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Re: Most Of The Global Layoffs Have Been In Tech by airsaylongcome: 2:30pm On Jan 31

In some cases the hours can run simultaneously. You just switch between jobs. However the greatest issue is human error and some have occurred. It's one of the reasons some companies opt for non compete agreement

Running two jobs concurrently is hell. Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt. Never Again

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Re: Most Of The Global Layoffs Have Been In Tech by MemoriesAndMe: 2:43pm On Jan 31

You've got a great profile. it's nice when individuals try to upskill themselves. I hope you've gotten your TS/SCI.

So now to the meat. Broadly roles in IT is either you're working as a developer or support. We've got a few roles in between but let's keep it simple. I know in everyone's mind IT support refers to the desktop support or entry level IT positions. But because of my background I have more respect for the support teams than developer teams. This is because support teams provides technical assistance by troubleshooting and resolving IT issues by IT experts. There are hundreds of unresolved IT issues today because we lack experts.

Let's take an aspect of cybersecurity. Packet analysis which is a branch of network forensics, requires deep knowledge of various IT domains, your tools can range from Wireshark to Splunk, Dynatrace and whatever ...but the work is troubleshooting.

In Cloud and Telecoms and some of the support teams requires minimum of 10 years industry experience. You can get paid as much as 50k for receiving a page. Some of the IT support consultants take away over 100k a month.

The IT space lacks specialized skills today. For example BGP is the most complex IP routing protocol and in the past many people worked all their lives studying BGP but today the interest is different. A 3-month course and everyone is claiming a specialist. The race for quick delivery has left security loopholes in many systems and applications, that's why security sells. From DevSecOps to SecDevOps to DevOpsSec to SecDevSecOpsSec shows the different challenges that security has in integrating into the software development lifecycle. It's going to get worse.

What's your role in the bank? cyber analy, Appsec, audit, Inc res, Pen tester, Net sec, architecture, admin. I just like learning.

I do Network Security and Application Security at the bank as a Cybersecurity Engineer, prior to that, I worked in the corporate network governance team as a Cybersecurity Engineer too, but my role there was different - I was enforcing the various policies like PCI-DSS, NIST standards etc, so every firewall and proxy requests passed through my team before they can be implemented - we review the policies, compared them to what violates the company policies and either approve or reject them.

Those rejected often lead to several meetings which can be annoying when you're tucked in meetings with various teams explaining what they're doing wrong and pointing them in the right direction.


Re: Most Of The Global Layoffs Have Been In Tech by Gerrard59(m): 3:31pm On Jan 31

If I dont enter that country in my lifetime to work I dont think my soul will rest in peace

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Re: Most Of The Global Layoffs Have Been In Tech by Nobody: 5:20pm On Jan 31

Running two jobs concurrently is hell. Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt. Never Again

It would feel like your life is lost and the money you're working for will not show because you have no time to enjoy it, nor to spend with your family once you do 2 jobs. I tried this in 2019, one day I nearly broke down in tears as the stress & deadlines for both wanted to kill me. Nevertheless, I go try run 2 jobs this again year as I'm getting short of funds grin

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Re: Most Of The Global Layoffs Have Been In Tech by shegzhkn: 6:03pm On Jan 31

As I said before, I'm beyond that level where anyone will even think of offering me an IT support role even here in the US, not to talk of Nigeria. If a firm can't pay me $150k PA and above, let them keep their job. I haven't earned less than that since the past 7 years and sometimes I do multiple jobs and clock about $600k PA.

So why would I want to settle for tech support job that only pays around $50k or just a bit more per annum?

I don't know how much they pay them in Nigeria, but it's God Forbid for me. Tech support audience is even totally different from my audience and I don't even expect going backwards.

I started as analyst - my Bachelor's here was in Information Technology and I majored in Systems Analysis. After I graduated here, I was immediately hired by NCR Corporation at their world headquarters here in Atlanta, Georgia. NCR exists in Nigeria too.

I resigned from NCR after 3 years and joined General Electric, stin in their IT space, I was an IT lead there in their Governance, Risks and Compliance space, I left and joined another firm as a developer, I then went into consulting - I wotker for at least 3 consulting firms that sent me anywhere in the world they want me to go for various project.

I got tired of all the traveling and I'm back in Atlanta where I live and work with a bank here as a Cybersecurity Engineer.

Does that answer your question?

Lol, worked at booz Allen Hamilton??

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