Jobs in IT and software development

23.01.2023
by Meike Müller
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In the field of software development, there are a variety of different job titles that refer to different aspects of computer program and application development. These include web developers, who specialize in the development of websites and web applications; software developers, who deal with the development of general computer programs and applications; software architects, who are responsible for planning and organizing the overall design of an application; and DevOps engineers, who are responsible for automating and optimizing the deployment of software. Each of these job titles has its own requirements and challenges and requires different skills and knowledge. It is not always easy to see through the current jungle of these designations. EXWE brings light into the darkness and asks the question:

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IT specialist

IT specialists are professionals who deal with the application and administration of IT systems. They are able to plan, install and maintain complex IT systems. They are also able to understand user requirements and translate them into technical solutions. IT specialists work in many areas such as production, logistics, administration or even development.

Five typical tasks of an IT specialist:

  1. Development of software applications: One of the main tasks of IT specialists is the development of software applications to convert user requirements into technical solutions.
  2. Analyzing requirements: Information Systems Specialists analyze requirements from users to ensure that software is efficient and powerful.
  3. Writing code: IT specialists write code to translate user requirements into technical solutions.
  4. Maintaining and servicing IT systems: Information technology specialists are responsible for maintaining and servicing IT systems to ensure they remain stable and efficient.
  5. Collaboration with other departments: IT specialists work closely with other departments such as IT management, sales and customer service to understand the requirements of IT systems and develop solutions.

 

IT specialist for application development

IT specialists for application development are professionals who specialize specifically in the development of software applications. They are able to understand user requirements and translate them into technical solutions. They usually work in development teams and are responsible for implementing projects.

 

Five typical tasks of an IT specialist for application development:

  1. Software application development: One of the main tasks of application development specialists is to develop software applications to translate user requirements into technical solutions.
  2. Analyzing requirements: Application development specialists analyze requirements from users to ensure that the software is efficient and powerful.
  3. Writing code: Application development specialists write code to translate user requirements into technical solutions.
  4. Testing and debugging code: Application development specialists test and debug the code they write to ensure that it runs without errors and in a stable manner.
  5. Collaborating in development teams: IT specialists for application development work in development teams and are responsible for implementing projects. They work closely with other developers, project managers and IT professionals.

Are you looking for a job as an IT specialist? Then take a look here:
Jobs at EXWE as IT Specialist

 

IT specialist for system integration

IT specialists for system integration are professionals who deal with the integration of IT systems. They are able to link different IT systems and combine them into an overall solution. They usually work in IT departments and are responsible for linking IT systems within an organization.

Five typical tasks of an IT specialist for systems integration:

  1. Integration of IT systems: One of the main tasks of systems integration specialists is to integrate IT systems to ensure that they can communicate and work together.
  2. Configuration of networks: Systems integration specialists configure networks to ensure that IT systems can communicate with each other efficiently and securely.
  3. Performing tests and diagnosing errors: IT specialists for systems integration perform tests and diagnose errors to ensure that IT systems are functioning properly.
  4. Documenting IT systems and processes: Systems integration specialists document IT systems and processes to ensure that other IT professionals understand and can use them.
  5. Collaboration with other departments: Systems integration specialists work closely with other departments such as IT management, sales, and customer service to understand IT system requirements and develop solutions.

 

IT specialist for data and process analysis

Data and process analysis specialists are professionals who deal with the analysis of data and processes. They are able to collect, prepare and evaluate data from various sources. They can also analyze and optimize processes in an organization. They usually work in IT departments and are responsible for analyzing data and processes within an organization.

Five typical tasks of an IT specialist for data and process analysis:

  1. Analysis of data structures and processes: One of the main tasks of data and process analysis specialists is to analyze data structures and processes to identify problems and potential for optimization.
  2. Developing solutions to data management problems: Data and process analysis specialists develop solutions to data management problems to improve the quality and efficiency of data processing.
  3. Perform data modeling and analysis: data and process analysis specialists perform data modeling and analysis to understand and optimize the structure and relationships of data.
  4. Develop process management systems: Data and process analysis specialists develop process management systems to improve the efficiency and quality of business processes.
  5. Collaboration with other departments: Data and process analysis specialists work closely with other departments such as IT management, sales, and customer service to understand business process requirements and develop solutions.

 

IT Technical Assistant

Computer science technical assistants are professionals who deal with the application and administration of IT systems. They support IT specialists in the planning, installation and maintenance of IT systems. They usually work in IT departments and support IT specialists in the implementation of IT projects.

Five typical tasks of an IT technical assistant:

  1. Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of IT systems: One of the main responsibilities of a computer science technical assistant is to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of IT systems to ensure they remain stable and efficient.
  2. Performing Troubleshooting and Diagnosis: Computer Science Technical Assistants perform troubleshooting and diagnosis to quickly and efficiently resolve problems in IT systems.
  3. Providing User Support: Computer Science Technical Assistants assist users in using and experiencing problems with IT systems.
  4. IT Systems Documentation: Computer Science Technical Assistants document IT systems to ensure that other IT professionals understand and can use them.
  5. Assist with the implementation of IT projects: Computer Science Technical Assistants assist in the implementation of IT projects by helping to prepare and perform tasks.

 

Web Developer

Web developers are professionals who specialize in developing websites and web applications. They work with various technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to translate user requirements into attractive and user-friendly websites. They are also able to implement dynamic content and interactivity through the use of JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React, and Vue. Web developers typically work in development teams and are responsible for the implementation of projects.

Five typical tasks of a web developer:

  1. Website and Web Application Development: One of the main tasks of web developers is to develop websites and web applications by using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies.
  2. Dynamic Content Creation: Web developers create dynamic content and interactivity by using JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React, and Vue.
  3. Usability and design optimization: web developers optimize the usability and design of websites and web applications to ensure they are attractive and user-friendly.
  4. Responsive design: web developers develop and design responsive websites that adapt to the needs of different devices.
  5. Backend systems integration: Web developers integrate backend systems such as databases and APIs into websites and web applications to provide dynamic content and interactivity.

Looking for a job as a web developer? Then take a look here:
Web Developer Jobs at EXWE

 

Software developer

Software developers are professionals who deal with the development of computer programs and applications. They work with various programming languages such as C++, Java, C# and Python to translate user requirements into technical solutions. Software developers usually work in development teams and are responsible for the implementation of projects.

The difference between a software developer and an IT specialist for application development is most likely in the form of the degree. While IT specialists have completed an apprenticeship, many companies often require a degree for positions that carry the designation of software developer. However, both IT specialists and software developers are primarily concerned with developing computer programs and applications.

One cannot conclusively answer which path offers the broader education. Both classic software developers and IT specialists are able to understand user requirements and implement them in the form of a technical solution.

Five typical tasks of a software developer:

  1. Writing code: One of the main tasks of a software developer is writing code to translate user requirements into technical solutions.
  2. Testing and debugging code: Software developers test and debug the code they write to ensure that it runs without errors and in a stable manner.
  3. Documenting code and applications: Software developers document the code they write and applications to ensure that other developers and IT professionals can understand and use it.
  4. Collaboration in development teams: software developers work in development teams and are responsible for the implementation of projects. They work closely with other developers, project managers, and IT professionals.
  5. Maintaining and servicing existing applications: Software developers maintain and service existing applications to ensure that they remain stable and perform well and that user requirements are met.

 

Looking for a job as a software developer? Then take a look here:
Jobs at EXWE as software developer

 

Software architect/software architect

Software architects are professionals responsible for planning and organizing the overall design of a software application. They work closely with developers and other IT professionals to ensure that user requirements are met and that the application is scalable, maintainable, and capable. You will also be responsible for selecting appropriate technologies and frameworks

Five typical tasks of a software architect:

  1. Planning and organizing the overall design of a software application: a software architect is responsible for planning and organizing the overall design of a software application to ensure that user requirements are met and that the application is scalable, maintainable, and capable.
  2. Select appropriate technologies and framework: software architects are responsible for selecting appropriate technologies and framework to ensure that the software is efficient and performs well.
  3. Collaboration with developers and IT professionals: software architects work closely with developers and other IT professionals to ensure that user requirements are met and that the application is scalable, maintainable, and powerful.
  4. Defining standards and best practices: Software architects define standards and best practices to ensure that software is high quality and consistent.
  5. Designing architectures and design patterns: Software architects design architectures and design patterns for the software to ensure that the application is scalable, maintainable, and performant.

 

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineers are professionals responsible for automating and optimizing the delivery of software. They work closely with developers and IT operations teams to ensure that software can be deployed efficiently and quickly. They use tools such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment to automate software development and deployment and streamline processes. You will also be responsible for monitoring and maintaining production environments.

Five typical tasks of a DevOps Engineer:

  1. Automating deployment processes: DevOps Engineers use tools such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment to automate software development and deployment and streamline processes.
  2. Monitoring and maintaining production environments: DevOps Engineers are responsible for monitoring and maintaining production environments to ensure software is stable and performing well.
  3. Collaborating with developers and IT operations teams: DevOps Engineers work closely with developers and IT operations teams to ensure that software can be deployed efficiently and quickly.
  4. Ensuring the software is scalable and maintainable: DevOps Engineers are responsible for ensuring that the software is scalable and maintainable to ensure that it remains stable as the number of users and requirements increase.
  5. Implementation of security measures: DevOps Engineers are responsible for implementing security measures in production environments to ensure that the software is safe and secure.
Meike
Meike
from 23.01.2023

Hello, my name is Meike. I take care of the EXWE back office and am responsible for our social media channels. All of our articles are meant to make your life easier and help you make decisions. Nevertheless, it can happen that something remains unclear, so: If you have questions about this article you can easily reach me at +49 231 93149827.

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