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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|JR. Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 20, 2016||$160,000|
|JR. Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 08, 2016||$150,282|
|Junior Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Dec 29, 2016||$144,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 16, 2016||$125,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||May 26, 2016||$125,000|
|JR. Software Engineer||IBG LLC||Greenwich, CT||Jan 09, 2016||$120,000 -
|JR. Software Engineer, Infrastructure||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 11, 2016||$120,000|
|JR. Software Engineer||Vs Solutions, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Oct 09, 2016||$112,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Airbnb, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Feb 02, 2015||$110,000|
|JR. Software Engineer-Server Engineering Team||Minerva Networks, Inc.||CA||Nov 02, 2016||$109,762|
|JR. Software Engineer, Order Routing||IBG LLC||Greenwich, CT||Sep 01, 2015||$105,000 -
|Junior Software Engineer||Richrelevance, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 17, 2016||$100,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Array Networks, Inc.||Milpitas, CA||Aug 25, 2015||$88,254|
|Junior Mobile Software Engineer||Asapp, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 16, 2015||$85,000|
|Junior Mobile Software Engineer||Asapp, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 01, 2015||$85,000|
|Junior Android Applications Software Engineer||Zappos Ip, Inc.||Las Vegas, NV||Aug 24, 2016||$85,000|
|JR Software Engineer||Solarcity Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$84,500|
|Junior Software Engineer||Nihaki Systems Inc.||Woodbridge, NJ||Jun 20, 2016||$83,800|
|Junior Software Engineer||QSI Management LLC||Solana Beach, CA||Sep 14, 2016||$80,287|
|JR. Software Engineer In Test||Raise Marketplace Inc.||Chicago, IL||Sep 15, 2016||$80,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Nisum Technologies Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 08, 2015||$73,923 -
|JR. Software Engineer||FIS Management Services LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 03, 2015||$73,923 -
|Junior Software Engineer||Sanebox, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 27, 2015||$73,445 -
|Junior Software Engineer||Sanebox, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2015||$73,445 -
|Junior Software Engineer||Sr Labs, LLC||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2016||$72,010|
|Junior Software Engineer||Neudesic, LLC||Irvine, CA||Sep 28, 2016||$72,000|
|Junior Software Engineer-Business Intelligence||Ebsco Publishing||Ipswich, MA||Sep 09, 2015||$72,000|
|Junior Software Engineer||Osprey Software Inc.||Waltham, MA||Sep 03, 2015||$71,802|
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