• Applications Software Developers
  • Information Technology
  • Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks when using technology tools.

    What do they typically do

    • Analyze users' needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
    • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create the best possible software
    • Design each part of the application and plan how the pieces will work together
    • Change existing software to correct errors, adapt it to new hardware , or improve performance.
    • Consult with customers about software system design and maintenance
    • Document every aspect of the application as background for future maintenance and upgrades
    • Determine system performance standards
    • Research and evaluate factors like required reporting formats, costs, and security needs to decide how to configure hardware

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