Software Engineer Job Description

This Software Engineer job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Software Engineer job description, its requirements, and responsibilities given in this template can be modified according to the specific need of your company.

The primary job role of a Software Engineer is to:

  • Execute the full lifecycle of software development
  • Program a well-designed, testable and efficient code
  • Determine operational feasibility and specifications of the software

Software Engineer Job Description

We are hiring for a Software Engineer to develop, design and implement software solutions. Your responsibilities will include understanding the client’s needs and also writing code in a number of different languages like Rails, Ruby, .NET or Java. An ideal candidate needs to be accustomed to the entire Software development lifecycle from initial system analysis till testing and deployment. In other words, you will have to develop high quality, novel and fully functional software that is compliant with the technical design as well as coding requirements.

So, if you like to work in a challenging environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Proven work experience as a Software Developer or Software Engineer
  • Experience in design of interactive applications
  • Ability to develop software in Java, Ruby on Rails, C++ or other programming languages
  • Detailed know-how of relational databases, ORM and SQL technologies (e.g. Hibernate, JPA2)
  • Experience in developing web-based applications by using one of the popular web frameworks (e.g. Wicket, GWT, JSF, Spring MVC etc.)
  • Experience of test-driven software development
  • Proficiency in the use of common software engineering tools
  • Ability to document specifications and requirements
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to take quick decisions while working in a fast-paced team environment


  • Contributing to full software development lifecycle (SDLC) of a software
  • Making layouts, documents and flowcharts for the purpose of assessing requirements and appropriate solutions
  • Developing a well-designed and testable code
  • Producing specifications of the software as well as evaluating their operational feasibility
  • Compiling the various software components so as to create a fully working software system
  • Developing software evaluation plans and other quality assurance procedures
  • Evaluating and documenting software functionality
  • Upgrading, troubleshooting and improving the system
  • Implementing the programs as well as assess customer satisfaction from user feedback
  • Working according to the project plan and within the industry standards
  • Making sure the software is updated with the latest features and industry advancements