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Working As a Design, Development

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

  • $85,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Design, Development 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 Design, Development

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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Design, Development Career Paths

Design, Development
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer Developer Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer Developer Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Art Director Creative Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer User Interaction Designer User Experience Designer
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Owner Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Senior Project Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President Of Software Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Senior Project Manager Business Development Director
Solutions Director
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Manager Applications Development Application Development Director
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Designer Systems Administrator Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Applications Developer Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Developer 2.6 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Project Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Design, Development
Developer 16.1%
Designer 9.5%
Consultant 5.9%
Internship 5.4%
Specialist 4.3%
Programmer 2.6%
Top Careers After Design, Development
Developer 9.3%
Consultant 7.2%
Designer 6.8%
Architect 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$85,000
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$64,000
Min 10%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$114,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Design, Development make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Design, Development in the United States is $86,056 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $64,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $114,000.

Real Design, Development Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Design Developer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 30, 2016 $150,000
Design Developer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 01, 2015 $136,143
Prototyping Designer/Experience Developer Pinterest, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 23, 2016 $130,900 -
$190,400
Drupal Designer/Developer Karsun Solutions LLC Arlington, VA Nov 27, 2014 $128,000
Drupal Designer, and Developer Karsun Solutions LLC Arlington, VA Feb 03, 2015 $128,000
Design Developer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 28, 2016 $125,000
Applications Designer and Developer (SAP MDM) Carefusion Corporation San Diego, CA Feb 06, 2013 $124,921
Applications Designer and Developer (SAP MDM) Carefusion Corporation San Diego, CA Feb 06, 2013 $124,920
Design Developer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Oct 01, 2015 $120,260
Design Developer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 16, 2014 $120,000
Algorithm Designer/Idl-Lidar Developer Agerpoint, Inc. Daytona Beach, FL Sep 05, 2016 $120,000 -
$140,000
SR. Datastage Designer/Developer Digital Intelligence Systems LLC (Disys) Chattanooga, TN Jan 20, 2014 $117,394
Batch Developer-Design and Development IT Technical Consult AIG Employee Services, Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Feb 11, 2015 $115,000
Salesforce.com Integration Designer/Developer Accenture LLP Philadelphia, PA Feb 17, 2014 $112,000
IDD Designer/Developer Softpath System, LLC Wilmington, DE Nov 13, 2013 $78,603
IDD Designer/Developer Softpath System, LLC Wilmington, DE Aug 12, 2013 $78,603
Application Designer/Developer Explicit Systems USA, Inc. Dallas, TX Jan 18, 2013 $78,000
Application Designer/Developer Explicit Systems USA, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Nov 19, 2013 $78,000
Java Designer/Developer ICSA Inc. Bloomington, IL Jan 07, 2013 $78,000
Developer/Designer Five Point Partners, LLC Long Beach, CA Sep 10, 2014 $77,282
Tibco Designer & Developer IBM India Pvt. Ltd. San Diego, CA Sep 01, 2015 $77,273
Tibco Designer & Developer IBM India Pvt. Ltd. San Diego, CA Aug 26, 2015 $77,273
ETL Designer/Developer AKT, LLC. Columbus, OH Jul 20, 2016 $63,000
Design/Developer I HNTB Corporation Chicago, IL Sep 05, 2014 $62,712
Designer/Developer Five Point Partners, LLC Rancho Cordova, CA Jan 22, 2014 $62,255
Design/Developer I HNTB Corporation Chicago, IL Sep 04, 2013 $62,000
CC&B Designer Developer Blue Heron Consulting Rochester, NY Jun 09, 2016 $61,818
Technical Footwear Design and Developer Clean Plate Club, LLC Carlsbad, CA Sep 24, 2014 $61,755
Technical Footwear Design and Developer Clean Plate Club, LLC Carlsbad, CA Sep 26, 2014 $61,755
Designer/Developer Five Point Partners, LLC Long Beach, CA Sep 15, 2013 $61,337

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Top Skills for A Design, Development

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Data Warehouse
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Involved in full life-cycle web application development and enhancements to facilitate total one place solution for eligibility providers and users.
  • Provide production support by monitoring the production environment and investigating production defects in all technologies used, including PL/SQL.
  • Recommended documentation and development process standards in preparation for development Enterprise Meta-Data Repository and the Enterprise Data Warehouse.
  • Produced HTML/Smarty templates for in-house software development project.
  • Work closely with the Product to define and document high-level business requirements and explain high-level business requirements to Sizing Committee.

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Top 10 Best States for Designs, Development

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  2. District of Columbia
  3. Virginia
  4. New York
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Delaware
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Maryland
  10. North Carolina
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Design, Development Demographics

Gender

Male

64.7%

Female

24.9%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

52.5%

Asian

19.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

9.2%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.0%

French

8.6%

Italian

8.6%

Mandarin

6.5%

Portuguese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Chinese

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Arabic

4.3%

Hindi

3.6%

Korean

3.6%

Russian

2.9%

Kannada

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Swedish

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%

Gujarati

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Indonesian

0.7%
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Design, Development Education

Schools

Fashion Institute of Technology

8.7%

Savannah College of Art and Design

8.0%

More Tech Institute

8.0%

Full Sail University

5.6%

University of Phoenix

5.6%

Northeastern University

5.2%

Arizona State University

4.9%

University of Washington

4.9%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

4.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.5%

Academy of Art University

4.2%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.2%

University of Houston

4.2%

Iowa State University

4.2%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.8%

Michigan State University

3.8%

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

3.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.8%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.8%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.8%
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Majors

Computer Science

20.1%

Graphic Design

13.8%

Business

7.8%

Electrical Engineering

7.5%

Computer Applications

6.5%

Computer Engineering

6.3%

Mechanical Engineering

5.1%

Fine Arts

3.9%

Information Technology

3.8%

Engineering

3.7%

Architecture

3.3%

Drafting And Design

3.1%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Communication

2.0%

Information Systems

1.9%

Management

1.8%

Design And Visual Communication

1.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.7%

Interior Design

1.6%

Education

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.6%

Masters

24.0%

Other

15.5%

Associate

7.3%

Certificate

2.6%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.1%
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