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|
|Senior Manager Solutions Engineer||Quantum Corporation||Irvine, CA||Aug 29, 2016||$192,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Palerra, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Jan 06, 2016||$170,000|
|SR. Solutions Engineer||Mellanox Technologies||Sunnyvale, CA||Mar 09, 2015||$155,000|
|SR. Enterprise Solutions Engineer||Apptio, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Apr 04, 2016||$150,000|
|SR. Principal Solution Engineer||Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 16, 2016||$145,600 -
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Rocket Fuel, Inc.||New York, NY||May 16, 2016||$145,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Rocket Fuel, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Apr 27, 2016||$145,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Rocket Fuel, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 29, 2016||$145,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||ZT Group Int'l, Inc.||Secaucus, NJ||Sep 23, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior Network Solutions Collaboration Engineer||Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc.||Laguna Niguel, CA||Mar 09, 2016||$140,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Ralph Lauren Corporation||New York, NY||Mar 23, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Sponsorpay D.B.A Fyber||San Francisco, CA||Jun 12, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Lake Mary, FL||Jun 30, 2016||$138,500 -
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Couchbase, Inc.||Coppell, TX||Nov 08, 2016||$138,299 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Lake Mary, FL||Jul 14, 2016||$90,438 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Lake Mary, FL||May 29, 2016||$90,107 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Lake Mary, FL||Oct 07, 2016||$90,106 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Englewood, CO||Mar 25, 2016||$90,106 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Rancho Cordova, CA||Mar 25, 2016||$90,106 -
|Senior Solutions Engineer||EMC Corporation||Santa Clara, CA||May 31, 2016||$90,002 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Acision LLC||Olathe, KS||Sep 08, 2015||$90,000 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Acision LLC||Overland Park, KS||Sep 08, 2015||$90,000 -
|Senior Solutions Engineer||Salesforce.Com Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 31, 2016||$81,058|
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Camp Hill, PA||Aug 27, 2015||$80,787 -
|Senior Web Solutions Engineer||Stonewall Solutions, Inc.||Pawtucket, RI||Sep 16, 2015||$80,000 -
|Senior Web Solutions Engineer||Stonewall Solutions, Inc.||Pawtucket, RI||Sep 17, 2015||$80,000 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Labvantage Solutions, Inc.||Somerset, NJ||Sep 17, 2015||$80,000|
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||VA||Aug 08, 2016||$79,934 -
|Senior Solution Engineer||Deloitte Consulting LLP||VA||Feb 08, 2016||$79,934 -
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