The information technology world is fast paced and ever changing. Working as a software developer means keeping up-to-date with the digital revolution and developing software that is dynamic and one step ahead of the market.
Software developers are the creative minds behind the software systems consumers and businesses use every day -from computer operating systems to smart phone applications to new enterprise technologies. In a nutshell, they create code, algorithms and data structures to make the next generation of applications and operating systems.
Software developers are innovative thinkers with good communication and design skills and can expect to find work in across many different sectors including government departments, finance, engineering, manufacturing, IT/business consultancies, or within industrial and commercial companies. They often work in software development projects within medicine, defence, manufacturing and aerospace.
The main responsibility of a software developer is to design and develop software programs, which involves writing code and testing and debugging software. They are also responsible for maintaining and improving programs once they're up and running. It's a hands on role that requires solving complex technical issues and pushing your creativity.
Software developers may design a product from scratch or modify existing software.
- Natural problem solver with the ability to really think outside the square
- Excellent analytical skills
- Ability to follow technical plans
- Great communication skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team