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Software Developer

POSITION SUMMARY

Software Developers design programs across devices ranging from cell phones to televisions. Software can be developed in many forms, including for games, applications, or software programs. 

Software Developers are in high demand due to the prevalence of software across all industries. There are many positions available as a Software Developer, which can range from modifying code in individual programs to writing entirely new software systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 Software Developer responsibilities may include:

  • Design high quality and reliable code.
  • Develop new software. 
  • Communicate with other developers to develop software and source code.
  • Build database systems.
  • Test products and debug them before going live.


SKILLS

Software has become such a large part of everyday business that roughly 1/3 of Information Technology jobs are based in software development. In order to stay on top of this growing industry, skilled Software Developers will:

  • Communicate effectively with other engineers in their team.
  • Possess an eye for detail to identify errors in code.
  • Stay on top of industry trends.
  • Utilize customer feedback to fix faulty code.
  • Maintain a solid work ethic to provide the best product possible.
  • Participate in continuing education.


QUALIFICATIONS

Many entry-level positions require that applicants possess a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related field. However, it’s not uncommon for employers to hire candidates with an Associate’s Degree as long as they have relevant qualifications, including programming certifications and code experience.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • How can an application be tested apart from its testing functionality?

  • When do you use polymorphism?

  • Are you familiar with cloud systems?

  • What would you do if a manager demanded delivery of software in an impossible deadline?

  • What are some things you may consider while creating a database?

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