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The Software Developer is an entry-level position. This position will maintain existing code for basic applications. The Software Developer will also test and document basic application programs, working with accepted Development Department standards and procedures.
- Maintain existing code for basic applications.
- May assist in the development of new applications from established specifications or documented requirements.
- Fix minor bugs and/or clear up operational deficiencies for basic applications in both previously released software and software slated for future release.
- Achieve departmental goals and timelines.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Scope and Impact (Accountability)
The Software Developer is a member of a team which is wholly responsible for reviewing, designing, implementing and testing each project the team is assigned. As a junior member of the team, the Software Developer is primarily responsible for working on projects of limited scope. The position receives direction from more experienced technical team members.
The Software Developer must be able to:
- Maintain existing code for basic applications while expanding technical knowledge to be able to perform increasingly more challenging work which will include assisting in the development of basic software programs.
- Learn and implement new technologies and architectures within a reasonable timeframe.
- Work on individual programs that are part of a much larger application.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of software development, concepts and technology obtained through formal training and/or work experience.
- Demonstrate ability to analyze and resolve problems of basic complexity.
- Attain ability to work effectively in a strong customer service/team oriented environment.
- Adapt to changing products and technologies.
- Fix minor bugs in existing, often unfamiliar programs, under considerable time constraints.
- Manage and prioritize often conflicting tasks and interruptions so as to minimize their impact on the current deadlines and workload.
Education, Experience and Special Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or comparable work experience.
- Logical thinking and reasoning skills.
- Exposure to object oriented programming.
- Exposure to current programming languages.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently or in a team situation.
- Have an affinity to solve problems.
- Ability to manage time effectively while handling multiple projects and deadlines.