A software programmer is responsible for programming and coding new types of software for an organization; they usually work on a computer, or a system of computers. They must be adept at programming, data processing, and database management. They do not have any direct contact with customers typically, but the job they perform can impact customers indirectly. Software programmers must have knowledge in coding and database programs such as PHP, ASP.NET and SharePoint 2013.
The programmer typically works in an office setting during regular business hours, although they may be required to work on-call to troubleshoot software issues. They are not typically asked to do anything physical, but they must rely on their knowledge and problem-solving abilities. Their work environment is in an office with other software programmers. They are hired in almost every industry that uses software. In addition to working with other programmers, they also work with a team leader and a manager to whom they can turn to if they have any questions related to their job.
Software programmers typically need a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. Experience as a software programmer may also be required by the employer.
Software Programmer Tasks
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
- Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.