Applications Developers


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Applications Developers

Applications Developers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, computer engineers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Almost always work as part of a team of engineers.
  • Communicate by e-mail, phone, and in person on a daily basis.
  • Have a medium level of social contact. They meet with clients and staff, but also spend time alone designing systems.
  • Have some responsibility for the work done by others.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • May share office space with others.

Work Performance

  • Must make sure that all details are performed and are completed accurately. Errors could cause computer systems to malfunction.
  • Regularly make decisions that impact clients and their company's reputation. They rarely consult a supervisor before deciding a course of action.
  • Set nearly all their daily tasks and goals without consulting another.
  • Must meet strict weekly and monthly deadlines.
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  • Work in a somewhat competitive atmosphere.
  • Repeat the same mental and physical activities, such as using a computer.

Hours/Travel

  • Work 40 hours per week.
  • May work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve a problem for a client.
  • Generally work a set schedule.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.