Job Description: Mobile Developer Jobs
The continued growth of information technology will create an on-going need for the Mobile Developer role in Canada, so future employment prospects will be above average in the coming years for those in this role, particularly those with specialized skills.
Mobile Developers can work in office settings but some positions are able to work virtually. The role generally requires long hours of work using a computer and keyboard at a desk or work station. Work hours can be irregular as well as flexible, generally averaging from 40 to 50 hours weekly. Often this role is required to work additional and "off" hours to solve issues and/or meet deadlines 24 hours a day.
A Mobile Developer reports most often to an IT Manager, but it can vary by company. Many in these positions are independent contractors who are self-employed. You'll find these roles in many industries in both the public and private sector.
Mobile Developers have a wide variety of duties that include writing computer programs or software packages, testing, debugging and implementing software packages, software applications, operating software, and communications software. They modify existing systems as needed, help solve user issues and customize mobile applications. At times a Mobile Developer may be asked to research and evaluate potential products.
With experience, Mobile Developers can grow into senior level developers and potentially reach department manager positions. With the right education, there is a potential for senior management roles in IT.
Successful Mobile Developers will have a broad skill set along with knowledge and experience of sophisticated programming languages. They will be continually ready and able to update their skill sets as technology continues to create changes in the computer industry and will be experts of the software used in a particular industry. Excellent communication skills are also a must.
Required Skills and Training
Most employers prefer developers with at least a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science. However, the right level of in-depth experience will often trump the degree requirement.
This requirement can vary based on the job and the industry, but the more specialized experience one has, the better the job and salary prospects.
Skills and Certifications:
Once they have enough experience, developers can qualify for the designation of Information Systems Professional (ISP) through the Canadian Information Processing Society. Certifications in specific computer languages are also available.
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