Profession software developer

Software developers implement or program all kinds of software systems based on specifications and designs by using programming languages, tools, and platforms.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • 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.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • 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.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Create flowchart diagram

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

  • 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.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • 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.

  • Debug software

    Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and removing these faults.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manage engineering project

    Manage engineering project resources, budget, deadlines, and human resources, and plan schedules as well as any technical activities pertinent to the project.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Interpret technical requirements

    Analyse, understand and apply the information provided regarding technical conditions.

  • 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.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB