Systems Software Developers
On the Job
Systems Software Developers design and create operating systems-level software for medical, industrial, military, communications, and other general computing applications. Systems software is designed to operate computer hardware, which allows the parts of computers to work together.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Prepare data for analysis.
- Identify information technology project resource requirements.
- Design software applications.
- Modify software programs to improve performance.
- Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
- Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.
- Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
- Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
- Communicate project information to others.
- Develop testing routines or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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