FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Become A Development Technician

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Development Technician

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

  • $93,750

    Average Salary

What Does A Development Technician 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.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Development Technician

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.

Show More

Show Less

Development Technician jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Development Technician Career Paths

Development Technician
Senior Consultant Senior Manager Director Of Information
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Service Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Consultant Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Project Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Engineer Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Network Administrator Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Leader Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Leader Information Technology Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Product Development Director Of Software Development
Vice President, Software Development
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Consultant Information Technology Manager Technical Director
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Show More

Average Length of Employment
Programmer Analyst 4.0 years
Senior Programmer 3.4 years
Systems Developer 3.4 years
Lead Technician 3.3 years
Software Architect 3.2 years
Software Engineer 3.2 years
NET Developer 3.0 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Programmer 2.6 years
Software Analyst 2.6 years
Technician 2.6 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Developer Analyst 2.5 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Solution Developer 2.4 years
Contract Developer 2.3 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
Module Lead 2.0 years
Onsite Coordinator 1.9 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Java Web Developer 1.8 years
Junior Programmer 1.8 years
Java Programmer 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 14.5%
Consultant 3.9%
Programmer 3.5%
Internship 3.4%
Technician 3.4%
Manager 2.8%
Top Employers After
Consultant 7.1%
Developer 5.0%

Development Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

69.9%

Female

27.3%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

68.6%

Asian

18.0%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Unknown

2.7%

Black or African American

0.9%
Show More
Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.4%

French

9.7%

Mandarin

6.9%

Portuguese

4.2%

Chinese

4.2%

Russian

4.2%

German

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Polish

2.8%

Indonesian

1.4%

Welsh

1.4%

Dutch

1.4%

Zulu

1.4%

Urdu

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Carrier

1.4%

Italian

1.4%
Show More

Development Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.1%

More Tech Institute

10.4%

University of Maryland - University College

6.0%

Drexel University

4.9%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.4%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.4%

Kaplan University

4.4%

New York University

3.8%

Wayne State University

3.8%

Macomb Community College

3.8%

Ohio State University

3.8%

DePaul University

3.8%

University of Houston

3.8%

Cleveland State University

3.8%

University of South Florida

3.3%

Michigan State University

3.3%

University of California - Irvine

3.3%

Pennsylvania State University

3.3%

Monroe Community College

3.3%

University of Texas at Austin

3.3%
Show More
Majors

Computer Science

23.4%

Business

14.8%

Electrical Engineering

11.6%

Computer Engineering

5.4%

Information Technology

4.5%

Computer Applications

4.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Engineering

3.8%

Management

2.9%

Mechanical Engineering

2.9%

Marketing

2.5%

Biology

2.5%

Chemistry

2.5%

Finance

2.4%

Psychology

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Information Systems

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Physics

1.6%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

42.0%

Masters

24.2%

Other

16.0%

Associate

10.2%

Doctorate

3.2%

Certificate

3.0%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.2%
Show More
Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Development Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Developer, Risk Technology KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Mar 19, 2015 $150,000
Developer, Ivmm Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC New York, NY Dec 09, 2015 $150,000
Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Mar 20, 2015 $150,000
Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC New York, NY Mar 20, 2015 $150,000
Application Development-Internet Technologies Developer II Zolon Tech Solutions, Inc. Baltimore, MD Aug 26, 2015 $146,090
Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Feb 07, 2015 $145,000
Technical Developer Dynasoft Synergy Inc. Fremont, CA Feb 05, 2015 $141,003
Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC San Jose, CA Jan 10, 2016 $140,000
Speech Technology Developer JIBO, Inc. Redwood City, CA May 15, 2015 $140,000
Retail-Tech, Developer Tradeweb Markets LLC Jersey City, NJ Mar 01, 2015 $140,000
Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC San Jose, CA Oct 01, 2015 $140,000
Intermediate Developer, ETG Trading Technology KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Jan 27, 2016 $135,000
Data Science Model Development Tech Lead AIG Employee Services, Inc. Berkeley Heights, NJ Jan 01, 2016 $132,000
Peoplesoft Technical Developer Laureate Education, Inc. Baltimore, MD Aug 26, 2015 $109,970
Advance Technical Developer Automobile Club of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA Dec 01, 2016 $109,900 -
$115,000
Technology Infrastructure Developer Effex Capital, LLC Jersey City, NJ Sep 17, 2015 $108,763
Developer III, Information Technology World Fuel Services Corporation Miami, FL Oct 31, 2016 $108,650
Investment Tech Developer III Janus Management Holdings Corporation Denver, CO Apr 06, 2015 $105,225
E-Developer Web Technologies Fidelity National Management Services, LLC Jacksonville, FL Jan 01, 2016 $105,000 -
$120,000
Developer III, Information Technology Transunion Greenwood Village, CO Dec 05, 2016 $105,000
Technical Demonstration Developer Guidewire Software, Inc. Foster City, CA Oct 19, 2015 $105,000 -
$144,737
Advanced Technology Developer AAA Texas, LLC Coppell, TX Dec 16, 2016 $89,200 -
$99,070
Tech Developer Compass Group USA Inc. Charlotte, NC Jan 26, 2015 $89,000
Developer-Information Technology United Airlines, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 11, 2015 $85,631
Technical Developer Thoughtbot, Inc. Boston, MA Sep 11, 2015 $85,000 -
$105,000
Developer, IT Insight North America, Inc. Plano, TX May 19, 2016 $84,500
Technology Services Developer Priority Fulfillment Services, Inc. Allen, TX Oct 30, 2016 $84,000
Technical Developer The Fountain Group LLC Skillman, NJ May 10, 2015 $83,626
Technical Developer The Fountain Group LLC Skillman, NJ Sep 07, 2015 $83,626

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Development Technician

WebApplicationPl/SqlDataWarehouseProceduresHtmlWindowsXPXMLJavascriptSQLServerASPModulesC#.NETPlatformCSSFinancialUnixTechnicalSupportUserInterfaceDesignDocumentsWebServices

Show More

Top Development Technician Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Data Warehouse
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented Adobe live Cycle integration with web application.
  • Worked as a Data Analyst in the Data Team, on various Data Requests and Report generations using Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Developed Reports for products and their price under DB2 Data Warehouse.
  • Interpreted, explained and applied policies, laws and procedures regarding the permit process and County zoning ordinances.
  • Developed C Code and HTML to package and create web pages to meet IBM requirements.

Top Development Technician Employers

Development Technician Videos

WATCH THIS IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A WEB DEVELOPER! - Web Development Career advice

Engine Research and Development Technician - Moraine Park Technical College

Day in the Life: Mechanical Engineer

×