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Age at filming: 36-45,
Employer's name: Realtime Worlds
Stephen H is Lead Game Designer at Realtime Worlds. He says "it's really important to, follow what you have a passion for, because these days you can really make a job out of just about anything." He also thinks that for his job "having a breadth of experience rather than necessarily a depth in a particular area is actually an advantage."
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Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.
- Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs
- Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions
- Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications
- Develops user interfaces
- Tests and corrects software programs
- Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development)
- Implements and evaluates the software
- Plans and maintains database structures
- Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
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