Software Developers use their expertise across the entire development process of software programs. A software developer is a technical and creative driver behind the customer’s needs. From determining core functionality to designing and developing a complete product for a business, the software developer also considers items such as security, performance and other key needs. After designing a program to their satisfaction, it would usually be handed over to programmers so that code can be written and the product tested. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, ideally in computer science or a related field.