Infinity Labs R&D

Key to Success: What Skills Are Required of a Professional Software Developer?

Software development is one of the most sought-after professions in the high-tech industry. Developers are at the forefront of the industry; their role is considered prestigious, and so is the salary that comes with it. However, while in the past, the tech industry sought out code monkeys who would sit in front of computers all day, writing code without expressing interest in the environment, today’s team leaders and recruiters are seeking a much more comprehensive and qualitative function. So, what qualities are required of you to be a standout developer?


Self-learning Ability

A top developer is self-disciplined, constantly improving due to their own initiative. It’s reasonable to assume that in most cases, you won’t be spoon-fed or led hand-in-hand to solve the problems or challenges that you encounter. This means you must know how to explore on your own, learn, ask the right questions, trial and error, take a topic and break it down until you feel confident enough to provide a solution. Tech team leaders seek independent developers and responsible workers they can rely on who will do everything to deliver solutions on their own.


Teamwork Skills

A professional software developer needs to demonstrate teamwork abilities. While a significant portion of a developer’s work involves coding in front of a computer, working collaboratively with other team members is an inseparable part of their workday. This allows software developers to draw ideas from their colleagues, learn from them, receive feedback on their work, and as a result, simply become more professional developers.


Seeing the Big Picture

In the past, tech companies sought developers to write as much code as possible in the shortest amount of time. Today, they are looking for a developer capable of seeing the big picture. A software developer needs to be part of the company’s vision and translate it into the code they write. Ultimately, this vision will also be reflected in the product they develop. Connecting with the company’s vision helps the software developer strive for excellence as an integral part of the product they’re developing.



While this trait is crucial in any role you take on, in the software development field, it’s a key to success. You should always have the passion to tackle not-so-simple challenges during work; otherwise, you simply won’t survive, and other software developers will overshadow you. If you lack the passion and perseverance to overcome crises, it just won’t work.


Boundary-Pushing Creativity

It’s no secret that most software developers are analytical people with logical thinking. However, if you want to be a professional developer that stands out when compared to others, you also need to be creative. After all, a great developer is not necessarily the one who codes the best but the one who breaks the limits of imagination and translates them into the product they develop.


Responsibility and Growth Mindset

No matter which company you work for, if you want to be respected and valued, you need to take responsibility for your work. What does that mean? For example, when you write code, you need to write it in a way that the next programmer who reads it, even if they replace you in a few years, can easily understand and delve into it. A top developer is not afraid to take responsibility for the code they have written, to learn, improve themselves, extract lessons from feedback, and continually enhance themselves.


Logical Thinking

This trait is essential if you want to be a software developer in the industry. All programming languages you learn or work with, be it C, C++, Java, or any other programming language, demand logical thinking. Yes, even if you don’t have a base of logical thinking, you can work towards it over time. However, it is important to note that you will likely face bigger challenges along the way compared to developers with a foundation in logical thinking.


What qualities will you need in order to be a super developer? 


Getting into all the IT development professions through a focused training program

Infinity Labs R&D trains graduates of exact science and engineering degrees at its expense and ensures a great development position upon completion. Through a unique methodology developed by Infinity Labs R&D, which shifts the focus from “the subject of study” to “the method of learning,” we provide our graduates with universal tools, technologies, and time. These tools enable graduates to stay relevant, up to date, and build a successful career in software development, dependent only on their internal drive.

In the software development training program, you will receive intensive and in-depth practical training, including in-depth learning of software architecture, hands-on practice, independent work, and teamwork under the guidance of professional Tech Leaders.

Instead of learning one language or technology and practicing some coding, you will focus on what tech team leaders truly seek in their employees, which essentially encompasses all the qualities mentioned in the article. Since its inception, the unique Infinity Labs R&D Mentored Social Learning (IMSL™️) methodology has successfully enabled 2,000 graduates to work in developer roles at hundreds of tech companies and start-ups in Israel.


Our business model is based on partnership. The training program is provided at our expense for suitable candidates. Only when you start working in a sought after position, upon successful completion of training program, do we see a return on our investment and can maintain a profit model. Our success is dependent on your success!

This model is valid for two years; upon completion, 95% of our graduates are placed within the company.


Related articles
Why has software engineering become one of the most popular and sought-after fields in Israel?

Why has software engineering become one of the most popular and sought-after fields in Israel?

A typical morning routine consists of waking up to an alarm, taking our smartphones into our hands, pressing keys and flicking between screens, getting into the car and activating “Waze”

Work as a Software Developer

Work as a Software Developer

Software Development – What is it and what are the possible occupations? The field of software development is very diverse, each developer requires different skills, different knowledge and different tools,

למה אנשים בוחרים בלימודי פיתוח תוכנה?

Why do People Choose to Study Software Development?

What is so attractive about studying software development? When we imagine what working as a software developer looks like, we probably imagine many hours in front of the computer screen,