Programmers and Software Development Professionals

Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems on a range of platforms in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Develops website and website interfaces and establishes methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery.
  • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
  • Plans and maintains database structures.
  • Implements and evaluates the software.
  • Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development).
  • Tests and corrects software programs.
  • Develops user interfaces.
  • Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications.
  • Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions.
  • Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs.

Desired Skills

Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Active Listening, Speaking, Mathematics, Writing, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Science

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