The latest comprehensive programming/software engineering job descriptions.

.NET Developer: Builds, designs and implements software packages for websites. Troubleshoots and debugs software code. Has knowledge of SQL, C++, HTML, CGI, JavaScript and other concepts. Relies on limited knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Works under general supervision and typically reports to a project leader. Some ingenuity and flexibility required. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 2-5 years of relevant experience.

.NET Architect: Develops and implements approach to new frameworks, including architecture blueprints and roadmaps, based on interdepartmental goals. Ensures project compliance with applications’ architectural roadmaps, principles, standards and reference architectures. Tests and maintains applications to work out bugs. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 5 years of relevant experience.

Applications Development Manager: Builds applications to meet business requirements and oversees a team of analysts or developers. Assesses existing applications and keeps abreast of industry standards and best practices. Determines technical changes, schedules projects and oversees timelines. Implements and monitors quality standards. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to plan and achieve goals. Manages others. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. Usually reports to a department head. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of application development experience.

Applications Engineer: Supports the design, development and modification of applications and programs. Evaluates company products and competing equipment on the basis of ability and capacity. Acts as the technical liaison to the sales team by providing capability reports. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor or department head, though some ingenuity and flexibility is required. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

Applications Systems Architect: Leads the development of system design and execution. Documents development requirements for database, applications and operation system environment. Consults with end users to test and debug applications to meet client needs. Serves as expert for all aspects of application design and development and may lead training for IT staff. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. May offer consultation to senior leadership and is considered to be the top-level expert in this field. Usually reports to a department head. Requires a bachelor’s degree and may be expected to have an advanced degree in area of specialty and at least 5 years of relevant experience.

Client/Server Programmer: Supports client/server software applications by reviewing, assessing and modifying programming systems. Familiar with relational database concepts and client-server concepts. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a project leader or manager. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

Fullstack Developer: Responsible for designing and developing both front and back-end website architecture. Creates and optimizes new web design features while ensuring website or application is responsive and interactive. Proficient in multiple server-side languages and frameworks. Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area.

GIS Analyst: Utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques to better understand certain variables in a given geographic location. Extracts data from GIS software, performs analysis and offers detailed recommendations based on results. Provides maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis. Knowledgeable of GIS software and technology. Works in conjunction with CAD drafters and technicians. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor or department head, though some ingenuity and flexibility is required. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

Java Developer: Creates, designs and tests web-based Java applications to support business goals. Performs program coding and testing and addresses technical issues through research, investigation and debugging. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. A degree of ingenuity and flexibility is required. Usually reports to a supervisor. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 1-6 years of relevant experience.

Java Architect: Designs software to meet business and technical needs. Analyzes application specifications and technology approach to ensure scalability. Engages in day-to-day project tracking to ensure team is meeting technical requirements. Contributes to development of standards and practices for Java development. May manage others. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 7-9 years of relevant experience.

Mainframe Programmer: Analyzes, designs, develops and tests various components for large-scale mainframe computer systems. Manages online and batch application programs, implements disaster recovery plans and develops specifications and workflows. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a project leader or manager. May manage others. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

Programmer: Analyzes, designs, develops and tests various programming systems, including encoding, testing, debugging and documenting programs. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a project leader or manager. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. May require a bachelor’s degree and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

QA Specialist: Responsible for evaluating products as non-damaged while assessing production and manufacturing processes. Performs and oversees quality testing on products to identify any defects before its release to the market. Addresses issues with supervisors to discuss possible resolutions. Maintains records of product tests and actions taken. This is an entry-level position and experience is not required.

Release Engineer: Manages software builds and releases. Responsible for the design and execution of builds, scripts, installation procedures and systems, including source code control and issue tracking. Works collaboratively with quality assurance team to ensure integrity of final version. Relies on knowledge and professional experience to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 3-5 years of relevant experience.

Software Architect: Designs and develops new software and revises old software. Determines product requirements and develops high-level architectural specifications with a focus on feasibility, functionality and ease of integration with existing systems. Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a department head. May lead a team of developers. Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of relevant experience. An advanced degree in area of specialty may also be required.

Software Engineer: Creates and designs new software by analyzing, testing, assessing and implementing programming applications. Supports and installs applications and operating system. Assists in the testing process by conducting reviews and analyses, witnessing tests and participating in software certification. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor or department head. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 0-10 years of relevant experience.

Software Quality Assurance Analyst: Evaluates and tests software applications for usability and functionality. Responsible for developing and executing tests, writing and maintaining test automation and formulating quality assurance standards. Determines metrics for assessing quality assurance performance. Must have a working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies. Familiar with NT, UNIX and/or Solaris environments. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Usually reports to a supervisor, though some ingenuity and flexibility is required. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 1-5 years of experience coding in C, C++ and Java.

Software Support Engineer: Addresses technical software and setup issues for customers, technicians and engineers. Develops technical solutions and performs troubleshooting activity, when required. Implements workaround procedures when standard methods have failed to ensure issues are addressed as quickly as possible. When necessary, escalates urgent problems to internal resources. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to achieve goals. Works under general supervision and usually reports to a supervisor, though some ingenuity and flexibility is required. Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 0-6 years of relevant experience.

User Acceptance Testing Specialist: Coordinates and oversees planning, monitoring and testing of user acceptance testing process for new products’ release. Develops plans by analyzing business requirements and generates reports with test results to ensure business objectives are met. Troubleshoots and analyzes issues reported by the team. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field.