Java Developer Roles and Responsibilities
At present, Java is widely used by many tech giants. The tech giants are regularly hiring Java developers to fulfill market demand. In exchange for manpower, companies offer a high salary package for that and providing seductive offers. In this section, we will discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Java developer. Also, we will discuss the scope, salary, and path to become a successful Java developer.
A Java developer is a specialized programmer who collaborates (working with two or more people) with software engineers and web developers to integrate Java into applications, software, and websites. He is responsible for developing a robust code that can be easily integrated with the larger systems. Hence, he plays a vital role in the software development life cycle. He serves many duties (from designing to testing) during the software development such as design, development, and management of Java-based applications.
Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities both are different terms. These terms are proportional to each other. The role (designation) decides what duties you have to perform in an organization. While the responsibilities include functions, duties, and obligations. Let's discuss the role and responsibilities that a Java developer.
Java Developers Roles
The role of a Java developer is highly responsible. An organization categorizes the Java developer role in the following three levels:
One who is fresher or having 1- or 2-years' experience in Java or any programming language may get this position. The junior Java developer position does not require too much knowledge about Java. But one should have the basic knowledge of object-oriented programming, along with core and advanced concepts with Servlet and JSP. A little bit of knowledge about front-end development.
Anyone who has more than 5 years' experience in the working of Java technology may get this position. The senior Java developer positions are highly responsible for project development. They perform lots of responsibilities to develop the project. They work with junior level staff.
One who has more than 10 years' experience in Java may get the position. It is a highly responsible job. The lead Java developer design and recommend technical solutions for IT-related issue. The lead developer works with the senior developer and ensures the quality of the product, identifies the issues that may affect the project delivery and also monitors the junior level staff.
At the last of this section, we will discuss the road map to become a successful Java developer.
Java Developer Responsibilities
A Java developer serves the following responsibilities:
Java Developer Skill
The Java Developer job gives you the opportunity to work on important projects, using the latest technologies. Moreover, you have the chance to grow within a professional working environment, together with a dynamic, young, and enthusiastic team, having excellent technical skills.
We have divided the skill into two categories i.e. Technical and Professional Skill. The technical skill includes the technology-specific skill whereas the professional skill includes the common software development skill.
Road Map to Become a Java Developer
If anyone wants to become a successful Java developer, he must earn certifications in Java. There are many certifications available that a Java developer can acquire. The certification recognizes both role, responsibilities, and language proficiency. Getting a certification in Java is the license to become a Java developer. Hence, earning a certificate is important. Oracle offers the following certifications:
Certification for Java EE
Benefits of Oracle Certifications
Java Developer Salary
The salary of a Java developer depends on the level of professionalism, which type of projects you have done, in which technology you are mastered, and the level of responsibilities. All in all, your experience is counted and it can give you a high salary package. The salary may vary according to your job location also.
According to the popular job portal, the average salary of a junior Java developer who has 0 to 2 years' experience may get $600 per year and the senior Java developer in the US may get $85000 to $115000 per year.
In India, the average salary of a Java developer is 4,96,685.00/- per year. The salary may vary according to your experience. The following graph shows the salaries pay by experience. As you earned experience your salary also increases accordingly.
Here, is a list of top MNCs who are paying salaries to their Java developer.
Scope of Java Developer
According to the latest TIOBE (The Importance of Being Earnest) index (the programming community index that indicates the polarity of programming language), Java is still rank 2nd position.
As the scope of Java is wide the responsibility of the Java developer is also high.