Software Developer

Category: Web Development and IT Roles

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Software Developer Job Responsibilities
A Software Developer is tasked to build and implement efficient and functional programs and systems that serve user needs. They work with other Developers and Product Managers throughout the software development life cycle. In this role, an applicant should be a team player with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills. It is also ideal that a Software Developer has experience in Agile frameworks and popular coding languages (e.g. JavaScript).

Software Developer Job Duties

  • Work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts
  • Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback
  • Recommend and execute improvements
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting

Software Developer Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
  • Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git)
  • Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (e.g. Hibernate)
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field