Software Engineer

Software engineers create instructions for computers, making them do something entertaining (like a game) or useful (like an application that helps students and professionals get their work done). Their knowledge of engineering, computer science, and mathematical analysis helps them design, develop, and maintain software.  Software Engineer Malik Coates develops programs to help users explore the universe, watch animated movies like How to Train Your Dragon 2, and play games. Software Engineer Erik Antelman, a software architect, works on programs that scan social media for hints of new outbreaks of disease and helps design operating systems for NASA rockets.