What does a Systems Developer do?

Systems developers perform tasks related to the design, development, modification, and administration of software systems and applications. They identify and assess user needs or project requirements, and design or configure systems and programs that meet those needs. Developers primarily perform most of their work on the system coding and backend processing, as opposed to features that are seen or accessed by the end user. They write and modify code, handle testing and debugging tasks, and perform ongoing troubleshooting.

Systems developers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and a background in software programming or development. They should have hands-on experience with testing and debugging tools and programs, and proficiency with programming languages. These roles require attention to detail and strong organization skills.

Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Systems Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$76,292 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $76K
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Systems Developer Career Path

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Embedded Systems Developer
Nov. 7, 2021

“Good learning opportunity for entry level Electrical/Electronics engineers looking to start a career in Embedded Systems.”

Cyemptive TechnologiesCyemptive Technologies
Senior Systems Developer
May 8, 2021

“Good learning opportunities as it is a startup so you always has something to work upon based on your capabilities.”

Systems Developer Analyst
Nov. 21, 2021

“You will get good trainings and hike which is quite good.”

Systems Developer
Aug. 9, 2019

“Good work and life balance”

Systems Developer
Sep. 2, 2021

“Great for working learning fun”

Municipal Property Assessment CorporationMunicipal Property Assessment Corporation
Systems Developer
Jul. 10, 2019

“Good pay even when I was a coop student”

Bank of AmericaBank of America
Systems Programmer
Mar. 17, 2021

“work life balance is good”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
IBM BPM Developer
Mar. 12, 2021

“Good Pay Good transportation good”

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