Job description Operating Systems Programmer in Nova Scotia

Find out what work is like for an operating systems programmer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 21230).

Computer systems developers and programmers


Computer systems developers and programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Job duties

  • Write, modify, integrate and test software code
  • Maintain existing computer programs by making modifications as required
  • Identify and communicate technical problems, processes and solutions
  • Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements
  • Assist in the development of logical and physical specifications
  • May lead and coordinate teams of computer programmers
  • May research and evaluate a variety of software products.

Job titles

  • computer programmer
  • operating systems programmer
  • programmer analyst
  • scientific programmer
  • systems programmer

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