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Job Spotlight App Developer

Computing wizards solving problems and building things

What do they do?

 

App developers are computer software engineers. They use their skills to design, create, test, fault find, debug and install apps for computer systems, mobile phones and other types of electronic gadgetry. Apps are tools that help users to perform functions, jobs, tasks or even play games.

 

If you enjoy coding and understand how computers work, you like to be challenged and have a logical approach to problem solving, then you should read more about becoming an App Developer.

 

Duties:

  • Clarify app requirements with customers
  • Design prototype apps
  • Create, maintain and implement the source codes
  • Test apps to ensure it does the job its designed for
  • Write detailed documentation about the functions and operation of apps for the customer
  • Find and fix faults, create updates

 

Skills required:

  • Tech skills
  • Coding
  • Programming
  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Logical approach
  • Problem solving

 

Pathways

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

 

Choose one platform, learn it + Complete Specialised courses and boot camps in App development + understanding of principles of secure, stable software design + understanding of software development lifecycle + experience with development methodology, platforms or environments (e.g. Agile, Scrum) + knowledge of 2 or more programming languages (e.g. SQL, Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, or iOS) + experience

 

Average salary for experienced App Developers $93,652 (Source: Joboutlook.gov.au)

 

Job growth in this area is very strong (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)

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