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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|
|User Experience Architect||Informatica Corporation||Redwood City, CA||Jul 12, 2015||$168,000|
|Senior User Experience Architect||Lab49, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 30, 2016||$150,000 -
|Experience Architect-Analytics Cloud||Salesforce.Com, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 11, 2015||$146,900|
|Senior User Experience Architect||Eventbrite, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 02, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior User Experience Architect||Eventbrite, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 06, 2015||$140,000|
|User Experience Architect||Dglogik, Inc.||South San Francisco, CA||Dec 14, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior User Experience Architect||Eventbrite, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 09, 2016||$140,000|
|Senior User Experience Architect||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Jan 19, 2016||$133,630|
|Chief Ux/Ui Architect||Upside Commerce, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Sep 18, 2015||$125,000|
|User Experience Architects||The Dotcom.Team, LLC||Braintree Town, MA||Jan 12, 2015||$122,500|
|UX Architect||ECPI Group, Inc.||Charlotte, NC||Aug 01, 2016||$120,000|
|UX Architect||ECPI Group, Inc.||Charlotte, NC||Jan 14, 2016||$120,000|
|Senior UX Architect||Verizon Communications Inc., & All Its Subsidiaries & Affiliates||Irving, TX||Aug 22, 2016||$115,223|
|SR. UX Development Architect||McFadyen Consulting Group Inc.||Vienna, VA||Jan 09, 2016||$115,000|
|User Experience Architect||X.Commerce||King of Prussia, PA||Sep 28, 2015||$106,000|
|User Experience Architect||X. Commerce, Inc.||Culver City, CA||Dec 21, 2015||$106,000|
|User Experience Architect||Team Detroit LLC||Dearborn, MI||Apr 20, 2016||$105,000|
|User Experience Architect||Matrixcare||Bloomington, MN||Feb 09, 2016||$104,291|
|SR. User Experience (UX) Architect||The Garrigan Lyman Group||Seattle, WA||Jan 20, 2015||$102,000 -
|UX Architect||Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Bellevue, WA||Aug 28, 2015||$101,088 -
|User Experience Information Architect||Word & Brown Insurance Administrators, Inc.||Orange, CA||Sep 30, 2015||$100,264|
|User Experience Architect||Rockwell Automation, Inc.||Mayfield Heights, OH||Oct 22, 2015||$84,000 -
|UX Architect||Harman Connected Services, Inc.||Plano, TX||Aug 26, 2016||$82,000 -
|User Experience Architect||Possible Worldwide, LLC||Austin, TX||Aug 24, 2015||$80,000|
|Associate UX Architect||Aditi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Bellevue, WA||Feb 10, 2015||$80,000 -
|User Experience Architect||Dotcom Team, LLC||Braintree Town, MA||Aug 08, 2015||$80,000 -
|Senior User Experience Architect||ITEK People Inc.||Richfield, MN||Sep 19, 2015||$79,602|
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