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Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.Education
Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.
Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.
Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.Other Experience
Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.
Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.Advancement
Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.
Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.
Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.
Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.
Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.
Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.
Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.
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Hispanic or Latino9.9%
Black or African American0.9%
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New York University10.8%
North Carolina State University5.4%
University of South Florida5.4%
Sacred Heart University5.4%
Madison Area Technical College5.4%
Central Michigan University5.4%
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee5.4%
Pennsylvania State University5.4%
University of Phoenix5.4%
George Washington University5.4%
Western Michigan University5.4%
Central State University5.4%
Florida State University5.4%
Louisiana State University and A&M College2.7%
Michigan Technological University2.7%
University of Northern Colorado2.7%
Salem State University2.7%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Enterprise Architect-Application Integration||Bridgestone Americas, Inc.||Nashville, TN||Feb 04, 2015||$145,000|
|Manager SAP Application Integration||Paramount Pictures Corporation||Los Angeles, CA||Jul 25, 2016||$135,000|
|Manager SAP Application Integration||Paramount Pictures Corporation||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 20, 2015||$135,000|
|Advisory Manager, Applications Strategy and Integration||Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisory Services LLC||Boston, MA||Apr 10, 2016||$131,747 -
|Application Integration Lead||GP Consulting, LLC.||Washington, DC||Jan 16, 2012||$130,000 -
|Java/J2Ee Software Applications & Integration Engi||Talend, Inc.||Tarrytown, NY||Jun 20, 2014||$121,202|
|Java/J2Ee Software Applications & Integration Engi||Talend, Inc.||Tarrytown, NY||Jun 30, 2014||$121,202|
|Senior Associate, Web Methods Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)||Hyundai Autoever America||Fountain Valley, CA||Jun 24, 2016||$119,725|
|Integration, WEB, and Custom Applications Support||Dignity Health||Phoenix, AZ||Oct 11, 2013||$119,205 -
|Lmts-Engineer, Enterprise Application Integration||Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC||Green Bay, WI||Apr 02, 2016||$118,000|
|Technical Lead I, Application Integration||Sysco Corporation||Houston, TX||Mar 15, 2014||$116,126 -
|Senior Applications Integrator||Sunpower Corporation||Austin, TX||Sep 02, 2015||$113,069|
|Integration, WEB, and Custom Applications Support||Dignity Health||Phoenix, AZ||Oct 12, 2015||$111,592 -
|Senior Developer-Application Integration||Tractor Supply Company||Brentwood, TN||Apr 01, 2016||$110,000 -
|SR Developer Application Integration||Davita Inc.||Bothell, WA||Jun 29, 2015||$110,000|
|Application Integration Lead||Bridgestone Americas, Inc.||Nashville, TN||Oct 31, 2016||$109,200 -
|Manager Enterprise Application Integration||Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America||Charlotte, NC||Sep 24, 2012||$107,426|
|Java/J2Ee Software Applications & Integration Engi||Talend Inc.||Tarrytown, NY||Jun 13, 2014||$107,000|
|Java/J2Ee Software Applications & Integration Engi||Talend Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Sep 23, 2014||$107,000|
|Engineer-Application Specific Integration Circuits (Asic)||Ericsson Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 01, 2016||$106,517 -
|Lmts-Engineer, Enterprise Application Integration||Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC||Green Bay, WI||Aug 14, 2014||$100,000|
|Senior Developer-Application Integration||Tractor Supply Company||Brentwood, TN||Dec 13, 2015||$100,000 -
|Lmts-Engineer, Enterprise Application Integration||Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC||Mercer Island, WA||Jul 01, 2015||$100,000|
|Senior Consultant-Application Integration Middleware||American General Life Insurance Company||Houston, TX||Oct 01, 2015||$100,000|
|Lmts-Engineer, Enterprise Application Integration||Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC||Green Bay, WI||May 31, 2015||$97,000|
|Senior Application Integrator||Sunpower Corporation||Austin, TX||Aug 03, 2014||$93,198|
|Senior Siebel Enterprise Application Integration D||USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC||Houston, TX||May 16, 2011||$92,768|
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