Despite the current economy and job losses in the tech sector, there is still a lack of talented SOA individuals on the market. The economy actually exacerbates this twofold: talent is less likely to switch jobs and companies are afraid to hire a H-1B visa holder due to the political climate. So how to land the best SOA talent? Find the smartest person and pair them with an architect or senior developer already knowledgeable on SOA. Too many companies are resume keyword dependent and will overlook a bright person without SOA over an average person with SOA on the resume.