The business environment relies heavily on software for many functions - from automated traffic control systems to complex manufacturing processes, and Software Engineers are pivotal in the development of software that provides real solutions.
A Software Engineer needs to address the entire software development lifecycle to analyse needs, and then design, test and develop software in order to meet those needs.
Software Engineers document this process through the use of diagrams and flowcharts, developing computer instructions through the use of algorithms. Given the breadth of the role, a Software Engineer must have a thorough understanding of computer systems, in order to recognise any hardware limitations that could impact software design.
As technology develops at an ever increasing pace, it is critical for Software Engineers to stay up to date with the latest developments in hardware, systems and coding.