C is a middle-level programming language, because it’s located between low and high programming languages. A C-operating system can be used for programming, but also creating extensive applications like games. It is a procedural programming language. C is close to the machine, but also to the man. This means that machines can understand C very well and the programming language is readable to people. Exactly because C is closer to machine code than other languages, is why it is so suited for embedded systems.
What does a C developer do?
C developers are responsible for the development of the code that is integrated in the basic operating system, kernel modules and embedded systems. C is a programming language for general purposes. It can be difficult to find good C developers, because the language is quite old and often used in specific branches. C developers develop code that integrates specifically with the existing (embedded) systems. Also, they can integrate their C code with low-level libraries for other high-level languages, like Node.js, Python and Go. C programmers have the skills to develop efficient, reliable and easily maintainable modules.