Today, a workplace that is not equipped with a computer is perceived as an anachronism, and an organization that does not have automated workplaces simply cannot produce competitive products. Therefore, the profession of a technician-programmer is one of the most demanded today. Such specialists will always find work in computer centers, banking structures, enterprises and organizations working in various fields.
General requirements for the profession
Regardless of what kind of education a programmer has - a technician or an engineer, in order to take place in this profession, he needs a set of some special personal qualities. First of all, he must be able to think logically and calculate events many moves ahead. He will also need attentiveness, perseverance and be able to do not only creative work, but also quite routine ones. Sometimes, in order to bring a creative idea to life, he will need to spend more than 90% of the time on its implementation and program debugging. Of course, one cannot do without purposefulness and perseverance in this profession, as well as without a developed intellect, the ability to exact sciences and the ability to concentrate.
To get a job as a technician-programmer, a person must have a secondary vocational education, it is very good if he also has work experience in this specialty.
What is the job description of a software technician
Of course, what the work of a technician-programmer will be in depends largely on the field in which he will work, what type of activity the company is engaged in. But, of course, there are general requirements and knowledge that will be useful to him in any workplace. First of all, he needs to perfectly know computers and the devices used in conjunction with them, as well as devices for collecting, processing and transmitting information, the rules for their maintenance and operation. It will require knowledge of methods and technologies for automated information processing, basic programming languages, specialized software products used in the work of this enterprise.
The duties of a software technician usually include work to ensure the smooth operation of computing systems and equipment installed at user workplaces. He will need to carry out preparatory operations related to the operation of local computer networks, monitor how workstations function, and provide technical assistance.
He may be required to develop the simplest utilities and work programs to optimize the production process, he must debug and test them. In some cases, he may be instructed to draw up the simplest diagrams of technological processes for processing various information flows at the enterprise or individual algorithms for solving those problems that face the IT department. At many enterprises, technicians-programmers are engaged in maintaining databases, filling them, storing and processing them. A software technician at any enterprise must be able to work with large amounts of data, know the rules for archiving and storing them, he must have an idea of what the company is doing, and delve into technological processes.