Summary Operating Systems Programmer in Nova Scotia
Find key facts and figures about working as an operating systems programmer. The following information is applicable to all Computer systems developers and programmers (NOC 21230).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- 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's requirements
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