C# developers work with C# technology in an application development role within a company. Often, this includes tasks such as the development or emplacement of software platforms within a company’s internal software architecture, the development of web portals, and similar efforts. C# developers work in a variety of settings for many types of employers; however, no matter the particular position, all C# developers tend to share many job duties.
C# developers often work as a part of a multidisciplinary workgroup to build, provide maintenance for, and support server-client and web-based applications that use C#, Microsoft .NET framework, ASP.NET framework, SQL, and other technology. Most C# developers are part of the entire development cycle of a particular application, from formulation through implementation and ongoing support. In addition, C# developers are usually expected to provide maintenance for applications put in place by previous generations of developers.
Specific technical responsibilities include development tasks such as coding, testing, designing, and analyzing applications. Similar tasks include stress testing, routine testing, code reviews, and similar activities. Further, C# developers are responsible for moving projects through their various development phases, meeting deadlines, interfacing with non-technical staff to address application needs, and conceptualizing applications to meet business needs.
Most employers require their C# developers to hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science in addition to two or more years in related software and database development. Though C# work normal business hours, they must be willing to work overtime as projects near deadlines. They must be analytically minded, team players, good communicators, and work well under stress.
C# Developer Tasks
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.
Test and document software for client applications.
Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.