Today, there is a massive demand for software developers in the IT industry. Many companies hire top-tier software developers who can write solid code and have other important intangible traits.
There are many technical skills to consider, like writing clean code, debugging, and other core skills needed for the job. To succeed in software development, excellent coding ability alone is insufficient. Non-technical skills and other qualities are also necessary to stand out and remain competitive.
At LANEX, we have identified three qualities that set a great software developer apart from the crowd.
Highly reliable and responsible
A highly reliable and responsible software developer puts a premium on quality. They think the Quality Assurance (QA) team is more like a gate to pass by, not a group of testers. Great developers thoroughly test their software with multiple layers of testing, which saves time by making bug detection harder.
Great software developers are highly reliable and responsible. Developers take and follow up on a task very well and make sure that it is working well in production.
They will go above and beyond to establish more clarity around the task by building reports for better visibility. They will evaluate numbers and take pride in their work quality.
Good business acumen
Great software developers understand the goals and objectives of the company and how it makes money. They are practical in using technology and do not restrict themselves to a particular language or framework. They choose tools and technology to use that will add value to the business.
These developers think of the trade-offs and the cost-to-benefit ratio in solving a problem. They make sure that the solutions they will provide save resources for the company and customers.
Ace team players
Great software developers always look out for the whole team and help others get better. Developers are excellent mentors and love to learn together with the team. Great developers assist juniors, teach new skills, and document to share knowledge with the company and community. Great software engineers have this innate ability to translate technical jargon and requirements into simple layman's language.
In addition, a great software developer manages time effectively while helping teammates.
Note these qualities to stand out in the job market. Companies offer great compensation packages for software developers. Others look at new outsourcing models like staff augmentation, where they can employ curated premium talent on demand.
Staff augmentation is cost-effective outsourcing for companies requiring additional technical resources for crucial projects. Agencies like LANEX provide top-tier talent for each project, helping you get the work done.
If you want to learn more about IT staff augmentation and how to make it work for your company, please get in touch with our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 371-9424.