Software Engineer

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The job title software engineer can apply to a very wide range of positions. In general, a software engineer designs new software and evaluates and improves existing applications. Duties can include eliciting project requirements, writing algorithms, coding, testing, deployment, or maintenance.

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Market Demand

Overall ICT services sector is projected to grow at 12.7 per cent and reach RM77.7 billion by 2015 and RM100 billion by 2017. Computing technology will account for nearly two-thirds of the 1.3 million jobs demanded by the science and technology sectors by 2020. About 500,000 science and technology majors will be needed in Malaysia. From this number, at least 30,000 graduates are required in the ICT job market.

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Education

With a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, one can be competitive for many mid-level positions in software development as well as for jobs in related fields like cyber security. Some employers prefer candidates with mater’s degrees in computer science, software engineering or a related field. Professionals who are new to the field often start out as programmers and work their way up to positions of greater responsibility.

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