A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused and working alone is typical.
Senior Software Engineer 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.
Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
Test and document software for client applications.
Mentor other employees in development methodologies.