Software Developers – Systems
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Entry Level: $35.38/hr
Growth for Software Developers, Systems Software
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Software Developers, Systems Software
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|Computer Systems Design Services||90||20.6%||2.3%
|Custom Computer Programming Services||56||12.8%||2.4%
|Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing||38||8.7%||4.8%
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) ||17||3.9%||0.8%
- Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
- Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures.
- Direct software programming and development of documentation.
- Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.
- Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.