A senior programmer is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of software programs and applications that align with the business requirements. He/She or she leads a team of junior programmers in encoding, testing, and debugging an organization's software programs and applications.
They are also responsible for holding client meetings, implementing new projects, proposing business solutions, and generally providing technical support to all personnel in an organization.
Senior programmers work closely with other programmers, analysts, IT staff, finance staff, and managers to understand system needs and develop solutions within set timelines and budgets. A successful senior programmer should have extensive knowledge and experience in programming, leadership skills, communication skills, analytical skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
Senior programmers typically work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. They may work remotely sometimes or work off-site when they have client meetings.