Application Developer Job Description

Application developers create desktop and mobile applications and optimize software to be user-friendly. Application developers work in all industries, from healthcare to finance, to create software that streamlines work processes and helps workers operate more efficiently.

Application Developer Job Description Sample

We're looking to hire an application developer to design, code, and optimize applications for a variety of platforms and industries. Candidates must have a mastery of common coding languages such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Application developers are also responsible for consulting with clients and optimizing applications to the customer's specific business needs. Applicants will be required to work both in teams with other application developers and independently on sections of a project.

Application Developer Salary

Application developers have a salary ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The average salary for application developers is $69,000.

Application Developer Skills

  • Advanced understanding of common programming languages like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
  • Effective problem solver and rational thinker.
  • Skilled at multitasking and independently managing large sections of code.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication and teamwork abilities.

Application Developer Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consult with clients to tailor applications to specific performance requirements.
  • Work in a team and independently to design, code, and optimize applications.
  • Test, evaluate, and debug applications.

Application Developer Requirements

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in IT or a related computer science field.
  • Work experience in application development or a similar position.
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