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Software engineers are responsible for customizing existing software programs to meet the needs and desires of a particular business or industry. First, they spend considerable time researching, defining, and analyzing the problem at hand. Then, they develop software programs to resolve the problem on the computer. There are about 909,600 computer software engineers employed in the United States; 514,800 work with applications software and 394,800 work with systems software.