Profession ICT application developer
Software engineers research, analyse and evaluate requirements for existing or new software applications and operating systems, and design, develop, test and maintain software solutions to meet these requirements.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Service-oriented modelling
The principles and fundamentals of service-oriented modelling for business and software systems that allow the design and specification of service-oriented business systems within a variety of architectural styles, such as enterprise architecture and application architecture.
- Use software design patterns
Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.
- Interpret technical texts
Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use software libraries
Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.
- Propose ICT solutions to business problems
Suggest how to solve business issues, using ICT means, so that business processes are improved.
- 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.
- Utilise computer-aided software engineering tools
Use software tools (CASE) to support the development lifecycle, design and implementation of software and applications of high-quality that can be easily maintained.
- Create flowchart diagram
Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.
- 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.
- Identify customer requirements
Apply techniques and tools, such as surveys, questionnaires, ICT applications, for eliciting, defining, analysing, documenting and maintaining user requirements from system, service or product.
- Manage business knowledge
Set up structures and distribution policies to enable or improve information exploitation using appropriate tools to extract, create and expand business mastery.