Profession ICT system developer

ICT system developers maintain, audit and improve organisational support systems. They use existing or new technologies to meet particular needs. They test both hardware and software system components, diagnose and resolve system faults.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Social / Investigative

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICT system integration

    The principles of integrating ICT components and products from a number of sources to create an operational ICT system, techniques which ensure interoperability and interfaces between components and the system.

  • ICT system programming

    The methods and tools required to develop system software, specifications of system architectures and interfacing techniques between network and system modules and components.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Solve ICT system problems

    Identify potential component malfunctions. Monitor, document and communicate about incidents. Deploy appropriate resources with minimal outage and deploy appropriate diagnostic tools.

  • Migrate existing data

    Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Keep up with the latest information systems solutions

    Gather the latest information on existing information systems solutions which integrate software and hardware, as well as network components.

  • Create flowchart diagram

    Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.

  • Use software design patterns

    Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • 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.

  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

Optional knowledge and skills

common lisp apply ict systems theory microsoft visual c++ pascal (computer programming) internet of things sap r3 salt (tools for software configuration management) cobol xcode use concurrent programming perl use object-oriented programming objective-c java (computer programming) ansible assembly (computer programming) c++ scala python (computer programming) use functional programming software anomalies haskell php kdevelop systems theory utilise computer-aided software engineering tools r javascript lisp groovy scratch (computer programming) adapt to changes in technological development plans jenkins (tools for software configuration management) swift (computer programming) object-oriented modelling design user interface typescript eclipse (integrated development environment software) prolog (computer programming) apache maven c# use logic programming ruby (computer programming) visual studio .net ajax openedge advanced business language sas language develop creative ideas ict security legislation integrate system components apl world wide web consortium standards ml (computer programming) staf vbscript use automatic programming asp.net matlab monitor system performance puppet (tools for software configuration management)