A senior programmer designs and develops software programs according to the client's requirements. The job of a senior programmer requires you to hold meetings with clients, finding out their goals and project requirements, and then designing, developing and implementing software programs and applications that align with business goals.
Some of your other duties include encoding, testing, and debugging a company's software programs and applications. You will be required to mentor junior programmers, set guidelines for them, and collaborate with other experts such as analysts, IT and finance staff as well as managers. You must also ensure that your job is done within the set timelines and budget.
Senior programmers make an average of $44.05 every hour and $91,617 annually. The minimum educational requirement for this role is a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. You are required to have extensive knowledge and experience in programming as well as excellent communication skills, team leadership, analytical skills, and attention to detail.