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Software Engineer

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General Overview

The business environment relies heavily on software for many functions - from automated traffic control systems to complex manufacturing processes, and Software Engineers are pivotal in the development of software that provides real solutions. A Software Engineer needs to address the entire software development lifecycle - to analyse the needs, and then design, test and develop software in order to meet those needs.

What will this roll actually entail?
(duties and responsibilities)

Software Engineers document this process through the use of diagrams and flowcharts, developing computer instructions through the use of algorithms. Given the breadth of the role, a Software Engineer must have a thorough understanding of computer systems, in order to recognise any hardware limitations that could impact software design. A typical Software Engineer job description includes:

What qualifications will i need / What would an employer require of me for this roll?

A degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields is essential. Some companies may require expertise in particular high-level programming languages such as C++, Java or Scala.

As technology develops at an ever increasing pace, it is critical for Software Engineers to stay up to date with the latest developments in hardware, systems and coding.

As well as formal qualifications, a Software Engineer job description should emphasise an importance towards:

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beneficial personal attributes

simple minded

good smelling

likes the sun

drop kick

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks


keyboard typing daily


2 lunch breaks everyday


lots of work and research


will be using a computer

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