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The 6 Best Ways to Land Tech Jobs in Israel

With hundreds of thousands of tech jobs in Israel, professionals need tools to find the right opportunity.

Where is the best place to work in tech? The answer increasingly seems to be Israel, the world’s startup capital, which raised over $25.6 billion in funding during a single year. As the nation’s R&D capabilities expand, tech professionals can choose from any number of innovative and rewarding careers. With that in mind, we’ve collected resources that might help you land one of the best tech jobs in Israel today.

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Finding tech jobs in Israel

Apply to Resonai

Attend a bootcamp

Find a government incentive program

Pursue tech in the military

Engage the startup community

Let them find you

Finding tech jobs in Israel

Apply to Resonai

If you’re looking for tech jobs in Israel, why not start with Resonai? We are the leader in augmented reality thanks to Vera, our comprehensive platform for transforming physical spaces into digital environments. Vera uses proprietary spatial computing and intelligent digital twin technology to render real-world locations and objects as virtual assets, complete with the infrastructure to measure, analyze, and enhance visitor engagement.

Vera helps organizations manage how their spaces are experienced, maintained, and monetized far more effectively. For example, malls and retailers can implement indoor navigation features that guide customers to specific products. These tools can also analyze shopper foot traffic to identify visitor behaviors and optimize the shopping experience around them. With 71% of customers saying that AR applications encourage them to shop more frequently, Vera represents a significant opportunity for retailers in Israel and worldwide.

Resonai is growing rapidly to bring about a vision of AR technology changing lives in meaningful ways. If you’re based in Tel Aviv and would like to be part of the team, visit our jobs page for available positions!

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Attend a bootcamp

While there is no shortage of high-tech jobs in Israel, there are limits to the number of qualified professionals who can fill each role. To boost the applicant pool, tech industries will often sponsor bootcamps — training programs that teach practical skills to meet specific tech demands. These crash courses bring potential candidates up to speed on any skills they might need, from stack development to learning new coding languages. Bootcamps are not necessarily replacements for general education, but they provide certifications that can make all the difference when applying for highly specialized roles.

The primary challenge when choosing a bootcamp is finding programs that meet your professional and personal requirements. The Israel Innovation Authority offers resources for coding bootcamps to get started, but for other skills, professionals should keep the following details in mind as they conduct their search:

  1. Timeline: Bootcamps can vary in length depending on the subject and class schedules. For example, a full-time coding bootcamp might take nine to twelve weeks, and some part-time certifications continue for 24 weeks or more.
  2. Credentials: Wherever possible, research the bootcamp using third-party publications and databases. These resources can help you verify the course’s academic credentials and whether students had satisfactory outcomes upon completing the program.
  3. Projects: Many bootcamps culminate with a project that students develop from scratch. Along with being a valuable learning experience, you can feature the results in your portfolio to present during interviews.

Finally, don’t forget to think about price. Certification courses can range from NIS 3,500 to NIS 53,000, depending on the subject and qualifications of teachers.

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Find a government incentive program

As you might imagine, governments have a vested interest in ensuring their economies perform well, especially within innovative fields. Israeli institutions invested $900 million into the tech sector in 2021 and will likely surpass that figure this year.

Applying for government programs can be worthwhile for professionals looking to enter the industry. Such programs make it easier for companies to hire employees and provide skill-based training to serve them throughout the industry. Specific initiatives can vary each year, but here are a few recent examples of financial incentive programs in tech:

  • Emergency Incentive Program for Swift Training and Placement: Created in response to COVID-19, Israel’s Emergency Incentive Program aims to increase the number of employees in technology roles as quickly as possible.
  • Masar for High-Tech: A new program due to launch in Fall 2022, this initiative aims to help Israel’s Arab community train and find jobs in the growing tech sector.
  • Israel Innovation Authority: This organization oversees the development of industrial R&D within Israel and is responsible for greenlighting multiple incentive programs that encourage technological growth.

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Pursue tech in the military

Outside of government programs, one of the biggest drivers of growth in Israel’s tech industry is the military itself. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is investing in drones, artificial intelligence, 3D infrastructure models, and more — which means it trains tech experts to implement and manage these projects. Once a veteran’s military career is finished, tech giants and startups are usually interested in hiring them as quickly as possible.

In some cases, the tech skills gained in the military allow businesses to establish their own startups. GuardKnox, a vehicle cybersecurity company created by Israeli Air Force technicians, is just one example. Tech experts looking for a career or the skills to succeed in civilian life might benefit from working with the IDF.

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Engage the startup community

A healthy startup culture needs more than just startups — it needs a strong community. One reason Israel’s tech culture is booming is it supports multiple tech communities, producing a feedback loop that drives rapid growth. For tech professionals looking for work, these networking groups, organizations, and conventions create opportunities to interact with business leaders and peers.

There are far more tech communities in Israel than we can reasonably list here, but here are a few that are worth investigating:

  • Nevo: Job opportunities in Israel can feel sparse for immigrants who haven’t completed local university programs or served in the military. Nevo addresses that need by creating networking opportunities for tech professionals who have recently moved into the region.
  • EcoMotion: Smart mobility tech will apply to many fields in the immediate future, including electric vehicles, traffic management, and even supply chains. EcoMobility is a community that helps businesses in these sectors find common ground and create shared opportunities for growth.
  • ConTech: Given Resonai’s history with smart buildings, we can confirm construction industries are ripe with opportunity. ConTech is a technology community and startup incubator that serves new businesses in this sector.
  • Colosseum: Few things unite people more than sports, yet tech rarely addresses this demand. Colosseum is a sports innovation community that wants to change that by providing resources to tech entrepreneurs in the sports and sports-adjacent industries.

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Let them find you

You don’t always need to find the right job — sometimes, the right job will find you.

In a growing tech sector like ours, businesses are often searching for new employees just as aggressively as applicants seek jobs. That makes it far easier to post an up-to-date resume on services like LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed, or even traditional social media platforms. Some tech schools and communities have job and employee boards that businesses can browse. You might be surprised at the opportunities you find simply by promoting yourself.

Whether you attend a bootcamp or join a business community, there are many ways for tech professionals to find their ideal career. If you want to get started today, take a look at our jobs page.

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