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Software Engineer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of Software Engineer Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Designing and developing software: Creating scalable and robust software solutions based on technical requirements.
  • Coding and programming: Writing clean, maintainable code using programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, etc.
  • Testing and debugging: Conducting thorough testing and debugging to ensure software functionality meets specifications.
  • Collaborating with teams: Working closely with product managers, designers, and other developers to understand requirements and deliver solutions.
  • Deploying and maintaining applications: Deploying software applications and ensuring they operate correctly in various environments.
  • Documenting processes: Documenting software development processes, workflows, and best practices.
  • Researching and implementing new technologies: Staying updated with emerging technologies and implementing them to improve software efficiency and performance.
  • Supporting and troubleshooting: Providing support to end-users and troubleshooting issues as they arise.


  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in languages like Python, Java, JavaScript, etc.
  • Software Development: Understanding of Agile methodologies and best practices.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: Knowledge of fundamental concepts.
  • Database Management: Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases.
  • Web Development: Familiarity with front-end and back-end frameworks.
  • Version Control: Proficiency with Git or similar tools.
  • Testing and Debugging: Skills in testing frameworks and debugging.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Collaboration: Strong teamwork and communication skills.


  • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes for scalable deployment.
  • GraphQL: Knowledge and implementation for efficient data fetching.
  • ypeScript: Proficiency in TypeScript for front-end development.
  • Microservices Architecture: Understanding and implementation for scalable applications.
  • Mobile App Development:  Previous experience in developing or integrating mobile applications.
  • Open-Source Contributions: Involvement in open-source projects, showcasing collaboration and community engagement.
  • Full-Stack Development: Certifications or training demonstrating proficiency in both front-end and back-end development or in a related field
  • Additional Languages: Proficiency in complementary programming languages beyond the core stack.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.