Information Technology

Every information technology company"s staff requirements are dynamic. Novo understands these diverse needs of our clients and individuals that bring them together. Thus all our IT staffing and recruitment solutions are tailored made to meet each client’s requirements efficiently. Our IT clients find our variety of employment scenarios like Contract, Contract-to-Hire and Fulltime placement extremely compatible with their processes and result oriented.

At Novo, we possess extensive experience in sourcing, processing and recruiting information technology professionals. Our expert IT recruiters bring valuable industry insight to all IT talent searches.

Our team employs an aggressive recruiting strategy and maintains exclusive personal connections with most sought after IT professionals. We bring ingenuity and positive relationship building while sourcing IT talents for all levels of employment in your organization. Many companies in the nation consider Novo as an exclusive source for IT recruitment.

We specialize in sourcing information technology professionals in positions including:

Enterprise Software Product Engineering has evolved through multiple phases to its current state of maturity in India. CareerNet is proud to have played the significant role of an enabler in this ecosystem in its early phases.

This space in the technology industry started out with India based teams being extended workbenches, doing specific coding tasks assigned to them with no visibility, into the product, the individual modules and functionality or market need. This was followed by a phase where the local teams had ownership of specific individual modules, thereby building parts of the products in India with limited visibility into overall product development. The next phase was when overall product development started being driven by teams in India based on the MRD, PRD and design being driven by teams overseas. We are now witnessing the fourth and most recent phase, where products are being designed and developed for local markets; India based leadership and involvement in entire product development right from market and product requirements, design, development and testing.

Product engineering professionals need to have a blend of superior technical skills, excellent understanding of the business domain and keen insight of the behavioral traits and patterns of users. While the talent pool in India typically has very strong technical skills, exposure to business and markets has been limited. The other challenge is that engineers who begin to cut their teeth on products typically don't stay on beyond one cycle of product development.

The IT infrastructure sector has kept its pace with the software industry of the country and is now one of the main sectors driving growth in India. From break-fix and IMAC operations in the late 1980s, to setting up remote infrastructure management services for companies across the globe today, this sector has gone through tremendous amount of evolution, especially in the last few years. With many traditional sectors becoming IT-savvy this service sector has managed to cut across many industries in India.

Today infrastructure management services companies provide a wide range of offerings to their clients in a variety of business models. From providing networking and IT administrative support to helping clients to strategically think about outsourcing or setting up data-centers, the infrastructure management services sector today provides key inputs and services to its clients that directly impact their bottom-line. This trend is strongly supported by the fact that the CIO or the internal IT organizations in companies across all sectors are playing a very important role in deciding budgets and internal growth strategies.

This huge growth in the sector has increased the demand in recruiting the IT professionals with a sound understanding of technologies and specialized skills of network administration, storage management, data center setup and management etc. A large number of finishing schools and certification centers today cater to this strong demand for such IT professionals. Another recent trend that has boosted this need for talent acquisition in this sector is the emergence of India as a key player in providing the Remote Infrastructure Management Services. Today infrastructure of many of the top companies in the Europe or the Americas can be managed effectively from Tier 2 or 3 cities of India.

The application development segment is the oldest sector in the Indian IT space. The outsourcing and services sector provided the wings for the soaring fortune of the IT industry in India. The segment now enjoys a healthy mix of enterprise, consumer, online and service based application development. There are about 1.6 million professionals employed in the software industry in India and about 80% of those work in the application development space.

The professional expertise in the application development space has huge skill variations primarily owing to the multiple types of companies that occupy this space. Though the space was developed by big Indian services companies, the huge demand for quality talent has resulted in spreading of talent across the board. Of late the primary beneficiary of talent movement has been giant product based multinational firms along with smaller but highly technology intensive product firms.

Gone are the days, when storage management just meant creating some space on a computer's hard drives or an assortment of other peripheral storage and backup devices. Today, storage management has become an integral part of an enterprise's information architecture function bringing in an entire set of industry standards, software and hardware elements and purpose built solutions.

Decreasing prices in Storage Area Network (SAN) components, coupled with Virtualization, Data consolidation, Data Replication (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP), IP storage, Disaster Recovery, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) gaining momentum is resulting in non linear growth in this sector. The storage market today is characterized by multiple hardware and software solutions addressing complex storage needs, and competition amongst major storage management vendors bringing out world class products.

India has been a hub for development and innovation in this area with most of the large storage management vendors having established product development centers in India for some time now. With recruitment of talent becoming the critical differentiator for the success of these organizations, India is currently witnessing fierce competition for talent acquisition in this space.

As in many other knowledge intensive industries, India is demonstrating significant growth and leadership in the semiconductor industry, through the execution of the most complex and latest technology designs. The Indian semiconductor industry ecosystem comprises VLSI design, hardware/board design and embedded software offering services and solutions across the whole design lifecycle from chip architecture, design, development, verification and validation all the way to tape out. Several companies have also announced big ticket investments in fabs and manufacturing facilities in India marking a new beginning in this industry spanning the complete semiconductor industry lifecycle.

The industry currently employs engineering professionals spread across Analog, Digital, EDA, Hardware/ Board, DSP, Multimedia and the Embedded Software design domains; Eighty percent of the total workforce employed by the Indian semiconductor industry, works in the embedded software space.

Software testing in the recent past has become more strategic and vital in ensuring quality in the software development process. A sizable portion of the software testing market constitutes the outsourced testing market opportunity. India is poised to become a leader in this market with an increasing number of companies outsourcing their software testing work to India. While there is a large software testing community in the industry, there is also tremendous competition for high quality talent in this space. A very large proportion of all recruitment in the Indian IT sector is in the software testing space; this is accompanied by increasing demand for skilled testers driven by the huge potential for outsourced testing.

The problem of recruiting talented testing professionals is compounded by the fact that IT professionals view software testing as a stop-gap arrangement and merely a waiting area to get into other areas of software development. To the industry's relief, this perception is changing gradually with more and more IT professionals looking at software testing as a serious career option.

The Indian Telecom Industry is one of the largest in the world and is the fastest growing market globally representing unique opportunities for global companies in this space; India is also the second largest wireless network in the world after China.

In India, over the last 5 years, the telecom sector has witnessed unprecedented growth in areas like mobile telephony, radio paging, VoIP, value added services, Internet and satellite communication services. The demand for talent in the telecom sector is clearly increasing, with service providers offering customers a bouquet of new services such as broadband, digital and wireless connectivity. The sector is creating new employment opportunities in practically every business area - Technical, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care to name a few.

India has been the destination of choice for several global corporations as well as venture funded startups in the telecom space. The expertise and skills in this space, which span across wireless and wireline networks, mobile convergence, handset development, wireless applications and access equipment, have been relatively hard to find while recruiting.

The birth of the Indian IT industry was in Software Services. A large part of the growth of the software services industry has been and will continue to be in IT and BPO Services; India's software and services revenue is poised to grow between 21 and 24 per cent during 2008-09 to touch $ 63 billion.

The large global players and the "India Big Six" have created massive talent acquisition machines; the recruitment efficiency in itself provides them with significant competitive advantage. The key recruiting challenge for these players is not availability of manpower but highly evolved processes, reliable execution and efficiency in talent acquisition.

The next tier of players have leveraged opportunities in multi-sourcing, niche application specialization, outsourced product development, industry domain focus and flexible engagement models to attract clients; they face a distinctly different set of challenges.

The Networking industry in India has seen robust growth; software research & development capabilities in India have rapidly evolved attracting market leading global players as well as venture capital investors staggering direct investment commitments. Currently, over 150 global corporations have captive R&D centres in India, besides a host of government and privately funded R&D organizations, supported by a large pool of qualified scientists and engineers and the excellent educational and R&D infrastructure in India.

The emergence and adoption of newer technologies is the another factor paving way for the growth of the networking industry in India; some of these driving technologies include IP-based converged networks, wireless mobile networking (mobility), IP telephony, IP based secure networking, data centre automation solutions, unified communications and telepresence. The Government, enterprise and SMB segments are all major consumers today, driving this explosive growth.

Given all this, the competition for recruiting the "desired" talent like networking professionals and security specialists, has become extremely intense. There is an obvious dearth of expertise specifically in the emerging technology areas across levels from fresh university graduates to CXO positions.