A software developer researches, designs, implements and tests software.
Software developers generally take part in one or more of the design, coding, or software project management aspects of software development and might work on software for games, mobile apps, the web, business applications or other things.
Also known as: Dev, App/Mobile/Web/Game Developer, Programmer, or Software Engineer
The following are recommended qualifications for this role:
NZ Diploma in Software Development (Level 6) (More info at NZQA)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Software Engineering
Bachelor of Applied Information Technology
See What to study for more information.
The following professional certification is recommended for those practicing in this role:
Certified Technologist (CTech) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)
Senior Devs: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)
These industry certifications may be helpful for this role: