Software Developer, Systems Software

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Just like a theater set designer does for stage production, systems software developers work behind-the-scenes, designing the operating software that enables daily technology production – computers, phones, tablets, routers and more – to work; basically anything that has a chip in it requires a systems software developer to make it operate. Applying the principles of computer science, mathematical analysis and engineering, these professionals research, design, develop and test operating system components, drivers and debuggers to ensure that the daily technology show always go on.

Also known as: Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Publishing Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Coordinator, Systems Engineer
Social Perceptiveness
Design, develop and implement back-end operating components
Determine operational specifications and system requirements
Modify, adjust and upgrade existing software
Manage software systems testing and validation processes
Monitor performance to ensure operational functionality
Meet Jon
Director of Global Services
"One thing that my team works on as software developers, as business integrators or as business process engineers, is working with our business partners to understand what it is that they're doing and see how IT technology can supplement and accelerate it; increase the quality of it, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes through automation and through other workflow development."
B.S. Computer Science

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