Web development course graduates typically work as web developers or software engineers. Your tasks will vary, depending on the size and nature of your role, the industry you’re working in, and what you’ve specialised in, but you can expect to perform tasks like:
- Designing, developing, testing and analysing websites and web pages, including writing website code and interfacing;
- Designing, developing, testing and analysing web-based applications;
- Developing, testing and analysing e-commerce tools;
- Establishing and testing information management archive systems;
- Working with network security companies to manage storage, hosting, backup, user access and security; and
- Working closely with clients and managers to perform work according to a brief and work timeline.
Depending on the size of your role, you may also take on other tasks relating to the look and user experience of a website, including basic graphic design, user experience design, copywriting and information management.
Generally, web developers specialise in one of three areas:
- Back-end development: using coding languages like Ruby and Python to engineer the infrastructure behind a website
- Full-stack development: a developer who can code in both front-end and back-end languages
You’ll spend significantly more time with one type of development practise if you choose to seek specialised employment.