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Essential questions

1. In your own words define what is a software engineer is.
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs.
Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a
computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run
the devices or control networks
2. What are the specializations within this field of S.T.E.M. and what do they
The specializations of stem are technology and engineering for a software
engineer. Technology is involved for a software engineer because they are
working with the newest technology and creating next gen technology.
Engineering is also involved because they are supposed to develop and
engineer new software and fix possible mistakes.
3. Provide a minimum of ten (10) everyday items/things that these types of
professionals work on and explain how they are involved with these
Coding Use codes to create software and the function of the software.
Creating new software Use their coding skills to develop their own
software from scratch.
Fixing software Fix code problems that have occurred in the software and
patch it.
Software Interior Design Focus on the function of the software and its
Software Exterior Design Focus on the look of the software and how it
looks to the customer.
Computer Software Creates software specifically for computers and
releases updates to improve software.
Mobile Software Creates software specifically for mobile devices and
releases updates to improve software.
Server Software Creates software specifically for servers and releases updates
to improve software.

Software Architecture Focuses on the overall structure of software and

building it.
Console Software Creates software specifically for consoles and releases
updates to improve software.
4. How does the profession/job help improve our everyday lives?
This job helps us with problems that we may encounter with our new
devices and prevents software issues and release updates to make the
software up to date and as fast and better as possible.
5. What does a day for a person in this profession/job look like?
A day for a person in the software engineer consists of tons of coding as that
is what is used to create and fix software.
6. What are the salary options available for this profession/job?
The average yearly pay for a software engineer was 93,350 dollars a year
and making over 44 dollars an hour.
7. What is the level of education a person needs to be able to be hired for this
profession/job? Where can one get the best preparation?
Most computer software development jobs require bachelor's degrees in
computer science or software engineering. These programs have significant
math requirements that include a sequence in calculus, plus courses in
differential equations and linear algebra. A sequence in physics is also
8. What kinds of experiences are required/needed in order for someone to be
successful at this profession/job?
Many students gain experience in software development by completing an
internship at a software company while in college.Some software developers
first work as computer programmers, and as they gain more experience they
are given more responsibility and eventually become a developer.
9. What kinds of awards can a person in this profession/job be able to
get/receive and how? The CODiE awards is a yearly award issued by the
Software and Information Industry Association for excellence in software
development within the software industry. Jolt Awards are awards in the
software industry.
Stevens Award is a software engineering award given in memory of Wayne

10.What are the required certifications in order to be eligible for hire in this
You do not need any certifications to be a software engineer it is actually
recommended to not list them.
11.What kinds of advancements can a person in this profession achieve?
Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT)
project managers, also called computer and information systems managers,
and oversee the software development process
12. What can be some of the projects and or designs a person in this profession
can perform?
Creating new software, testing new software, look for mistakes in a
software, start an open source project.