Candidates for a software engineer position should have broad information systems experience and strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They should be adept at programming and working in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills. They’re expected to quickly produce well-organized, optimized and documented source code. Most jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related discipline. Several years’ experience in specific programming languages, such as C#/C++, Java or .NET, depending on what the employer is using, also is valuable. Designing and creating engineering specifications for software programs and applicationsWorking with quality assurance to develop software test plansCollaborating with hardware engineers to assess and test hardware and software interactionImplementing a specific development methodologyDocumenting software specifications Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can help you with your software engineer staffing needs.
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Salary for Software Engineer
$108,500 - $152,500
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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