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Working As A Senior Technical Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $112,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Technical Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Senior Technical Developer

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.

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Senior Technical Developer Career Paths

Senior Technical Developer
Senior/Lead Developer Project Leader Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior/Lead Developer Project Leader Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior/Lead Developer Project Leader Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Information Technology Manager Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Leader Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Leader Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Leader Program Manager Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Information Technology Manager
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Development Manager Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Consultant Senior Project Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President Of Software Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Consultant Solutions Architect Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Consultant Solutions Architect Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Technology Architect Technical Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Technology Architect Development Manager Manager Applications Development
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Technology Architect Senior Technical Architect
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Architect Senior Architect
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Leader 3.3 years
Software Developer 2.6 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Developer 2.2 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Careers Before Senior Technical Developer
Developer 9.9%
Consultant 3.7%
Technician 2.5%
Top Careers After Senior Technical Developer
Consultant 5.6%
Developer 3.5%

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Senior Technical Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

66.2%

Female

19.7%

Unknown

14.1%
Ethnicity

White

55.6%

Asian

18.3%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Black or African American

9.5%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

15.0%

Portuguese

10.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Japanese

10.0%

Irish

5.0%

Vietnamese

5.0%

Dutch

5.0%

French

5.0%

Dari

5.0%

Persian

5.0%

Tagalog

5.0%

Russian

5.0%

Polish

5.0%

Korean

5.0%

Italian

5.0%
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Senior Technical Developer Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

7.7%

North Carolina State University

6.2%

University of Notre Dame

6.2%

More Tech Institute

6.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.6%

Central State University

4.6%

Cardinal Stritch University

4.6%

Temple University

4.6%

Wayne State University

4.6%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.6%

University of Louisville

4.6%

Heritage Institute

4.6%

University of Houston

4.6%

University of California - Berkeley

4.6%

University of Phoenix

4.6%

Capella University

4.6%

University of Cincinnati

4.6%

San Jose State University

4.6%

Community College of Rhode Island

4.6%

University of Hartford

4.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.5%

Electrical Engineering

11.2%

Business

8.9%

Computer Applications

8.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.4%

Computer Information Systems

4.6%

Computer Engineering

4.3%

Information Technology

4.3%

Engineering

3.4%

Mechanical Engineering

2.9%

Chemistry

2.6%

Management

2.3%

Management Information Systems

2.3%

Biology

2.3%

Information Systems

2.3%

Physics

2.3%

Project Management

2.0%

Finance

2.0%

Mathematics

1.7%

Computer Technical Support

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.8%

Masters

24.3%

Other

14.7%

Associate

10.8%

Doctorate

2.6%

Certificate

2.3%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$112,000
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$83,000
Min 10%
$112,000
Median 50%
$112,000
Median 50%
$112,000
Median 50%
$112,000
Median 50%
$112,000
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$112,000
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$112,000
Median 50%
$151,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
Santa Clara, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a Senior Technical Developer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Technical Developer in the United States is $112,549 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $83,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $151,000.

Real Senior Technical Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Technology Developer Centerbridge Partners, L.P. New York, NY Jul 24, 2016 $185,000
Senior Technology Developer Centerbridge Partners, L.P. New York, NY Jun 11, 2015 $175,000
VP, Senior Flow Volatility Technology Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Jul 24, 2014 $165,000
Senior Technical Software Developer Broadway Technology LLC New York, NY May 09, 2016 $165,000
Senior Unix Developer, Technology & Operations RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Apr 09, 2013 $145,000 -
$150,000
Senior Hybris E-Commerce Developer, IT Becton, Dickinson and Company San Jose, CA Apr 07, 2014 $134,534
Developer IT SR. Staff Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Feb 27, 2013 $131,832 -
$145,000
Senior ERP Technical Developer GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. Fort Mill, SC Jan 06, 2016 $130,000
SR. ATG Developer, E-Business Technology Ann Taylor, Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2015 $130,000
SR. Technical Developer Klish Group Inc. Cranford, NJ Sep 15, 2016 $129,002 -
$171,600
Senior Oracle EBS Technical Developer Beachbody, LLC Santa Monica, CA Aug 16, 2016 $128,432
Senior Technical Developer Tata Consultancy Services Limited Bentonville, AR Dec 31, 2015 $115,000
Senior Developer, SAP Technologies Ltd. Commodities LLC Lincolnshire, IL Aug 14, 2013 $114,737
SR. Specialist-Technology/Software Developer Synechron, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Feb 15, 2016 $112,750
SR. Service Developer, Technology Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Dec 12, 2016 $112,000
SR. Specialist-Technology/Software Developer Synechron, Inc. New York, NY Sep 23, 2016 $111,405
Senior Technical Developer RCG Global Services, Inc. Orlando, FL Aug 15, 2016 $110,000
Senior Technical Developer-HCM St. Jude Medical, Inc. Minnetonka, MN Jul 15, 2014 $109,140
SR. Specialist-Technology/Software Developer Synechron, Inc. Charlotte, NC Jan 08, 2016 $99,751
Senior Developer Technology, Travelers Network Pelmorex Media U.S. Inc. Santa Clara, CA Feb 01, 2013 $99,653
SR. Specialist-Technology/Tibco Developer Synechron, Inc. Sterling, VA Jun 06, 2016 $99,000
SR. Peoplesoft Technical Developer Texas Health Resources Dallas, TX Jan 07, 2016 $99,000 -
$109,000
Tech, Senior Developer I Compass Group USA Inc. Charlotte, NC Mar 10, 2016 $97,500
SR. Technical Developer Sunera Technologies, Inc. Jamesburg, NJ Jan 20, 2015 $97,011

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Top Skills for A Senior Technical Developer

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Database
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  • Involved in design discussions and understanding of business requirements and identify the relevant functional and technical requirements.
  • Participate in data interpretation and incremental improvement of current procedures, protocols, and systems equipment/procedures in the required time frame.
  • Designed/developed user interfaces and web-based delivered training programs/materials.

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