21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers



21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
Computer systems developers and programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.


Index of titles
Computer programmer
Detail programmer
Electronic data processing (EDP) applications programmer
Mainframe systems programmer
Operating systems programmer
Programmer analyst
Satellite scientific telecommunications programmer
Scientific programmer
Systems programmer


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Write, modify, integrate and test software code
Maintain existing computer programs by making modifications as required
Identify and communicate technical problems, processes and solutions
Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software
Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements
Assist in the development of logical and physical specifications
May lead and coordinate teams of computer programmers
May research and evaluate a variety of software products.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree or college diploma program in computer science, computer engineering or in another discipline with a significant programming component
Specialization in programming for engineering and scientific applications requires specific post-secondary study or experience.


Additional information
Progression to information systems analyst is possible with experience.


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