Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programmes. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks. Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software programme. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programmes. Software developers must also determine user requirements, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the programme and then give instructions to programmers, who write the code and test it.
A computer programer uses a variety of computer languages such as Java, Python and C++, in order to write software programmes. They manipulate the programme designs made by engineers and developers into a language that the computer can understand and follow. Programmers must also debug the programmes to ensure that they produce the expected results. If a programme does not work correctly, they check the code for mistakes and fix them.
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer systems analysts are in charge of monitoring a company’s computer network and systems for security, performance and other issues. They recommend, install, configure, maintain and upgrade hardware, networking and software. Additionally they help users with hardware, software, and connectivity issues.
Database administrators optimise and monitor system performance by using disk optimisation, index tuning, and other methods. They configure, troubleshoot, install, and maintain database systems and set user privileges within database environments. Database administrators also troubleshoot, implement, and configure replication, access, storage, partitions and backups.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality assurance engineers create tests to identify problems with new software before a product is launched, as well as identifying and flagging up bugs post launch. They also participate in audits, prepare monthly quality assurance status reports and train internal personnel with quality assurance requirements.