What are the hottest startup jobs in India?

By Allan Fernandes|13th May 2015
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Startups are all over the news today with much frenzy around new ideas and fresh funding. There is no question that the startup world is growing with each passing day. But growth also means growth in personnel. At SutraHR, we work with a large number of startups who demand the very best of the people. Some skills, however, are more sought after as compared to others.


Here’s a list of the most trending jobs in the startup world:

iOS/Android Developer

Innovative apps are on the rise and that creates an inevitable need for developers. Android and iOS being the most widely used operating systems, have the most demand in this field. Companies are aggressively looking out for creative developers who can bring ideas to life on a mobile device.

Skills needed: Experience working with iOS frameworks and Android SDK such as Core Data, Core Animation, Core Graphics and Core Text, third-party libraries and APIs, Strong OO design and programming skills in Java (J2EE/ J2ME), SQLite, MySQL or similar database management systems.

UI/UX Designer

Just creating a website or an app isn’t enough. It needs to be pretty and convenient and most importantly do the job in an effective way. After all it does represent the brand. Startups are investing big in finding the right people who could make their website or app stand out from the crowd.

Skills needed : Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, HTML, CSS, Rails, JavaScript/JQuery, ObjectiveC.

UI engineer

So you’ve decided what you want but now you also need to figure out the technicalities. A UI engineer converts great designs into a fully functional machine that not only looks good but also does the job. Skilled personnel here are a must in order to meet deadlines and save costs.

Key Skills: HTML/XHTML, HTML5, CSS3, JSP, PHP, Jquery, C/C++, Core JAVA(Beginner), Wordpress, Mysql,

JavaScript, Jquery.

Digital Marketing Head

You have the most brilliant idea and the most impressive product but you still have to sell it. The online market is growing as we speak and harbours a vast population of potential customers. There’s no wonder that Digital Marketing Heads are being frantically sought after to boost companies’ online presence.

Skills needed: Knowledge of SEO, SEM, SMO, Email marketing and other online marketing tools.

Machine Learning/ Data Scientists

You’ve heard people say, “Data never lies” and there is truth behind it too. Corporates and startups alike are looking towards data to uncover hidden stories. Correctly analyzing data can help identify loopholes and suggest the best way to move forward. The demand for Machine Learning/ Data Scientists is increasing many folds which makes it one of the hottest jobs at the moment.

Skills needed: Advanced understanding of MS SQL, MS Access, MS Excel , R, SPSS, MATLAB, Statistical Modelling using Univariate and Multivariate Regression Analysis, Generalized Regression Modeling, ANOVA/ANCOVA/MANOVA, Non-Parametric methods, Categorical and Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, mixed models, Factor Analysis, Sampling methods, Bayesian Statistics, Monte Carlo Markov Chain simulation, Experimental Design, Protocol Design, Survey Sampling, Clustering/Classification CART, Decision Trees, CHAID, Linear Optimization, etc

Development Operations Manager

You’re always going to need people to help you scale, automate and monitor your systems. DevOps personnel play a key role in shaping the architecture of systems. Startups are looking towards experienced DevOPs managers who can handle and protect their systems in the most efficient way.

 Skills needed: Automate provisioning, deployment and configuration management, Scale and optimize AWS resources

Python Developer

Python’s easy to understand and non-cluttered code has made it the language of the future. This has become the language of choice of many companies which makes Python developers a much needed resource.

Skills: Knowledge of Python and related frameworks, Django framework to build websites, Experience building RESTful APIs & with MySql as a storage layer, xpertise with git version control. 

Product Manager

Of course, ROIs are important and that’s the job of the product manager. Crafting the product to derive the optimum business value is their crucial task. Startups are looking for people with proven experience who can make their product more market worthy.

Skills needed: Excellent judgment, Data-driven decision making, managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, shaping business strategy for technical products or services, exposure to web technologies like Core Java, JSP, Java Servlets, Java Struts, Spring, & hibernate.