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Software Developer Jobs in West Midlands

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.

If you know of a Developer that may be interested in such opportunities or needs help to take the next step in their career, please do get in touch and take advantage of our referral scheme!

Looking for a job in the West Midlands, UK? We can see why! The metropolitan county and city region in western-central England is the second most populous county in England, where career opportunities and new developments continuously arise. The region is geographically diverse, from the urban central areas of the conurbation to the rural western counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, offering a fabulous work-life balance between busy city life and the more laid-back countryside. It truly does offer the best of both worlds.

The many attractions, such as the Malvern Hills, an area of 'outstanding natural beauty', Kidderminster's Wyre Forest and Severn Valley Railway Station, alongside the town of Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of the writer William Shakespeare, allow you to get immersed in culture, history and tranquillity while living and working in the West Midlands, so why not start here with locally-based Hewett Recruitment? Browse our current job opportunities in the West Midlands below…

    • Worcester
    • Negotiable
    • 28 days ago

    Software Developer: This is your chance to become a Software Developer at a specialist company who design and manufacture high-end software solutions for their niche market across the world. The company is growing, and this successful Software Dev...

    • Pershore
    • £30000 - £40000 per annum
    • 28 days ago

    Software Developer This is an exciting opportunity to become a Software Developer at a well-established retail company that provides high quality products for their specialist market. The successful Software Developer will work with the Lead Devel...

    • Droitwich
    • £35000 - £40000 per annum
    • 28 days ago

    Part Time Software Developer My client is a succesful company that produces high quality products for use within their specialist market. They are looking to grow their small IT Team by bringing in a Part Time Software Developer who can drive forw...