Software Engineer: Switch Job Cards vs. Job Descriptions

At Switch, a mobile job app that allows users to scan job postings quickly and easily, our pared down job descriptions -- known as “job cards” -- strip away all the needless jargon and include only the essentials. Our personalized, simplified job descriptions can not only streamline your job search, but they also provide a better idea of how to focus your own resume and optimize your job hunt. Switch currently offers 18 different “job functions” that cover everything from account management to software engineering.

Today, we’ll look at the way software engineer job cards differ from typical internet job descriptions. For examples, check out the slideshow to the right. Then download the app to try it out for yourself!

Software Engineer Job Cards

In today’s tech-focused job market, software engineers are some of the most sought-after candidates, and they often end up with some of the highest-paying jobs anywhere in the business world. Software engineering is also the most popular field on Switch, with participating hiring managers looking for everything from a VP or engineering and lead software engineers to full stack engineers and backend engineers. While many engineers specialize in a certain aspect of the process -- design, development, maintenance, and so on -- job boards often group these sub-fields together. That can mean endless scrolling in pursuit of a specific programming language or platform.

At Switch, we do things a little differently. Our personalized recommendation algorithm brings you the most relevant postings, the job titles and descriptions of which are then displayed in clear, concise language. We strip the typical hiring mumbo-jumbo to its necessary parts -- salary, years experience, skills required, and a brief job description -- to make applying seamless. 

Most Popular Skills for Software Engineers

  • Proficient in one or more Programming Languages | Python | Ruby | GitHub | Java | C++ | HTML | CSS | SQL | PHP | Mysql | Objective C | Jquery | Ruby on Rails | Linux
  • Proficient in Software Development
  • Critical Thinking + Problem Solving Abilities
  • Proficient Design Sense
  • Passion for Technology
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills