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Software Developer

Description


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.

Career Path

  •   Junior Software Developer
  •   Senior Software Developer
  •   Lead Software Developer

Main Activity

  • 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

Skills

  •   Analytical Skill
  •   Communication skills
  •   Computer Skills
  •   Creativity
  •   Detail Oriented
  •   Interpersonal skills
  •   Problem-solving skills

Type

  • Applications software developers
  • Systems software developers