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Become An Information Developer

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Working As An Information Developer

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

  • $86,650

    Average Salary

What Does An Information Developer Do

An Information Developer is responsible for writing hardware and software documentation. This documentation includes online help, manuals, design specifications, project plans, test plans, business correspondence, and others.

How To Become An Information 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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Real Information Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Information Management Developer Advisor Affinity Health Plan New York, NY Dec 15, 2015 $195,208
Manager-Information Technology Development SAP Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. Roswell, GA Oct 31, 2016 $185,000
Corporate IT ERP Developer Ebsco Industries, Inc. Birmingham, AL Dec 01, 2015 $150,236
Global Head of IT Clearing Development SG Americas Operational Services, Inc. Chicago, IL Jan 01, 2015 $150,000
Manager, IT ERP Development Payments Higher One, Inc. Oakland, CA Aug 16, 2016 $142,500
IT Developer (SR) Akraya Inc. San Ramon, CA Apr 27, 2015 $140,000
Developer, Management Information & Reporting KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Mar 20, 2015 $140,000
IT Prin Developer 2, DEV Directv LLC El Segundo, CA Nov 08, 2015 $135,762 -
$145,126
Salesforce IT Developer Docusign, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 19, 2015 $135,000
Lead IT Developer Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA May 07, 2016 $133,429
IT Developer Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA May 16, 2016 $131,931 -
$152,121
Lead IT Developer-Windows Mobile Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 07, 2016 $131,382
Lead IT Developer-Windows Mobile Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. Atlanta, GA Mar 28, 2016 $131,328
Lead IT Developer Nalco Company Sugar Land, TX May 03, 2015 $105,530
Lead IT Developer Nalco Company Sugar Land, TX Mar 05, 2015 $105,530
Services Information Developer Hewlett-Packard State & Local Enterprise Services, Inc. Baltimore, MD Mar 28, 2016 $105,461 -
$113,100
Services Information Developer Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Folsom, CA Jul 01, 2015 $105,290
IT ERP Developer Senior Multnomah County Oregon Portland, OR Jun 24, 2016 $105,143
ERP IT HCM Peoplesoft Developer Adventist Health System Sunbelt Altamonte Springs, FL Aug 24, 2015 $105,000
Lead IT Developer Ecolab Inc. Saint Paul, MN Feb 29, 2016 $105,000
Manager/It Development Center of Financial Technologies, Inc. Northbrook, IL Jan 20, 2015 $105,000
Services Information Developer Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Camp Hill, PA Jun 18, 2015 $91,707 -
$105,498
IT Developer Diversified Service Options, Inc. Harrisburg, PA Jun 15, 2015 $91,707 -
$107,300
Services Information Developer Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Plano, TX Mar 24, 2015 $91,583 -
$104,186
IT SAP Pi/Po Developer CHS Inc. Inver Grove Heights, MN Dec 21, 2015 $91,400 -
$95,000
Services Information Developer Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Roseville, CA Jul 12, 2015 $91,125 -
$103,400
Services Information Developer Hewlett-Packard State &Amp; Local Enterprise Services, Inc. Lacey, WA Aug 25, 2016 $91,119 -
$107,182
Services Information Developer Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Fort Worth, TX Dec 17, 2015 $91,100 -
$120,000
IT Developer IV Lawinger Consulting, Inc. Cynthiana, KY Sep 30, 2015 $91,000

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Top Skills for An Information Developer

WebApplicationsPl/SqlOnlineDataWarehouseProceduresXMLHtmlSQLServerUnixASPC #UserInterfaceWindowsSoftwareDevelopmentContentManagementSystemDitaPlatformFinancialMainframeAdobeFramemaker

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Top Information Developer Skills

  1. Web Applications
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Online
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and maintained Employer and Provider Portal web applications.
  • Tuned SQL queries and PL/SQL code using explain plan, analyze.
  • Assessed and redesigned online help and product information center for multiple components of Lotus Notes Client.
  • Load Facts and Dimension tables in the Data warehouse system.
  • Follow the established processes, policies, standards and procedures to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies and standards.

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