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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 Latino6.1%
Black or African American0.7%
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San Jose State University11.2%
University of Colorado at Boulder9.1%
University of Texas at Austin7.1%
University of Texas at Arlington5.6%
Georgia Institute of Technology -5.1%
University of Southern California5.1%
Illinois Institute of Technology5.1%
University of California - Irvine5.1%
Iowa State University4.6%
Santa Clara University4.1%
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities4.1%
University of Texas at Dallas4.1%
University of Utah4.1%
Rochester Institute of Technology3.6%
Texas A&M University3.6%
San Diego State University3.6%
Utah State University3.6%
Colorado State University3.6%
University of Florida3.0%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Staff Firmware Engineer||Nextev LLC||San Jose, CA||Nov 21, 2016||$185,000|
|Firmware Engineer||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Mar 28, 2016||$184,000|
|Mac Firmware Engineer||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Aug 10, 2015||$178,000|
|Manager II, Firmware Engineer Management||Sandisk Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Feb 27, 2015||$173,041|
|Firmware Engineer||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Jun 11, 2015||$165,000 -
|Firmware Engineer||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Apr 06, 2015||$165,000 -
|Firmware Engineer||Western Digital Technologies, Inc.||Milpitas, CA||Dec 22, 2016||$160,000 -
|Firmware Engineer||Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.||Milpitas, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$160,000|
|Firmware Engineer||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Jan 09, 2016||$159,500 -
|Firmware Engineer||Sandisk Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Dec 16, 2015||$159,100 -
|Staff Firmware Engineer||Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 08, 2016||$157,477 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Santa Clara, CA||Mar 08, 2016||$157,477 -
|Staff Firmware Engineer||CNEX Labs, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 11, 2016||$157,477|
|SSD Firmware Engineer||Micron Technology, Inc.||Milpitas, CA||Mar 23, 2016||$157,369|
|R and D Engineer Firmware 4||LSI Corporation, An Avago Technologies Company||Colorado Springs, CO||Jun 14, 2016||$117,000|
|Firmware Engineer||Sandisk Corporation||Milpitas, CA||Oct 26, 2016||$116,982 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Mobile Communications North America||Santa Clara, CA||Aug 22, 2016||$116,875 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Santa Clara, CA||Jul 15, 2016||$116,874 -
|Engineer Staff, Firmware||Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC||San Jose, CA||Aug 29, 2015||$116,800|
|Engineer Staff, Firmware||On Semiconductor Corporation||San Jose, CA||Aug 29, 2015||$116,800|
|Staff Firmware Engineer||Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Apr 22, 2016||$116,447 -
|Staff Firmware Engineer||Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 23, 2016||$116,447 -
|Firmware Engineer III||Receptec Corporation||Holly, MI||Jun 05, 2015||$94,725 -
|Firmware Engineer III||Receptec Corporation||Holly, MI||Sep 03, 2016||$94,725 -
|Engineer, Staff II-Firmware||Broadcom Corporation||Santa Clara, CA||Sep 28, 2015||$94,665 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Longmont, CO||Jan 13, 2016||$94,536 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Longmont, CO||Dec 01, 2016||$94,536 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Longmont, CO||Oct 26, 2015||$94,536 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Longmont, CO||Aug 19, 2015||$94,536 -
|Firmware Engineer||Intel Corporation||Longmont, CO||Sep 19, 2015||$94,536 -
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