With the dynamic development of the technology sector and in particular the IT sector, new opportunities for professional realization have naturally raised.
Software companies are entering new markets, the demand and supply of services follow the rapid trends in various fields and businesses.
The change is natural, but it is challenging to be always 100% aligned with all the new trends and innovations, to offer the best solutions, while maintaining the high quality of services provided. And in order not to be experts in everything, in recent years several new professions have raised.
Here below we will try to explain short and simple some of the roles in our team.
Software quality assurance (QA) – In general, these detail-oriented professionals are responsible for the detection and resolution of problems, and the delivery of satisfactory outcomes. A software quality assurance person’s main responsibility is to create and enforce standards and methods to ensure the quality of the code and to prevent bugs from ever occurring.
Their work is to find problems escalate them. It`s strange because usually, people try to find a good thing in the situation, but QA tries to find the problem – this makes them quite different and difficult, but deep in their souls they are nice people.
UX/UI designer – UX and UI design are two different elements of the consumer experience. UX refers to the user experience and focuses on how people interact with the application. UI, or user interface, focuses on the look and layout. Why are they so important? Without a specialist in that field, you can have the best application with the greatest features, and absolutely useless to customers. User experience is more and more important nowadays and users are more and more demanding and sensitive in that area.
Database developer – Database developers ensure that database management systems can handle massive quantities of data. Database Developers usually work as part of a software development team, modifying and editing database queries, troubleshooting issues, and designing and developing new databases. They are well-organized as personality and love to put the things in order, and by color, and by size. Also never insist to them that excel is or can be a database – this makes them angry.
DevOps is short for Development Operations. Those guys manage the IT infrastructure as per the requirement of the supported software code. That requires knowledge in computer networks, virtualization, cloud technologies, and automation of processes. They are very patient. This is a role designed to help a company’s cross-functional product team operate as effectively as possible.
ProdOps is short for Product Operations –People in that position have responsibilities similar to DevOps, only for the environments facing the customer. That usually means that every error they make costs money. The ProdOps Engineer understands the Application Maintenances and Production Support needs and brings mature experience to the Production space. They are brave, experienced, and smart. And sometimes they smile. The ProdOps Engineer is hands-on and will be challenged to design and implement continuous improvement in the Production environment.
The missing part of the puzzle – Software Developer and Software engineer –the processor and the brain of the product development.
A software engineer, a developer, and a coder walked into a bar. Here are the programmers – The bartender said.
A programmer is a collective term for the entire array of jobs that requires programming languages.
Software Engineers are responsible for the system as a whole. They build the software applying engineering principles to the creation of the product. They evaluate the needs to conceptualize a software system with the requirements. They observe the entire development life cycle knowing from one side the big picture and also having a strong background in engineering and taking into consideration the specifics of the different programming languages. In the end, software engineering means using engineering concepts to develop software. They have strategic thinking, they are precise and analytical they have the knowledge and the experience, and they know how to use them.
Software developer works with the clients to figure out what they want and also understands the software engineer’s instructions and translates them into lines of code. To do this, developers need a working knowledge of the software to be able to balance what the client wants with what the software can actually provide. The developer should be fluent in a few programming languages and different technologies, as well as can read and write algorithms. They are logical and calm as persons.
As we all know the gear wheels can`t move with a missing cog. It`s the same in software product development. In Grafixoft we have more than 90 professional software engineers, QAs, and ITSM consultants – our Great team. We are great in software engineering, we can give you the best advice for your business using ITSM and we can also guarantee excellent QA services.