Edge Computing Association is officially in expansion mode with the introduction of a new initiative that accompanies news, features, opinions and analysis – a job board dedicated to edge computing careers.

This month’s official launch of Edge Careers has been designed so that it will target organizations in need of talent and talented IT workers either looking to move elsewhere or about to launch a career in a segment of the computing industry that is growing rapidly.

In short, if you have a career in IT, this is the place to be.

According to Filippo Rizante, the CTO of Reply, a company that delivers consulting, system integration and digital services to organizations across a range of sectors, “edge computing is here to stay.

“It is already starting to reshape enterprise computing and it can play a vital role in IT architectures,” he says. “All the industries that need to perform the computing tasks as close to where data is gathered as possible will benefit from edge computing.

“In the next five years edge computing will be an exponentially growing market in all “Europe-5” and “Big-5” clusters’ countries. Germany will be the biggest European market for both cloud and edge with the U.S. being the dominant market worldwide.”

The growing usage of IoT solutions, the closer combination of Information Technology and Operational Technology and the integration of Industrial Control Systems in the IT stack, as well as future 5G campus solutions for low-latency applications, are accelerating the need for edge solutions, Reply said following the release of a new report entitled From Cloud to Edge.

Overseeing development of Edge Careers will be ECA founder Phil Bliss and Chris Kedwell, ECA’s vice president of engagement.

“What prompted the job board from my perspective, quite simply, is that there is not anything like this in the edge community,” says Bliss. “We have several organizations that cover the industry and promote it through various events, but nobody is doing News and Careers jointly.

“You can go to various job boards like Indeed and others, but you are certainly not going to learn about the industry the way you can from the ECA news items and feature feeds. This way, you not only keep up to date on the latest trends, but also explore the job market at the same time, which is extremely important.”

Describing ECA Careers as the “missing link,” he added that job seekers and firms recruiting will also be highlighted not only on the site, but also in ECA’s bi-weekly newsletter, which currently is distributed to 200,000 subscribers located in North America, the U.K. and Europe.

“The world is changing and so are the jobs,” says Bliss. “Finding a job online still remains the best way to a new future.”

Candidates visiting the site, are advised that when looking for a career, “you need choice and data. Across our web site you can find news, trends and information to inform you about your next career move. We hope this makes find a new job a rewarding experience.

“Our career listings are spread across North America, the U.K. and Europe and we expect to build an even more global presence in the months ahead. We are driven to create a global careers and edge technology information portal designed for remote workers and employers.”

Meanwhile, Kedwell, who has experience in several disciplines in parallel to ECA – recruitment, marketing and IT development – has overseen projects in three continents and as a result, brings a global perspective to the mix. 

“I think many people underestimate the ubiquity of edge computing,” he says. “It’s all around us and is part of the fabric of our lives.

“As we look to the future of edge computing, here at Edge Computing Association we do not just deal with the tech, but the impact it has on how we live our lives, how we run our businesses, and how we impact the environment around us. This is just the beginning of our edge journey. Are you in?”

Paul Barker