U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Illustrative examples: Software Systems Engineer,
Embedded Systems Software Developer,
Computer Systems Software Architect
Broad Occupation: 15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers
Minor Group: 15-1100 Computer Occupations
Major Group: 15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010