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Computer Systems Software Developer

Computer Systems Software Developer

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Computer Systems Software Developer (Short)

Computer Systems Software Developer

Create, modify, and test the code and scripts that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software and web developers or other individuals. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Computer Systems Software Developer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Computer Systems Software Developer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1251.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$51,440 or less
Bottom 25%:
$67,370 or less
Median:
$89,190 (Average)
Top 25%:
$116,220 or more
Top 10%:
$146,050 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
213,900
2029 (projected):
193,800
Annual U.S. Job Openings:10,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Programming
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Systems Analysis
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Expression
Education Requirements
Some College:
3%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
9%
Bachelor's Degree:
88%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
3%
6 Months - 1 Year:
37%
1 - 2 Years:
3%
2 - 4 Years:
7%
4 - 6 Years:
13%
6 - 8 Years:
28%
8 - 10 Years:
8%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
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