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Software Developers are the backbone of the modern world, creating software applications that we use every day; word processor, social media platforms, operating systems, control software, infotainment services through to software services that keep our banks running, our infrastructure on time and our communication lines open.

What a software developer does- what is a software developer job description?

As a software developer your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing software development solutions to intricate problems
  • New feature development for arising problems and new platforms or communication methods
  • Maintenance development to ensure software solutions are up to date and secure
  • Requirements gathering to make sure the application will be fit for purpose for the users
  • Functional and user testing to make sure the program they have designed is bug free and works as it should

 

This will be achieved through software development using programming languages that fit broadly into

Object Oriented Programming: Java, C++, C#, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, Object Pascal, Objective-C, Dart, Swift, Scala, Common Lisp, Smalltalk.

Functional Programming: PHP Python, Haskell, Perl 6, Erlang, Elixir, Lisp, Clojure, Kotlin, Swift, JavaScript, SequenceL, Ruby, Tcl, Scala

Procedural: Ada, RPG, Cobol

Software developers can fall into a variety of specialties such as T shaped developers (broad skill levels with depths of experience) front end developers who focus on how something looks and how users interact with applications, mainly using front end technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript (and associated frameworks such as Angular, Vue.js, Node.js etc) or Back End Developers who will focus on how something works, manipulates and stores data (mainly using software development languages as above and database technologies such as SQL). Typically salaries can range from £20,000 through to £100,000 plus for senior roles.

A typical software development career path would start with a graduate or entry level development position moving through to Developer, senior developer and eventually principle or lead developer but there are a variety of career paths on offer including:

Software Development, Software Engineering, Embedded Development, Firmware Development, Data Scientist, iOS Developer, Android Developer, Javascript Developer, Front End Developer, Back End Developer, UI/UX or User Interface/User Experience Developer, Web Developer, Application Developer, Desktop Developer, Analyst Programmer, Programmer, Graduate Developer, Software Development Director, Software Engineering Manager, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Software Developer, Principle Software Engineer, Principle Software Developer, Software Architect, Software Engineering Lead, Software Development Lead, Graduate Software Developer, Graduate Software Engineer, SQL DBA, Database Analyst, Database Programmer, Database Developer.

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