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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|
|Director of Mobile Development||Zynga Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 06, 2015||$183,000 -
|Director of Mobile Development||Zynga, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 02, 2015||$183,000 -
|Staff Mobile Application Developer||Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Dec 26, 2016||$175,000|
|Staff Mobile Application Developer-Android, Digital Health||Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.||San Jose, CA||May 09, 2016||$160,000|
|SR. Mobile Application Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jul 12, 2015||$160,000|
|Principal Mobile Application Architect/Developer||Prodea Systems, Inc.||Richardson, TX||Feb 01, 2015||$160,000|
|Senior Mobile Applications Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Mar 17, 2016||$152,776|
|Software Engineer-Mobile Applications Developer||Baidu USA LLC||Sunnyvale, CA||Aug 24, 2015||$150,000|
|Mobile Developer||Wink, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 05, 2015||$150,000|
|IOS Mobile Developer||Replicon Software Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Mar 16, 2015||$140,000|
|Mobile Developer||Viggle, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 20, 2015||$140,000|
|Software Engineer-Mobile Applications Developer||Baidu USA LLC||Sunnyvale, CA||Sep 20, 2016||$140,000|
|Mobile Application Developer||North American Bancard||Troy, MI||Jun 30, 2016||$99,379|
|Senior Mobile Application Developer||Title Source, Inc.||Detroit, MI||Nov 28, 2015||$99,000|
|Mobile Application Developer||It Trailblazers, LLC||Houston, TX||Jun 27, 2016||$99,000|
|Iphone Mobile Developer||TP-Link Research America Corp||San Jose, CA||Sep 14, 2016||$98,885|
|Mobile Application Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 13, 2016||$98,342|
|IOS Mobile Developer||MacYs.Com, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 24, 2015||$98,102 -
|Android Mobile Developer||Globant, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Sep 09, 2016||$98,000|
|Mobile Application Developer||Symplicity Corporation||Arlington, VA||Aug 25, 2015||$82,500|
|Mobile Developer||Werner Enterprises, Inc.||Omaha, NE||Jul 09, 2016||$82,300|
|SR. Enterprise Mobile Applications Developer||Cyberbridge International||Schaumburg, IL||Sep 10, 2015||$82,000|
|Mobile Developer||Techaspect Solutions Inc.||Canton, MI||Dec 09, 2016||$82,000|
|Mobile Developer||Boardvantage, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Sep 08, 2015||$82,000|
|Mobile Developer||Boardvantage, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Aug 09, 2015||$82,000|
|SR. Enterprise Mobile Applications Developer||Cyberbridge International, Inc.||Schaumburg, IL||Aug 27, 2016||$82,000|
|Mobile Application Developer||The Endurance International Group, Inc.||Burlington, MA||Aug 15, 2015||$81,900|
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