Smoothstack Partners with Databricks to Drive Business Value with the Lakehouse Platform 

McLean, VA — September 26, 2023 Smoothstack, an IT services and solutions company with a unique ability to create net-new technology talent at scale via their Hire-Train-Deploy offering, today announced they have partnered with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying data and artificial intelligence (AI).      As a Databricks… Read More »

Smoothstack joins the RiseUp with ServiceNow global program to help close the IT skills gap and fuel tech employment equity 

McLean, VA — September 14, 2023 Smoothstack today announced it has joined the RiseUp with ServiceNow global program to help skill and train individuals in the ServiceNow ecosystem, preparing them for in-demand jobs in technology. The partnership will provide organizations with the talent needed to navigate the era of digital business while expanding career opportunities… Read More »

The World of Work Has Changed — and IT Hiring Must Keep Up

IT hiring trends continue to evolve as the business world itself does. And, today, seemingly every corner of it is changing fast. Read the full article here. This article was first seen on the Staffing Stream. The Staffing Stream is SIA’s guest blog.Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions.… Read More »

Skills Over Education: The Future of Tech Hiring

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Despite rising inflation and talk of a recession, there remains considerable demand for tech workers. The Great Resignation is impacting the world of tech hiring, as a growing number of tech staff are trading in their current jobs for better opportunities – creating a persistent turnover crisis. According to a Gartner survey, only 29% of… Read More »

5 Ways to Ace Your Tech Job Interview

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So you got yourself that tech job interview you’ve been seeking? Congratulations! However, in the ever increasingly competitive tech industry, how can you differentiate yourself from all the other fresh tech grads and coding bootcamp finishers? This is crucial as the unemployment rate among tech workers bumped up from 1.7% in July 2022 to 2.3%… Read More »

Smoothstack Helps Partner Meet Unique Microsoft Developer Requirements

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One of our biggest clients was working on a complex, highly technical project. On short notice, the project requirements changed. Our client needed to rapidly add ten more tech professionals who met a unique and challenging Microsoft developer profile. Adding these skilled resources on short notice presented a major challenge. Our client didn’t have the… Read More »

Smoothstack Supplies Large Systems Integrator with Hard-to-Source Tech Personnel

Many of Smoothstack’s most exciting and most dynamic partnerships are with large systems integrators.  Case in point: A large U.S. systems integrator has an engagement with a partner based in Washington, D.C. On short notice, the project requirements changed. Our systems integration partner needed to find specialized software engineers to fill new mission-critical roles –… Read More »

Do Coding Bootcamps Work? That Depends on Your Expectations

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Do coding bootcamps work? At Smoothstack, this is a question we get asked all the time. Lots of people are looking to jumpstart a career in tech, or switch lanes from a non-technology background – and bootcamps can seem like a powerful potential shortcut.  Because developer bootcamps promise students a quick way to acquire the… Read More »

How Federal System Integrators Can Overcome Federal Contract Challenges

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In 2021, over 93% of system integration providers announced plans to increase their workforce. Out of that figure, nearly 79% found the need to hire more staff to deal with the increased volume of work.  Why? Because systems integrators deal with large contracts where the headcount demands are high. This is especially the case for… Read More »