Just six months ago, I wrote about the Silicon Milkroundabout job fair in East London, where start-ups were on the look-out for new developers, software engineers, sysadmins, and QA specialists – and it was such a success they are bringing it back later this month. But this time, as well as these purely technical jobs, start-ups are looking for people to fill other roles such as product management, user experience (UX) design, visual design, and intelligence/analytics.
City firms like Goldman Sachs and Barclays, as well as huge technology firms such as Google and Facebook have been poaching a lot of the talent in the technology sector for a long time, but start-ups are in need of these talents as well. And working for a start-up, one can be part of a small and dynamic team, have a say in how the company transforms, and most importantly have a real influence on how the technology and businessevolves.
To tempt these talented individuals to the start-up scene, 105 technology startups are coming together to offer 800 jobs at Silicon Milkroundabout. 1,500 people turned up at the event in October – with people looking to move from Google, Facebook, Barclys, Goldman Sachs, The Guardian, Microsoft, Skype, Amazon, and many more. This time there are two days – Saturday is “Product Management and Design” and Sunday is “Engineering” – with 1,500 free tickets available for each. The tickets will disappear quickly though so register now if you’re interested.
The event is being held on May 26th and 27th. To register – head on over to SiliconMilkroundabout.com