digital Designers will grow by 8% by 2029.
Total tools/technologies used: 114
Instacart (26) is the largest application & data stack.
Largest DevOps Stack: Robinhood (24)
Instacart uses 26 technologies and tools for their website. However, the stack for their mobile application includes many of these technologies. Developers who have experience using any of these tools are well-equipped to get a job at the large grocery delivery company. Robinhood, which was founded April 18, 2013, is the youngest company in this report. It has historically not had a large DevOps group. The entire department had only two employees as of 2016. As the organization continues to expand its mobile app and web services, it appears that this is changing.
Top Programming Language: Python (used by 40% of the companies).
It’s not surprising that Python is the top language, as it also topped our Most In-Demand Programing Languages report of 2021. Businesses have been asking for more Python developers over the past few years. The number of jobs has risen dramatically since 2018. This is good news for programmers and those who are looking to start a career. Python is one the easiest languages to learn. It is also used in data science, analysis, web or program development, testing, and many other areas.
Top Framework: Bootstrap (used by 60% of the companies).
Top Utility: Google Analytics (used by 80% of the companies).
Google Analytics is the most widely used tool by businesses of all sizes to analyze customer preferences and behavior. It allows developers to interact directly with client libraries and APIs that are organized by data collection and configuration, processing, reporting, and reporting. It is crucial to be able to use the tool and make data-driven decisions based upon the information provided by Google Analytics. This is important for development prioritization as well as other business decisions such marketing spend.
Top DevOps tool: GitHub (used by 60% of the companies).
GitHub is an open-source repository that hosts and reviews code, builds software, and manages development projects. It is a trusted legacy system that has more than 40,000,000 users and over 100,000,000 repositories around the world. This makes it the largest code repository in the world. Here’s what Coding Dojo Vice President of Curriculum Todd Enders had a to say
Large tech companies will use multiple DevOps tools in order to organize their vast repositories.