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Computer Systems Analysts
District Of Columbia

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Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

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Currently Employed: 3,380

Projected Annual Job Openings: 160

Typical Hourly Wage: $36.09 - $60.12

Typical Annual Salary: $75,100 - $125,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
  • Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements.
  • Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility and so information can be shared.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

Technology:
  • Configuration management software
  • Development environment software
  • Enterprise application integration software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Program testing software

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