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What is a software developer?

Software developers build bridges in their everyday lives – between process requirements and tailor-made software solutions. They should be able to recognise all requirements, evaluate them and ultimately visualise them practically in a software solution.

Software creators, also known as software developers, are basically IT specialists who develop, implement and maintain software and applications.

Necessary work processes must be implemented in the respective software modules, and the finished software solutions must be integrated into the corresponding environment, configured and possibly adapted. In addition, the software developer should observe the present software architecture under all specifications when developing and scaling software solutions. Documentation, the implementation of quality assurance and user-friendliness measures as well as continuous maintenance are also among the tasks.


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Whether Java, C++ or PHP: Your knowledge is wide-ranging and you have already been able to successfully prove it in some project work (perhaps already during your studies)? In our database you will find suitable and exciting challenges for well-known companies and organisations in different industries – also in your region.

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Are you a software or system house, a company in information or communication technology in Germany or a company with an e-commerce platform? No matter in which sector you see yourself: If you are looking for support from experienced and qualified software developers, you will find what you are looking for with us.

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Have you already accepted a wide variety of projects as a developer and completed them to the satisfaction of everyone involved? Prove your skills again in sought-after software projects.Together we will find an exciting project for you, in which you can fully live out your professional and personal life.

Software developer tasks: This is how your day-to-day work looks like

Computer science, programming and software engineering: Your area of responsibility as a software developer is not only extensive, but also challenging. In addition to ensuring the functional activity of software solutions and systems, it is your task to always keep an eye on the quality, performance and cost-effectiveness of software products.

But that's not all: They also have to think about mathematical-technical data structures in order to quickly develop adequate solutions to problems within software systems.

Basically, four areas can be identified:

Before implementation, it is important to take up the requirements placed on the software in detail and to analyse them with regard to feasibility. A common basis is necessary in order to understand both sides (software developers and stakeholders) and to define work processes and quality criteria based on this. From this, a requirements documentation is derived, which serves the software developer as a guide for all further development steps of the software or the application. Requirements documentation is created to record larger development steps. In this way, both parties can quickly overview the results achieved and compare them with the set requirements.

Before implementation, it is important to take up the requirements placed on the software in detail and to analyse them with regard to feasibility. A common basis is necessary in order to understand both sides (software developers and stakeholders) and to define work processes and quality criteria based on this. From this, a requirements documentation is derived, which serves the software developer as a guide for all further development steps of the software or the application. Requirements documentation is created to record larger development steps. In this way, both parties can quickly overview the results achieved and compare them with the set requirements.


Once the development phase of the software has been completed, it is time for testing. The software developer examines the software against the background of the defined requirements, analyses the quality and checks the software for possible errors. Predefined protocols and quality standards help with this task package.

Once the development phase of the software has been completed, it is time for testing. The software developer examines the software against the background of the defined requirements, analyses the quality and checks the software for possible errors. Predefined protocols and quality standards help with this task package.


The software developer, together with a programmer, now determines the foundation and appropriate components of a software system based on the software architecture. These tasks represent a great challenge, as a later change can only be implemented with a very high effort. The choice of software architecture must therefore be made carefully with regard to modifiability, maintainability, security and performance. Subsequently, the software architecture must be implemented in this area using selected programming languages. Programming languages such as Java, C++ and PHP as well as Perl, Cobol, Pascal and Ruby on Rails are mainly used here.

The software developer, together with a programmer, now determines the foundation and appropriate components of a software system based on the software architecture. These tasks represent a great challenge, as a later change can only be implemented with a very high effort. The choice of software architecture must therefore be made carefully with regard to modifiability, maintainability, security and performance. Subsequently, the software architecture must be implemented in this area using selected programming languages. Programming languages such as Java, C++ and PHP as well as Perl, Cobol, Pascal and Ruby on Rails are mainly used here.


Once all errors have been eliminated, it is now the task of the programmer to implement the software. Technical documentation records all essential information for the installation, use, maintenance and repair of the software. This is followed by a briefing for the users of the program or application.

Once all errors have been eliminated, it is now the task of the programmer to implement the software. Technical documentation records all essential information for the installation, use, maintenance and repair of the software. This is followed by a briefing for the users of the program or application.


Jobs as software developers are currently in great demand in Germany. Sound training is therefore mandatory. A (university) degree in computer science and thus at least a Bachelor of Science degree is expected. In addition to theoretical know-how, software developers should have practical experience and specialisations. In order to collect these, it is advisable to complete various internships or to work part-time. Your own projects are also welcome in applications.

As the developments and requirements for software and applications never stand still, we recommend continuously expanding your knowledge and skills through further training.

Jobs as software developers are currently in great demand in Germany. Sound training is therefore mandatory. A (university) degree in computer science and thus at least a Bachelor of Science degree is expected. In addition to theoretical know-how, software developers should have practical experience and specialisations. In order to collect these, it is advisable to complete various internships or to work part-time. Your own projects are also welcome in applications.

As the developments and requirements for software and applications never stand still, we recommend continuously expanding your knowledge and skills through further training.


A software developer earns an average starting salary of EUR 42,000 at the start of their career (junior position). Of course, this increases with increasing professional experience. The salary depends on possible specialisations and industries in which your employer is located.

An academic degree also plays a role in the salary of software developers. If you have earned a master's degree, you can expect a higher salary than someone with a diploma from a university of applied sciences or a bachelor's degree. In the public sector, a master's degree is also mandatory.

For potential employers, the desired specialisation is also decisive. Software developers can then expect a higher salary. If you take on more responsibility and team leadership in the further course of your career, you can earn an average of up to EUR 100,000 gross annual salary as a manager.

A software developer earns an average starting salary of EUR 42,000 at the start of their career (junior position). Of course, this increases with increasing professional experience. The salary depends on possible specialisations and industries in which your employer is located.

An academic degree also plays a role in the salary of software developers. If you have earned a master's degree, you can expect a higher salary than someone with a diploma from a university of applied sciences or a bachelor's degree. In the public sector, a master's degree is also mandatory.

For potential employers, the desired specialisation is also decisive. Software developers can then expect a higher salary. If you take on more responsibility and team leadership in the further course of your career, you can earn an average of up to EUR 100,000 gross annual salary as a manager.


As digital transformation is not only changing all our private lives, but above all our working world and our professions, it is not surprising that employers from all industries within Germany, especially in metropolises such as Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, are currently desperately looking for well-trained and experienced personnel in software development.

Whether in the IT department of a chemical or automotive industry company, at an insurance company or within an authority: Your entry and promotion opportunities are currently almost unlimited. Software developers are also currently in great demand in research and development within state-funded institutions. Directly look for your next job opportunities.

As digital transformation is not only changing all our private lives, but above all our working world and our professions, it is not surprising that employers from all industries within Germany, especially in metropolises such as Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt, are currently desperately looking for well-trained and experienced personnel in software development.

Whether in the IT department of a chemical or automotive industry company, at an insurance company or within an authority: Your entry and promotion opportunities are currently almost unlimited. Software developers are also currently in great demand in research and development within state-funded institutions. Directly look for your next job opportunities.


A software developer should have general knowledge of computer science and of the most important programming languages. These include languages such as Java, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and Python.

Another area is the analysis and evaluation of processes. Those professionals should have extremely good time management in order to be able to implement projects according to plan. Good English skills are as much a part of the necessary skills as the following:

  • Team and communication skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • Desire for continuous further education

A software developer should have general knowledge of computer science and of the most important programming languages. These include languages such as Java, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and Python.

Another area is the analysis and evaluation of processes. Those professionals should have extremely good time management in order to be able to implement projects according to plan. Good English skills are as much a part of the necessary skills as the following:

  • Team and communication skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • Desire for continuous further education

The search for well-trained and experienced software developers can drag on. With our "Find & Engage" concept, we bring companies and experts together. For example, we place specialists in computer science and software development with renowned and large companies. Of course, we respond to your individual wishes and needs and can compare them directly with those of our companies.

In our pool of companies and applicant profiles, we quickly find who fits together. We compare qualifications, requirements and personalities with corporate values. As soon as we realise that it is appropriate, we will establish contact with you. If the conversation is successful and both parties notice that the chemistry is right, the framework conditions are coordinated with us. Shape the professional future of your career with us.

The search for well-trained and experienced software developers can drag on. With our "Find & Engage" concept, we bring companies and experts together. For example, we place specialists in computer science and software development with renowned and large companies. Of course, we respond to your individual wishes and needs and can compare them directly with those of our companies.

In our pool of companies and applicant profiles, we quickly find who fits together. We compare qualifications, requirements and personalities with corporate values. As soon as we realise that it is appropriate, we will establish contact with you. If the conversation is successful and both parties notice that the chemistry is right, the framework conditions are coordinated with us. Shape the professional future of your career with us.


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