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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 SQL Server Developer/Data Warehouse & Database Lead||Goldentree Asset Management LP||New York, NY||Aug 24, 2016||$165,000|
|Server Developer||Atlassian Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jun 20, 2016||$138,362 -
|Senior SQL Server Database Developer||Bank of The West||San Ramon, CA||Jan 06, 2016||$122,147|
|Senior SQL Server Database Developer||Bank of The West||San Ramon, CA||May 23, 2016||$122,147|
|Msbi Developer/SR. SQL Server Developer||Istream Solutions Inc.||Herndon, VA||Mar 14, 2016||$122,096|
|Msbi Developer/SR. SQL Server Developer||Istream Solutions Inc.||Herndon, VA||Sep 09, 2015||$122,096|
|Server Side Developer||Fiverr Inc.||New York, NY||May 07, 2016||$120,000|
|SQL Server Database Developer||ODS Technologies, L.P.||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 11, 2015||$120,000|
|Sharepoint and SQL Server Developer||Stanford Technology Partners Incorporation||Burlington, MA||Sep 14, 2016||$110,000|
|Server Developer||Icontrol Networks Inc.||Austin, TX||Feb 02, 2015||$110,000|
|Server Side Developer||Fiverr, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 15, 2015||$110,000|
|Server Side Developer||Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||Sep 04, 2015||$108,763|
|Server Side Developer||Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||May 28, 2015||$108,763|
|SQL Server Developer||Sysazzle, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 26, 2016||$107,898|
|SQL Server Developer||ECOM Solutions Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Oct 01, 2015||$92,000|
|SR. Net/Sql Server Developer||Perry Systems, Inc.||Englewood Cliffs, NJ||Apr 28, 2015||$92,000|
|SQL Server Developer||ECOM Solutions Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Apr 23, 2015||$92,000|
|Client Server Developer||Epitec, Inc.||Dearborn, MI||Jul 09, 2016||$91,832|
|Client Server Developer||Epitec, Inc.||Dearborn, MI||Aug 26, 2015||$91,832|
|BI Specialist/Sql Server Developer (Mid-Level)||Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.||Little Ferry, NJ||Feb 05, 2016||$91,562|
|SQL Server Database Developer I||Citron It||Frisco, TX||Dec 22, 2015||$79,800 -
|SQL Server Developer-Manufacturing||Citron It||Frisco, TX||Dec 18, 2015||$79,800 -
|Senior SQL Server Developer||Lendingtree, LLC||Charlotte, NC||Jan 10, 2016||$79,331 -
|SQL Server Report Developer||Bhrigus, Inc.||Princeton, NJ||Mar 01, 2015||$78,000|
|SR. MS SQL Server T-Sql Developer||Ar International Enterprises Inc.||Jacksonville, FL||Aug 29, 2016||$76,200|
|DOT Net/Sql Server Developer||Hire It People, LLC||Iselin, NJ||Dec 12, 2016||$76,176 -
|SQL Server Developer||Fusion Plus Solutions, Inc.||Bartlesville, OK||Oct 24, 2016||$75,400|
|SQL Server Developer||SV It Inc.||Matawan, NJ||Mar 17, 2015||$75,000|
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