Ab Initio Developers have specialized knowledge of Ab Initio Software, a high-end tool that is used in high-volume data processing applications. In addition, you need to have in-depth knowledge of Ab Initio software, you must also have extensive experience in Meta programming, Unix, Oracle, PDL and Shell scripting. Most employers will prefer to hire an Ab Initio Developer who also has some experience in code deployment and migration.
To work as an Ab Initio Developer, excellent critical thinking skills and communication skills are as important as solid experience with Ab Initio design, development and deployment. The ability to coordinate with onsite and offshore teams when necessary is also important.
At your interview for this job, be prepared to answer various questions that test your theoretical knowledge of Ab Initio Software as well as your practical capabilities. Your interviewers will want to know why you decided to specialize in Ab Initio, how much experience you have had with this software, your level of expertise and examples of ideas you have had and implemented. Expect to be asked about the challenges you are looking for in this position and also what are the special skills you have that can benefit the company.