Technical skills are important for software developers, but it’s important not to forget about soft skills, too.

When it comes to the role of software developer, there are plenty of skills you will need.

Of course, there are a number of technical tools and capabilities you will need such as experience with databases and Java. However, Verizon Media’s Ronan O’Rafferty said what must not be overlooked in a technical role such as software development are the soft skills – communication skills, in particular.

“It’s really very important to be able to communicate [because] we’re working in a distributed environment,” he said.


Words by Jenny Darmody