Platform for starters in the geo sector

200 courses, 20 online supports, 60 moocs,

10 work to work trajectories,

30 trainees

Function: Software Developer


The software development employee, or Geo-ICT Software Developer, writes, implements, tests, improves and maintains software. In doing so, he bases his work on the needs of the business and the end user. The software engineer is responsible for the entire process of converting wishes, problems or questions into concrete software solutions. It is therefore not just about programming, but also about everything around it, such as the planning of the work, the consultation with the client and the maintenance of the software.


Software developers are responsible for the entire process surrounding the development, implementation and maintenance of software through a systematic and disciplined approach. From determining the requirements to delivery of the software, he plays an important role. His activities include:

  • Analyzing the requirements that the software must meet;
  • Drawing up and elaborating the desired specifications of the software (often in a functional design);
  • Planning the execution of the programming work;
  • Developing and producing the software (often in close consultation with the customer and / or client);
  • Testing whether the software functions correctly and whether it meets the requirements of the end users;
  • Writing accompanying documentation about the software, both for end users and technicians who need to work with it;
  • Maintaining and updating the software, adapting it to changing requirements.
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    The Software Development employee has taken one or more of the following courses: Scrum Master, QGIS and Python, ArcGIS and Python, Smallworld and Magik, TatukGIS and Delphi. He also takes part-time Geo-ICT at Hogeschool NOVI.

    From the Geo-ICT Training Center, the Netherlands, the Software Development Employee is deployed at software agencies, clients such as municipalities, central government, cadastre, engineering agency, water boards, provinces and contractors.