Software Developer, Applications

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Application software developers are the creative minds behind the apps we use every day, and not just the ones on our smartphones. Word processors, games and even internet browsers are all examples of programs created by application software developers. These professionals analyze the needs of businesses and consumers, then leverage their skills in computer science and software engineering to design, test and develop applications that meet those needs.

Also known as: Application Integration Engineer, Applications Developer, Information Technology Analyst, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer
Learning Strategies
Operations Analysis
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Technology Design
Design, develop and test application software
Analyze the needs of clients and users
Recommend system upgrades
Plan how software pieces will interact
Create flowcharts, models and diagrams
Maintain and update software programs
Communicate frequently with stakeholders and other computer specialists

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