CHAPTER 2

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The Role of the Software Engineer

This second chapter will examine the role, responsibilities, functions and characteristics of the software engineer in the organization. The following will be discussed:

  • Historical Role
  • Modern Role of the Software Engineer
  • Job Description of the Software Engineer
  • Tools Used by the Software Engineer
  • Management Issues With Which the Software Engineer Must be Familiar
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

2.1 Historical Role

Historically, most systems were manual and coordinated by a systems and procedure analyst with responsibilities such as:

  • Forms design and record management
  • Analysis, design and management ...

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