Profession ICT application configurator
ICT application configurators identify, record, and maintain user-specific application configurations based upon user requirements and business rules. They configure generic software systems in order to create a specific version applied to an organisation's context. These configurations range from adjusting basic parameters through the creation of business rules and roles in the ICT system to developing specific modules (including the configuration of Commercial off-the-shelf systems (COTS)). They also document configurations, perform configuration updates, and ensure the configurations are correctly implemented in the application.
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- Investigative / Conventional
- Computer programming
The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.
- ICT debugging tools
The ICT tools used to test and debug programs and software code, such as GNU Debugger (GDB), Intel Debugger (IDB), Microsoft Visual Studio Debugger, Valgrind and WinDbg.
- Integrated development environment software
The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.
- Tools for software configuration management
The software programs to perform configuration identification, control, status accounting and audit, such as CVS, ClearCase, Subversion, GIT and TortoiseSVN perform this management.
- Integrate ICT data
Combine data from sources to provide unified view of the set of these data.
- Use software design patterns
Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.
- Provide technical documentation
Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.
- Create flowchart diagram
Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.
- Develop software prototype
Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.
- Collect customer feedback on applications
Gather a response and analyse data from customers to identify requests or problems in order to improve applications and overall customer satisfaction.
- Build business relationships
Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.
- Use software libraries
Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.
- Develop automated migration methods
Create automated transfer of ICT information between storage types, formats and systems to save human resources from performing the task manually.
- Integrate system components
Select and use integration techniques and tools to plan and implement integration of hardware and software modules and components in a system. Apply specific testing techniques to ensure integrity during system integration.
- Debug software
Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and remove these faults.
- Analyse software specifications
Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.
- Migrate existing data
Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.