Career outlook for software developer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would design and build computer programs for organisations. You might work on projects such as databases, robotic systems, mobile applications and more.
You would work closely with project managers, business analysts and clients.
- Discuss needs with the client and the development team
- Go to technical design and progress meetings
- Write test versions of the program
- Test the program and fix any faults
- Keep records of the development process
- Carry out quality checks before launch
- Look after systems once they are up and running
You may write computer programs from scratch or change 'off-the-shelf' programs to meet the needs of the project.
As an experienced developer you may supervise a team and provide feedback on coding work to your colleagues.
You would need good knowledge of programming languages, an understanding of development processes like 'Agile’ and an awareness of confidentiality and data protection issues.
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