Application Developer – Job Description

An application developer creates, programs, analyzes, and tests application software for computers. They identify specific needs brought to them by a client or assess needs of the general population to manufacture applications based on new ideas and concepts. They also use coding language to modernize applications, as well as keep content fresh and exciting. Application developers can work with a variety of different clients and companies, and a team-oriented approach is crucial to developing a great application.

Application Developer Job Duties:

  • Establishing detailed application development method through client consultation
  • Identify market trends to draw conclusions on general population needs
  • Responsible for the implementation and modernization of coding
  • Writes and modifies new and existing code, documenting processes and modifications
  • Conduct in-depth application testing prior to deployment to ensure functionality and user-friendliness
  • Recommends new system enhancements, modifications, and functions
  • Document and report projects, trends, and operational tendencies
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed

Alternative names:  Application Programmer, Web Developer, Applications Engineer, Software Developer

Job projections: Expanding

Application Developer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Database Management
  • Application Testing
  • Web Development (HTML 5/CSS)
  • Database Development
  • Coding and Programming
  • Troubleshooting, Configuration, and Debugging
  • Analytical Processes
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Verbal Communication


 Salary Details:

The median annual Application Developer salary is $67,244, ranging between $46,671-$102,169, depending on experience. Bonuses and profit-sharing are included.


Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree, though some require a master’s degree. A strong knowledge of computer programming is essential. Knowledge of web development, data rationalization, advanced programming languages, and application testing are also required. Preference is given to candidates with good communicative tendencies, problem solving skills, and managerial skills.

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