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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|
|Lead Applications Engineer||Kenandy, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Sep 28, 2015||$150,000|
|Lead Corporate Application Engineer||Ansys, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 28, 2015||$145,392|
|Senior Lead Applications Engineer||Medidata Solutions, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 03, 2016||$140,000|
|Lead Application Engineer||Ansys, Inc.||Berkeley, CA||Oct 16, 2015||$135,637 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Atrenta, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Apr 19, 2013||$133,328 -
|Lead System Applications Engineer||Cavium Inc.||San Jose, CA||Mar 16, 2016||$132,038|
|VP; Lead Consultant Technical Application Engineer||Bank of America N.A.||Charlotte, NC||Nov 27, 2014||$130,000 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Biogen, Inc.||Parkton, NC||Jun 29, 2015||$130,000|
|Principal Lead Application Software Engineer||Akamai Technologies, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Feb 25, 2016||$130,000 -
|Lead Applications Engineer||Medidata Solutions, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jan 12, 2016||$125,668|
|Lead Application Engineer-Oracle Value Chain||Biogen, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Sep 30, 2015||$125,000|
|Lead Java Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Oct 01, 2015||$123,975|
|Lead Applications Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Sep 27, 2016||$122,803 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Dec 09, 2016||$117,064 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Oct 05, 2015||$116,312 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 17, 2015||$116,101 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 10, 2015||$116,101 -
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 15, 2015||$116,101 -
|Lead Java Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Feb 25, 2013||$116,000|
|Lead Java Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||May 10, 2015||$116,000|
|Lead Java Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Dec 12, 2014||$108,990|
|Lead Applications Engineer||Intersil Communications LLC, An Intersil Corporati||Milpitas, CA||Jun 08, 2014||$107,839 -
|Lead Applications Engineer-Java/.Net||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Nov 17, 2016||$107,780|
|Lead Applications Engineer-Java/.Net||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Dec 16, 2016||$107,780|
|Lead Applications Engineer||Intersil Communications LLC, An Intersil Corporati||Milpitas, CA||Sep 11, 2014||$107,756 -
|Lead Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Mar 20, 2015||$107,110|
|Lead Application Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||Plano, TX||May 16, 2016||$106,640 -
|Lead Application Engineer||NIKE, Inc.||Beaverton, OR||Oct 01, 2015||$105,706|
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