Main image of article 31 Technology Job Positions Hiring During the COVID-19 Crisis

We’re beginning to see the economic consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, including across the technology industry. More than three million unemployment claims were filed in the United States last week, the highest ever (the previous record, 700,000 claims, occurred in October 1982). As cash-starved startups shut down and businesses everywhere recalibrate to the new reality, it’s natural for technologists everywhere to be concerned about the employment landscape.

Even as many industries contract, there’s still a pressing need for technologists who can do everything from keep cloud infrastructure running to designing e-commerce portals. Millions of employees working from home will mean that systems engineers, business analysts, and product managers must recalibrate companies’ operations to deal with new, widely dispersed teams and networks. Technology is more vital than ever as the world (and the global economy) wrestles with this crisis.   

As a result, companies are still hiring for many technology roles, including the following. These are the top positions on Dice at the moment; click through to see what’s available and where:

It’s okay during this uncertain time for technologists to be worried about virus-related layoffs. Indeed, new survey data from Blind found that 57.1 percent of surveyed technologists feared layoffs due to COVID-19. Some 24.9 percent of surveyed technologists are looking for new ways to supplement their income, and 40.2 percent believe it could take anywhere from six to 12 months for life to return to “normal.” 

If you’re unsure of how to adjust to this new reality, perhaps it’s time for a brief refresher on best practices for remote work and video conferencing, since those are key to the way most of us will work for the foreseeable future. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, take the time to give your résumé and other materials a quick polish. Times are stressful, but we’ll make it through!

For more COVID-19 content, check out the COVID-19 Jobs Resource Center.