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Software Developers, Applications

Also Known as: Application Developer, App Developer, Applications Engineer

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Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Programming
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure specifications are met.
  • Design, develop and modify software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Supervise the work of programmers, technologists and technicians and other engineering and scientific personnel.
  • Determine system performance standards.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.

Top Education for this Job

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Customer and Personal Service

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