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Information Technology (IT) App Developer

 

Overview

An IT App Developer, or a mobile developer, designs, builds, tests, produces, and improves mobile apps for a business.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Design and develop mobile applications for iOS and Android per the company’s technology and communications vision or strategy
  • Create visually appealing as well as intuitive user interfaces
  • Analyze, review, and assess user requirements, specifications, and models for understanding the needs of the user
  • Gather information for the app development via interviews, focus groups, research, etc.
  • Document internal and external source code
  • Create implementation and test specifications for new applications; participate in testing
  • Handle support and documentation of the mobile applications created
  • Troubleshoot and implement testing solutions
  • Work closely with marketing and business team members as well as other developers to ensure goals and objectives are met
  • Participate in future mobile app development plans and discussions

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, MIS, information technology, or software engineering is required.

 

To pursue a career as an IT App Developer:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics and computer courses.

 

Typical Employers:

IT App Developers work for medium to large-scale agricultural companies of varying types. They may also work for non-profits or government agencies.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook

The future outlook for an IT App Developer will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • National Association of Programmers
  • Network Professionals Association
  • Software Development Forum
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Last Updated: 04/01/2020