Java Developer

Develop, design, and maintain Java-based software.
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What's it like to be a Java Developer?

Java Developers are Programmers who specialize in Java applications for customers and businesses. They work in teams with Engineers, Developers, and Designers to create and test software throughout the entire project lifecycle until it is ready to deliver to consumers, updating product versions as necessary. Apart from a comprehensive mastery of Java functions, they also need analytical, time management, and teamwork skills to excel in the role. Java Developers work in the technology, finance, healthcare, and government sectors.

Java Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Designing, testing and maintaining Java-based software.
  • Gathering customer and client needs for applications.
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and debugging software.
  • Collaborating with the development team throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Recording and documenting software updates.
  • Aligning software with business goals and budgets.
  • Producing releases of software components.

How to become a Java Developer

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A bachelor degree is required to work as a Java Developer. Many companies prefer candidates with relevant certifications in Java and postgraduate degrees. 

  1. Graduate with a bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering, or another related field.

  2. Complete an internship as a Java developer at a recognized company.

  3. Build your developer portfolio by participating in boot camps, hackathons, passion projects, and freelance and volunteer work.

  4. Attain certification in a Java training program.

  5. Seek promotion to higher positions such as Senior Java Developer or Project Manager.

  6. Consider postgraduate education in software development, information systems, computer science, or another related field.

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