What does a Programmer Analyst do?

Programmer analysts study, plan, develop, and execute computer programs and systems. They develop these programs to perform a specific function or solve a particular challenge. They often do preliminary research to identify the objectives and priorities. They commonly interact directly with the customer or user to gather insight about their particular needs and challenges. Their work involves programming, testing, and implementing systems and tools. They oversee the integration process to ensure individual programs and applications work well together.

Programmer analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, although equivalent relevant work experience or completion of a technical training program may also be acceptable. They should have extensive hands-on experience successfully developing and implementing programs and systems. Proficiency with common programming languages is expected.

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Programmer Analyst
Jul 30, 2021

“They pay you on the bottom part if you don't negotiate based on your localisation and it was really low”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Programmer Analyst
May 25, 2021

“Work culture is not the best but for a first time employment in the field is pretty good.”

Metropolitan Bank and TrustMetropolitan Bank and Trust
Programmer Analyst
May 5, 2021

“It's good when you don't want personal development and wan't to be outdated.”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
Senior Programmer Analyst
Feb 4, 2021

“Till now I worked in 2 projects with different managers and both of my managers are really good.”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Programmer Analyst
May 10, 2021

“it is good company to begin your career and will more chance to learn new technologies based on project.”

Dublin City UniversityDublin City University
Trainee Analyst Programmer
Jul 5, 2021

“Career progression pathways aren't really well defined and pay is on a fixed pay scale.”

Programmer Analyst
Sep 7, 2020

“The work culture is one of the best where you can balance your personal life and work.”

Programmer Analyst
Sep 11, 2020

“Quarterly parties are fun if your team goes for them i was in support project bad luck!!”

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