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Software Designer: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:44)


Amber Bostic is a custom software developer and oversees a group of developers. She also does software coding and SQL database maintenance.

Software Designer: Career Beginnings (02:35)

Bostic earned a Bachelor's degree in computer information systems and then interned at a local company. She did front end development at an oil and gas company before starting her own business.

Software Designer: Keys for Success (00:56)

A degree and being adaptive to the constant changes in technologies is a must. Coding boot camps are available to learn a specific software language.

Software Designer: Education and Certification Requirements (01:40)

Continuing education and certification courses are necessary and can be found on the internet. Those with good math skills are better suited for computer development. A developer needs to understand how security works.

Software Designer: Workplace Atmosphere (01:46)

Bostic describes her work as chaotic; she has a longer day than most due to her management position.

Software Designer: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:22)

Having a degree is preferred in this challenging field. You will need a good background of software languages and development.

Software Designer: A Day on the Job (02:39)

Bostic begins her day by checking emails for urgent issues and conferring with co-workers. Her afternoons are spent designing software.

Software Designer: Industry Goals and Services (00:60)

The purpose of software development is to improve production and streamline a company's processes. In some cases, one keystroke can save hours of work.

Software Designer: Industry Challenges (00:60)

Whenever a web browser updates its operating system, software must be redesigned.

Software Designer: Looking at the Future (00:49)

There will continue to be a need for developers; many will move to robotics and the Internet of Things.

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Software Designer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a Software Designer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Amber Bostic talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in software design. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL162492

ISBN: 978-1-64481-010-1

Copyright date: ©2018

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