Developer Programmer

Job Role: Build and modify software systems according to rail operators’ requirements.

Female programmer working at home at night.

The role

Developer Programmers play a key role in the design, development, installation and testing of software.

• ensuring systems run in accordance with the user needs
• writing and maintaining programme code to meet system requirements
• designing and recommending technical specifications in accordance with quality standards.

Female programmer working at home at night.
Skills required

Skills required to be an Developer Programmer

  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Good communication
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Logical thinking and problem solving
Entry pathways

Minimum requirements

Formal qualification may not be required for entry level roles but could be well-regarded by employers.

Relevant qualifications may include a bachelor degree in an ICT field such as computer science or information technology. Alternatively, a VET qualification such as a Diploma of Information Technology or an Advanced Diploma of Information Technology can potentially be suitable for entry-level roles

Career progression
Flow chart showing possible career progression for a Developer Programmer
What do I do next?

What do I do next?

For more information on becoming a Developer Programmer: 

  • find out more about Analyst programmers on the Work in Rail website
  • talk to your careers adviser 
  • check out programs available at your local TAFE or university
  • if you already work in rail, talk to your employer.