261313 Software Engineer

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ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Software Engineer
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Alternative Titles:
Software Architect
Software Designer

Designs, develops, modifies, documents, tests, implements, installs and supports software applications and systems.
Skill Level: 1
Computer Applications Engineer
Database Designer
Systems Architect

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2613 Software and Applications Programmers

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Software and Applications Programmers
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SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMERS design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs
identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods
testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification
writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards
writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures
providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities such as financial evaluation and costings for recommending software purchases and upgrades

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 868.90
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 521.10
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 813.80