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Web Developers - 15-1254.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Technology Applications Engineer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Design Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.
  • Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls and message encryption.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
  • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, and legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.
  • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
  • Renew domain name registrations.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
  • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
  • Collaborate with others to develop or implement marketing strategies.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
  • Configure computer networks.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
  • Design websites or web applications.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop specifications or procedures for website development or maintenance.
  • Document design or development procedures.
  • Document network-related activities or tasks.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Install computer hardware.
  • Monitor the security of digital information.
  • Provide customer service to clients or users.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical support for computer network issues.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Test software performance.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Update website content.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Applications Developer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Graphics Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Client Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Knowledge Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Networks Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, RF Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Security Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Software Development Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Apprentice, Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Client Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Knowledge Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Networks Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, RF Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Security Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Software Development Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Craftsman, Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Client Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Knowledge Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Networks Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, RF Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Security Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Software Development Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Helper, Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Client Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Knowledge Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Networks Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, RF Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Security Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Software Development Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Journeyman, Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Defense Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber RandD Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Graphic Illustrator Apprentice (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Graphic Illustrator Journeyman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Software Development Officer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Software Development Officer, Data Scientist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Software Development Officer, Product Designer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Software Development Officer, Product Manager (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Software Development Officer, Software Engineer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Computer Programmer