Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software