Computer Programmers

(NOC 2174)
+13.73%
 

Career Description

Computer programmers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for software applications, data processing applications, operating systems-level software and communications software. Interactive media developers write, modify, integrate and test computer code for Internet and mobile applications, computer-based training software, computer games, film, video and other interactive media.

Duties May Include

Computer programmers


  • 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 co-ordinate teams of computer programmers
  • May research and evaluate a variety of software products.

Interactive media developers

  • Program animation software to predefined specifications for interactive video games, Internet and mobile applications
  • Program special effects software for film and video applications
  • Write, modify, integrate and test software code for e-commerce, Internet and mobile applications
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements
  • Assist in the development of logical and physical specifications
  • May lead and co-ordinate teams of interactive media developers
  • May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.

Examples of Titles

Application Programmer
Business Programmer
Multimedia Programmer
Operating Systems Programmer
Programmer - Computer Systems
Programmer Analyst
Scientific Programmer
Software Development Programmer
Software Programmer
Systems Programmer

Where They Work

Computer programmers and interactive media developers are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Game Programming Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Programming Diploma; Co-op
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Software Development Diploma Diploma; University Transfer
Software Development Post-Diploma Certificate Post-diploma
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Programmer Analyst Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on March 06, 2020