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6 Skills Engineers Say You Need While Working in Tech

We asked our engineers to share the “soft” skills that have mattered most in their careers. Discover what skill sets rose to the top.


People in tech constantly ask, “Is there a better way?” If they want to improve the customer experience, asking questions and being curious about how things work and how they might resolve some customer pain points is where disruption, innovation and transformation begin. 

Relationship building

You must be a person who’s good at connecting with others, regardless of your role. Being able to talk to clients about their needs, discuss code details with the development team and work with and within the project/program leadership team to successfully deliver projects all require the ability to work well with people.


Effective communication is essential, as you’re often translating complex information for clients, stakeholders and others in nontechnical roles. 


People in tech must be skilled problem-solvers, as they are often tasked with identifying patterns and trends or brainstorming solutions to a bug. Being able to approach problems with a logical and analytical mindset is critical to success in these roles.

Attention to detail

Even small errors or oversights can have significant impacts on the accuracy and validity of insights or the success of new releases. Being able to meticulously review and analyze data and code ensures reliability and trustworthiness.

Thirst for knowledge

Tech is rapidly evolving, and even if you learn one coding language or feature, you’re never going to know everything. The most important thing is to always be willing to learn so that you can stay up to date with trends and continue expanding your skill set.

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