What does a Systems Developer do?

Systems developers perform tasks related to the design, development, modification, and administration of software systems and applications. They identify and assess user needs or project requirements, and design or configure systems and programs that meet those needs. Developers primarily perform most of their work on the system coding and backend processing, as opposed to features that are seen or accessed by the end user. They write and modify code, handle testing and debugging tasks, and perform ongoing troubleshooting.

Systems developers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and a background in software programming or development. They should have hands-on experience with testing and debugging tools and programs, and proficiency with programming languages. These roles require attention to detail and strong organization skills.

What responsibilities are common for Systems Developer jobs?
  • Verify accuracy of data and maintenance and support for the data warehouse.
  • Create and oversee jobs for daily, weekly, and monthly backups.
  • Perform data migrations between storage frames for existing customers.
  • Create and maintain complete documentation as it relates to installation and status of software.
  • Provide system integration and security plans and implementation.
  • Formulate and define specifications for applications or modify/maintain existing applications.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to customers (primarily internal) regarding applications and participate in upgrades and system enhancement projects.
  • Design and develop prototype software using the latest open-source technologies.
  • Implement disaster recovery procedures and ensure that the system meets high availability standards.
  • Work with senior team members to identify errors and/or deficiencies in specifications and to make required modifications or enhancements.
  • Create test plans and perform regression testing and white box testing as modules are integrated into the end systems.
  • Collaborate on the design of data models, technical architecture, data flows, schemas and API contracts.
  • Provide technical support activities for a production processing environment.
What are the typical qualifications for Systems Developer jobs?
  • Graduate's or Doctorate's Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or information technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Z/OS, SQL, C, C#, JAVA, LIMS, and SSRS software and systems.
  • Experience with DBZ, DBMS, MQ, CICS, Linux, and APIs software and systems.
  • Comfortable with algorithm design, scripting, and unit testing.
  • Demonstrated skills in debugging, design patterns, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Is skilled at problem solving.
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Systems Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€45,867 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€29K
Median: €46K
€79K
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Systems Developer Career Path

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Systems Developer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
14%
2 - 4
57%
5 - 7
18%
8+
11%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Systems Developer Insights

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Powersoft19Powersoft19
Embedded Systems Developer
7 Nov 2021

“Good learning opportunity for entry level Electrical/Electronics engineers looking to start a career in Embedded Systems.”

Cyemptive TechnologiesCyemptive Technologies
Senior Systems Developer
8 May 2021

“Good learning opportunities as it is a startup so you always has something to work upon based on your capabilities.”

Sveriges TelevisionSveriges Television
Systemutvecklare/Systems Developer
5 Jan 2022

“Working within software development also allows you great freedom to work on what you think is important.”

BNSF RailwayBNSF Railway
Consulting Systems Developer I
29 May 2021

“The bonus is a farce that will rarely ever pay 100% of target because it’s not based on any measurable targets.”

AccentureAccenture
Systems Developer Analyst
21 Nov 2021

“You will get good trainings and hike which is quite good.”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Senior Z/OS Systems Programmer
21 Feb 2022

“Interesting work and good people”

AccentureAccenture
Systems Developer Analyst
27 Feb 2022

“it's difficult to have training for career growth specially when it is not related to your current role.”

ProdataKeyProdataKey
Embedded Systems Developer
15 Jan 2022

“Great people and cultures.”

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