Software Developers, Systems Software


Will "Software Developers, Systems Software" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 27% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 13% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $51.37 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 182 out of 706

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Job description

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

SOC Code: 15-1133

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Bort Lenovo says
I work for a company called Skynet. Currently we are developing a solution to exterminate all humans from the workforce. Should be good.
Apr 29, 2019 at 06:02 AM
David Kohen (Highly likely) says
Essence of the job is the application of algorithms to a determinate system. Most cases in which human understanding is required are the result of humans creating the systems used: poorly designed hardware, poorly designed software and, mainly, poor documentation. As AI enters the field these problems will become less significant and the entire field will become more mathematical. Also software engineers are expensive and the owner of AI companies understand the field and pay that expense, so there is a strong incentive to automate. We're toast...
Apr 17, 2019 at 01:07 PM

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