Software Programmer

Computer Programmer

Web Programmer

Software Designer

System Analyst

Mainframe Programmer

Minimum B.E/B.Tech/Any graduation degree with relevant skills

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience in IT-ITeS industry

The tasks a System Programmer is expected to perform include:

Coordinatinginstallationofcomputeroperatingsystem software

Testing system programme or computer system and software?s to identify errors and rectify the same

Analyzing system performance to ensure that it is operating efficiently

Modifying system software as and when required to ensure system performance meets desired objective

Writing reports to document steps required to modify system or implement new software

Proficient in reading various loading and running instructions from system software?s, such as task scheduling, memory management, computer file system, etc.

Adept in controlling computer inputs and outputs

Well-versed in loading tapes into tape drive or transferring software to magnetic disk

Proficient in testing software programme and observing readout on computer system monitor to identify errors

Adept in rectifying errors and modifying system software as and when required to ensure system performance meets desired objective

Well-versed in analyzing performance indicators like system response time, number of transactions per second, number of programmes being processed at a time, etc. to ensure that system is operating efficiently

Proficient in monitoring and administering computer programme that controls user access to system

Well-versed in reviewing productivity reports and problem records to evaluate performance of computer system

Knowledge of reviewing computer system capabilities, workflow and scheduling to determine whether requested change in operating system is possible or not

Proficient in writing report to document steps required to modify system and to implement new software

Knowledge of preparing workflow chart and diagrams to modify system software

Well-versed in assisting users facing problems while using system software

Knowledge of HTML,Java, C++ and other programming languages

Not applicable

Logical thinking

Good listener



Good communication skills

Problem solving skills

Effective writing skills

Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may predominantly not be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL),One Arm (OA),Both Leg(BL),One Arm and One Leg (OAL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include long hour of working, stress, extensive use of computer, sitting for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include shoulder back pain, neck pain, fatigue, eyestrain, headache, risk of metabolic syndrome, heart diseases, etc.

For freshers INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years' experience - INR 35,000 to INR 45,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of IT-ITeS Sector in India

The IT-ITeS industry has been fuelling India?s growth story. In addition to contributing to the country?s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and exports, the industry has played a big role in influencing the socio-economic parameters across the country. The industry has helped provide employment and a good standard of living to millions. The IT-ITeS industry has almost doubled in terms of revenue and contribution to India?s GDP over the last six years (2008-2013). Export account for over 70% and domestic market account for 21% of the industry revenue.

India?s acceptance as a preferred offshoring destination in the world is one of the main reason for the growth of export in Indian IT and ITeS Industry. Again with the increasing spending by Indian companies on IT and ITeS services, domestic market will be a major area of growth in the future and it is expected to grow at 8% in the near term.

The major segments of the Industry are IT Services, BPO, and Engineering Services, R&D, and Products. Software products form the fastest growing segment of the global IT industry, with the software spends forecast to grow from USD 294 billion in FY 2008 to USD 537 billion in 2015. Over the same period, the addressable market for Indian software product businesses is estimated to reach USD 290 to 315 billion. The next decade will play a crucial role in bringing about disruptive growth for the Indian Software Products segment, and the annual revenue aggregate of this segment is forecast to grow from USD 1.4 billion in FY2008 to USD 9.5 to 12 billion by FY2015. Over the past 3 years, the annual revenue aggregate of Indian software product businesses has grown at a CAGR of 44%.

The growth is likely to be in the areas of Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), Storage, Security, BFSI, Telecom, Healthcare, Retail, Search Engine Marketing, Mobile Applications, Social Networking, and Online Gaming.

In the IT Exports segment, a large portion of the workforce is currently engineers and MCAs over 80%. The proportion of graduates of science and other streams engaged in software development is expected to show significant increase from about 5% to 10% currently to about 15% to 20%.

Based on the trends witnessed in productivity and the likely growth potential of the IT and ITeS industry, it is expected that the industry would result in an incremental employment of about 7.5 million persons directly by 2022. This indicates good job prospects for System Programmer.

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