IT, E-Commerce / Digital Services, Science / Research
A software developer designs, develops, and tests computer software. They analyze user needs, design software solutions, write code, and test software for bugs and errors. They work closely with other developers, project managers, and end-users to ensure software is user-friendly and meets business needs.
Some of the tasks that software developers typically perform include writing and testing code, debugging and troubleshooting programs, collaborating with other developers and engineers to create new software, and maintaining and updating existing software applications. They may also work closely with clients or end-users to gather feedback and refine software products, and may be responsible for documenting software design and development processes.
There are many different types of software developers, and some may specialize in specific areas or programming languages. For example, some software developers may focus on creating mobile apps, while others may work on software for desktop computers or web applications. Some may specialize in programming languages like Java, Python, or C++, while others may work with specific software development tools like Agile or DevOps.
|Designing and developing software applications||Achievement Orderliness Persistence Visual Aesthetics|
|Identifying relevant tools for the problem at hand||Persistence|
|Maintaining a clean and error free code readable by other developers||Achievement Orderliness Persistence Security mindset|
|Optimizing code for fast performance||Achievement Orderliness Persistence|
|Developing and maintaining software documentation, including, user manuals and technical manuals||Technical Communication|
|Training junior developers||Dutifulness Emotional Intelligence Emotional Stability|
|Collaborating with other software developers, product managers, and business analysts||Dutifulness Emotional Intelligence Emotional Stability Self-efficacy Technical Communication|
Soft skills measured by TraitForward
|Trait||No of Questions||Cronbach’s alpha (α)|
|Will they strive for quality and take the time and effort to care for every detail?|
|How easy is it to accept a decision that is not theirs? Are they a rock star or a team player?|
|Can a technical person combine real interest for people, their emotions and feelings?|
|A bug has slipped into production, angry clients call and management is experiencing varying degrees of panic. Can they leave panic aside, understand the nature of a complex problem and devise a realistic solution?|
|Can they work on the same project for years?|
|Do they want to finish their tasks or leave many different tasks open?|
|Would they prefer to err on the side of safety and security when they develop software?|
|An unforeseen obstacle that includes a technology no one in the team is familiar with, arises. Have they already started reading about it? Will they take up the challenge?|
|Can they explain a complex technical problem in terms that anyone would understand?|
|How far are they going to optimize their solution? Will they only rest until the most efficient or elegant solution is implemented?|
|How much time are they willing to spend on how thick a line should be, or what the best possible shade of blue is for a background?|
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Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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