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“You feel like if the buck stops, it’s going to stop at you if something breaks or if something doesn’t work right. [But] when all the pieces of the puzzle come together and the product works, you have a sort of pride of ownership in a sense that you’ve built something,” Konda said.
The Bottom Line
The future looks bright for those who are considering careers as lead applications developers.
“While it is difficult to predict market conditions, in most organizations that build software, lead application developers are key contributors,” Konda said. “Finding high-performing, reliable leaders for this role is key to [achieving] success in delivering applications.”
In the face of offshoring, Konda said a new derivative role for lead applications developers involves overseeing offshore projects to ensure the standard of excellence associated with the organization.
“Very competent companies can take this role and offshore it,” Konda said, “[but] I don’t see these roles going away. I think that there’s plenty of opportunity in the future.”
– Deanna Hartley, email@example.com
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