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Working As A C++ Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $100,101

    Average Salary

What Does A C++ Developer Do

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.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • 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

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A C++ Developer

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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C++ Developer Career Paths

C++ Developer
Lead Developer Business Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
IOS Developer Senior Engineer Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Java Developer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Systems Analyst Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
IOS Developer Lead Developer Database Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Applications Developer Lead Technician Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Java Developer Lead Developer Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Systems Administrator Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Java Developer Lead Technician Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Java/J2ee Developer Engineer Sales Engineer
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Java Developer Senior Consultant Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Java/J2ee Developer Interactive Developer User Experience Designer
User Experience Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager/Analyst Manager Applications Development
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Applications Developer Senior Software Engineer Engineering Manager
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Development Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President Of Software Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Development Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President, Software Development
11 Yearsyrs
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C++ Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

75.7%

Female

15.7%

Unknown

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

40.2%

Asian

34.4%

Hispanic or Latino

11.5%

Black or African American

7.4%

Unknown

6.4%
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Languages Spoken

Mandarin

25.0%

German

25.0%

Chinese

25.0%

Spanish

25.0%
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C++ Developer Education

Schools

University of Nevada - Reno

8.0%

Arizona State University

8.0%

University of Illinois at Chicago

8.0%

Illinois Institute of Technology

8.0%

Pennsylvania State University

6.0%

Iowa State University

6.0%

University of Southern California

6.0%

Texas A&M University

6.0%

Syracuse University

4.0%

Boston University

4.0%

National University

4.0%

Johns Hopkins University

4.0%

DePaul University

4.0%

Maharishi University of Management

4.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.0%

University of Phoenix

4.0%

George Washington University

4.0%

More Tech Institute

4.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.0%

Rice University

2.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

42.0%

Computer Engineering

11.4%

Electrical Engineering

8.8%

Computer Applications

6.2%

Mathematics

4.7%

Information Technology

4.1%

Engineering

3.6%

Physics

3.1%

Business

2.1%

Systems Engineering

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Computer Technical Support

1.6%

Mathematics And Computer Science

1.6%

Information Systems

1.6%

Information Sciences

1.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.0%

Mechanical Engineering

1.0%

Computer Networking

1.0%

Education

1.0%

Accounting

1.0%
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Degrees

Masters

46.1%

Bachelors

37.3%

Other

7.8%

Doctorate

4.1%

Associate

1.8%

Diploma

1.8%

Certificate

0.9%
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Real C++ Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
C++ Analytics Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Dec 29, 2016 $160,000
C++ Analytics Developer Barclays Services Corp New York, NY Apr 22, 2016 $155,000
C++ Developer BAMM Inc. New York, NY Sep 12, 2012 $150,000
Analytics, Trading and Execution C++ Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY May 30, 2016 $150,000
C++ Developer BAMM Inc. New York, NY Dec 03, 2012 $150,000
Senior C++ Developer Intercontinentalexchange, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 01, 2013 $145,335
C++ Developer Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Jan 02, 2016 $145,000 -
$190,000
Lead C++ Developer Xoriant Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Dec 15, 2014 $144,206
Senior C++ Developer Intercontinentalexchange, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 01, 2013 $139,745
Senior C++ Middleware Developer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $138,500
C++ Analytics Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Nov 04, 2014 $136,250 -
$175,000
Analytics, Trading and Execution Senior C++ Developer Bloomberg L.P. New York, NY Nov 14, 2016 $135,000 -
$155,000
C++ Developer KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Apr 21, 2014 $135,000
C++ Clearing & Settlements Developer Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Feb 15, 2012 $135,000
Senior C++ Developer NPD Global Inc. New York, NY Aug 24, 2015 $117,000
C++ Developer Jump Operations, LLC Chicago, IL Apr 02, 2013 $111,072 -
$130,000
C++ Developer II Jump Operations, LLC Chicago, IL Sep 27, 2011 $110,000
C++ Developer Forbes Technical Consulting, LLC Chicago, IL Mar 08, 2011 $110,000 -
$120,000
C++ Developer Scopus It, Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2015 $110,000
C++ Clearing & Settlements Developer Citadel LLC Chicago, IL Apr 17, 2012 $110,000 -
$170,000
Senior C++ Javascript Developer Bloomberg L.P. New York, NY Oct 31, 2016 $110,000 -
$145,000
C++ Developer Imbuesys, Inc. Woodlawn, MD Nov 21, 2015 $92,061 -
$102,061
Senior C++ Developer Securities Industry Automation Corporation New York, NY Jun 03, 2015 $92,000 -
$140,000
C++ Developer Telecommunication Systems, Inc. Annapolis, MD Mar 21, 2011 $90,000
SR. C++ Developer Millennium Software, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Oct 26, 2011 $89,741
C++ Developer Programmer Resources International Inc. Westlake Village, CA Nov 04, 2016 $89,440
C++ Developer Intercontinentalexchange, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 15, 2012 $87,740
C++ Developer Imbuesys, Inc. Woodlawn, MD Nov 21, 2016 $86,507 -
$102,061
C++ Developer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Oct 21, 2012 $86,114

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Top Skills for A C++ Developer

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  1. Test Plans
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Windows XP
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  • Established a test plan and worked close with the Project Manager in implementing the test plans.
  • Worked with PL/SQL developer to write the SQL code for data manipulation.
  • Implement features* like Firewall in Linux/windows, Command line support, heart beat mechanism and * Product optimization etc.
  • Implemented inter-process synchronization using Unix domain sockets to synchronize various tasks.
  • Worked as a Visual C++ developer on the following Construction applications: o Job Cost System o Graphical job cost reporting system

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