Comparing JIRA Admins, Consultants and Architects

We bring you the skills series and our focus in this blog will be on JIRA professionals, the skills that sets one job role apart from the other.

When we talk about agility in the workspace, only one word rings the bell, i.e. JIRA. We all know that JIRA is a project management software by Atlassian, but what many of you may not be aware of is as listed in the infographic below.

What do JIRA Professionals do?

Professionals vouch that knowledge and experience of JIRA have helped them secure better jobs. Experience in JIRA adds value to a resume in the current job market. JIRA professionals are people who are proficient in certain aspects of JIRA software. As per the roles these professionals play in an organization, their job titles vary.

Jira Administrators have application and server configuration experience, they use Jira reporting and dashboard to run BI reports with knowledge of JQL (JIRA Query Language), Scrum, Kanban and other technology frameworks with their specific KPI tools.

Jira Consultants develop plug-ins with knowledge of API development, and experience in collecting organizational process requirements, designing new development and management process for the organization and finally executing migrations.

Jira Architects with strong technical skills that include hands-on coding ability, a deep understanding of architecture and an ability to foresee and plan for changes.

Overview of JIRA Professionals (Administrator, Consultant and Architect)

Qualification Undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Master’s degree

Experience as JIRA Administrator

Well-versed with Atlassian product suite focussing on JIRA as a Project Administrator
Experience in consulting, technical support or software development for Atlassian products

Skilled in programming in Java, JavaScript, and Groovy

Expertise in administering Atlassian products

Consulting service experience in agile development and/or ITSM (ITIL, ISO 20000)

Good knowledge and practice of SDLC (including DVCS and Continuous Deployment)
Expert in Atlassian product suite (Jira, Confluence, and others)

Certifications and experience in project management, scaled agile/agile (SAFe), delivery or service management

Knowledge of SDLC, ITIL and agile frameworks

Technical know-how of common networking terms and tools
Salary $34,415 to $92,771 pa (per annum) $122,959 pa $153,821 - $240,074 pa

What Matters Most to a Hiring Manager Looking for JIRA Professionals?

Knowledge of hard skills tops the list, but unless it is not matched with complementary soft skills, it is of little value. To make an impression on your hiring manager in your upcoming interview, kindly review the list of soft skills outlined below.

  1. A helpful attitude
  2. Treats customers as partners
  3. Positive approach to fixing problems
  4. Creating and cultivating a relaxed work environment
  5. A team player
  6. Great communication skills
  7. Passionate about work
  8. An analytical mindframe
  9. Quality conscious

What Makes RulesIQ an Ideal Recruitment Partner?

RulesIQ has been working with its diverse partners for over eight years now. We aim to serve our partners in the best way possible by adopting best recruitment practices. We have learned that having a keen eye for identifying the different job profiles and what sets them apart is essential for serving our partners in the best way.

Apart from the above, here are some reasons that sets us apart from our competitors.

  • We have hundreds of vetted candidates in our database
  • We have senior and specialized technical recruiters to communicate and understand our partners’ specific needs and supply them with talent quickly
  • We have achieved great success using our referral programmes with existing contractors and channel partners. This has helped us in increasing the speed to market
  • We have a significant bench strength of talent in our payroll

About RulesIQ

We help you in finding the right talent in technology, digital transformation, and user experience. Whether you are looking for full-time talent or contract workers or somewhere in between, we have a ‘MatchIQ’ model for you that can be tailored to fit your needs. Get in touch with us right away!