Java web software developers' day-to-day work is largely based around writing and testing code. Other duties include conducting planning, attending meetings, writing reports, and maintaining up-to-date documentation. The hierarchy and set-up of the developer's team varies by company, but these professionals typically work with other developers and are supervised by a senior developer. In addition to this, contact with other departments such as management, design, support, and customer service staff may also be necessary depending on the company’s policies.
Java web software developer positions are available at a wide variety of companies, as most industries require some form of website production. However, the positions are more commonly available within the software development, web production, and information technology industries. The level of experience and education required in these positions varies, but entry-level positions typically require at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Higher-level positions generally require extensive work experience requirements as well, often with specialized experience in other specific technologies required. Extensive knowledge of Java is essential, and knowledge of other programming languages is generally required or preferred.
Physical requirements of the job are limited to tasks such as long hours of typing and working on a computer. Work is performed in an indoor environment such as an office setting, although teleconferencing or travel may be required in rare circumstances. Work hours are typically limited to standard business hours, but some flexibility may be necessary.
Java Web Software Developer Tasks
- Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
- Work with with designers and content producers.
- Test and document software for web sites.
- Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.