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Software Developer

Software Developer Job Description

Other job titles for Software Developer

Computer Programmer, Programmer, Web Developer, Application Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer

What does a Software Developer do?

Software developers research, create, modify, and test software applications and systems. They specialize in various fields including web-based, mobile, medical, communications and general computing applications among others. Developers also maintain, improve and debug software post-launch.


Duties and Tasks:

  • Research, design, implement, and manage software programs
  • Design and update software database such as Software Applications, Web Sites, Data Communication Processes, and User Interfaces
  • Test and evaluate new programs
  • Facilitate root cause analysis of system issues
  • Identify areas for modification in existing programs and develop those modifications
  • Deploying software tools, processes, and metrics
  • Maintaining and upgrading existing systems
  • Coordinate with Business Analysts, UX designers, and Development Managers to ensure software projects meet requirements
  • Training and on-boarding users


Technical Skills:

  • Strong programming skills
  • Knowledge of coding languages and frameworks/systems
  • May need experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping frameworks
  • Software design, debugging, testing
  • Knowledge of software development fundamentals and processes
  • System and software analysis and evaluation
  • Knowledge in computer systems and the latest technologies
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies


Other Skills/Requirements:

  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Systems analysis and evaluation
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex systems
  • Ability to quickly learn new languages and technologies


Software Developer Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Software Developer make?

The average monthly salary of a Software Developer in Philippines ranges between Php 48,500 - Php 170,000 (median: Php 109,250).

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