A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software. Other names which are often used in the same close context are programmer, software analyst, and software engineer.
Generally, software developers write the computer programs used for everything from the systems that allow computers to run properly to the latest software applications for mobile devices. It’s an expanding field that requires creative minds who want to be on the cutting edge of finding new uses for technology.
Software developers typically spend their days analyzing the needs of clients and then designing a system to meet those needs. They might also recommend software upgrades to existing systems. More detailed work comes in the form of designing the step-by-step flowcharts for computing systems that show how program code must be written in order for it to work properly.
Software developers document all of their tasks to ensure that subsequent users can diagnose and fix any problems that might arise in a system, as well perform any maintenance.