Software Development Engineer Job Openings - 202 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Leidos Holdings

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    NEW
    Software Engineer
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Leidos

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Engineer III, Software
    Abbtech Professional Resources, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

    Software Engineer - DNS
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,499

    Principal Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer- Dyn
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,499

    Principal Hadoop Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $127,005

    Principal Software Development Manager- Bare Metal Cloud team
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Software Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $105,000

    Software Development Director
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,562

    NEW
    Principle Software Engineer and DevOps
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,562

    NEW
    Principle Software Engineer and DevOps
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    NEW
    Sr. Software Java JIRA
    Latitude Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $100,000

    NEW
    Learning and Development Manager
    Amazon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Cybersecurity Engineer
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Engineer II
    Digital Realty

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,866

    Business Development Representative IV
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,258

    Partner Development Manager
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 4
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $149,290

    RVP Specialty Business & Sales Development-PS1366
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,722

    LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT TRAINER
    Microsoft Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    Product Development Manager (FPGA)
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,866

    Business Development Representative V
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,418

    NEW
    Business Development Manager
    The Washington Redskins

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    NEW
    Product Development Manager (Hardware)
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,866

    App Dev Business Development - Business Development Representative IV
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer 5
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    NEW
    Product Development Manager (W2 ONLY)
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,154

    Business Development Sales Director-139300
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,500

    NEW
    Cybersecurity Engineer
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,866

    Business Development Representative V
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,716

    NEW
    Product Development Manager (FPGA)
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,709

    NEW
    Software Engineering Manager
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $120,100

    Learning and Development Program Manager - Moat
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,951

    Business Development Consultant 5-Corp Plan
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Senior Remedy Developer (Lead) Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    Principal Sr &
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,702

    ATG Sr. Developer
    Viva USA Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Software Developer - FS Storage Test Engineeering (Python, Django)
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $121,709

    NEW
    Software Engineering Manager
    Leidos

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $151,850

    NEW
    Senior Software Systems Manager
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $113,860

    NEW
    Regional Director, Business Development (mf)
    ZAYO Group LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $86,570

    Principal Sales Consultant - Cloud Architect - Application Development - West and Central
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $72,418

    NEW
    Business Development Manager USA - SuiteCloud Developer Network
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

Software Development Engineer Jobs

average

$95,000

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

What does a Software Development Engineer 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 Software Development Engineer

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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Real Software Development Engineer Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software Development Engineer Fortinet, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 01, 2015 $217,008
SW Develop ENG Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 09, 2016 $215,000 -
$235,000
SW Development Engineer Ict5 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Feb 09, 2016 $210,000 -
$230,000
Software Development Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 28, 2016 $208,000 -
$229,330
Principal Software Development Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 26, 2015 $203,873
Software Development Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 07, 2015 $201,000 -
$224,700
Software Development Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 24, 2016 $200,000 -
$233,900
Software Development Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jul 12, 2015 $200,000 -
$229,300
Software Development Engineer, Systems, Principal Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 06, 2016 $200,000 -
$220,000
Software Development Engineer 4 Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Jun 27, 2016 $195,691

Top Skills for a Software Development Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

Pl/SqlWindowsXPC#.NETDatabaseC/C++UserInterfacePlatformSQLServerTestCasesXMLASPTestScriptsHtmlArchitectureBUGFixesTestAutomationWEBApplicationUnixScrumLanguages

Top Software Development Engineer Skills

We found these skills on more job listings for software development engineer jobs than any others:
  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Windows XP
  3. C # .NET

Companies look for Languages less than other skill for software development engineer jobs.

Test Scripts, Languages, Platform, Html, ASP, Scrum, Pl/Sql, Windows XP, XML, Test Cases, C # .NET, Database, C/C++, BUG Fixes, Architecture, WEB Application, User Interface, Test Automation, SQL Server, Unix

Top Software Development Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Software Development Engineer Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Software Development Engineer.

The next set of companies with the Software Development Engineer jobs are:
  1. Amazon
  2. Yahoo
  3. Dell
  4. Metlife

Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, Dell, Metlife, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Dell Research and Development Center, Alcatel-Lucent, Flipkart.Com

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