Confirm project requirements by reviewing program objective, input data, and output requirements with analyst, supervisor, and client.
Arrange project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
Encode project requirements by converting work flow information into computer language.
Program the computer by entering coded information.
Confirm program operation by conducting tests; modifying program sequence and/or codes.
Prepare reference for users by writing operating instructions.
Maintain historical records by documenting program development and revisions.
Maintain client confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Develop new software applications.
Upgrade existing software as the user organization’s needs change
Localize software products for different international markets
Test software to ensure the code is correct, fixing (‘debugging’) errors where they occur, and rerunning and rechecking the programme until it produces the correct results
Work with trainers and technical writers to develop user support materials.
Mathematical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills
Excellent programming (java) skills
Excellent organizational, time and project management skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
An understanding of the latest trends and their role in a commercial environment
Teamwork skills because most projects require input from individuals with different roles
Self-development skills to keep up-to-date with fast-changing trends
Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.