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Information Technology (IT) App Developer



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 is here to offer support. To assist our employers and job seeker community, we have compiled a list of resources regarding COVID-19 and the agriculture industry. You will also find employment resources to help navigate through these difficult times.
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Last Updated: 04/01/2020