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IT systems developer
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.2% of employed doctoral graduates or 30 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as information technology (IT) systems developers six months after graduation.
Systems developers are included in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' employment cluster.
Systems developers work on the internal operations of computers. They work within organisations to solve computer problems using existing systems or incorporating new technologies to meet particular needs. They test both hard and software systems, and diagnose and resolve system faults. The role also covers writing diagnostic programs and designing and writing code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. When required, they make recommendations for future developments to software or operating systems.
Systems developers may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst. This may require integrating off-the-shelf software packages into the existing systems.