software developer


Software developers implement or program all kinds of software systems based on specifications and designs by using programming languages, tools, and platforms.

Scope notes

Includes people performing software design.

Alternative label

  • application developer

  • application programmer

  • solutions developer

  • programmer

  • software specialist

  • application software developer

  • software developers

  • software engineer

  • applications engineer

  • soft developer

  • developer of software

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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