IT Product Developers create new products to be sold by information technology (IT) organisations.
Employers are spread throughout the UK and include computer manufacturers and software houses, IT and management consultancies, and private companies and public organisations.
Most IT product developers have a degree, HND or HNC in an IT-related subject. However, employers do train graduates with degrees in non-related subjects. The usual entry requirement for a degree is a minimum of five GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) and two A levels/three Highers or equivalent qualifications.
What does an IT Product Developer do?
Typical projects for IT product developers include designing new software, working on a new generation of mobile communications or creating new computer games. IT developers research a possible product and estimate how much it is likely to cost. They also produce a detailed design and then test the new product in real-life situations and write instructions for users of the new product. In large companies, they tend to specialise in one aspect of product development. Training is usually available on the job or through specialist courses led by the major hardware and software suppliers.
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