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Software Engineer

Present Problems Require Future Solutions

Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

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45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Application Developer, Application Integration Engineer, Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Software Architect, Software Developer, Software Development Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer

Facts and Stats

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O*NET Code: 15-1252.00

O*NET Summary
  • $121k Median wages (annual)


  • 143,400 Projected job openings


  • >11% Projected growth (much faster than average)


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Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

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  • Development environment software — Advanced business application programming ABAP; Apache Ant; Common business oriented language COBOL; Go
  • Object or component oriented development software — Apache Spark; jQuery; Objective C; Scala
  • Web platform development software — Backbone.js; Microsoft ASP.NET Core MVC; React; Spring Framework

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