Software developers play a key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. They are often involved with writing and coding programs or modifying third-party software to suit a business’ needs. They need to be detail-oriented and have excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities. They should have good communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a development team. Employers normally require a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a similar field but may accept a two-year technical degree if combined with several years of practical experience. Equally important are programming skills in languages and frameworks such as C#/C++, HTML, Java/Java Enterprise Edition, Microsoft .NET and SQL Server. A minimum of two to three years of programming experience is a typical requirement. Complex projects may call for additional years of demonstrated achievement. Coding, testing and debugging programs according to computer engineering specificationsModifying, expanding and updating applicationsCommunicating with a team that includes analysts, engineers and quality assurance testers in order to coordinate and document application development and testingDeveloping software prototypes Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your software developer recruitment needs.
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Salary for Software Developer
$105,000 - $150,750
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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