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Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

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Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.

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Currently Employed: 520

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $27.94 - $45.41

Typical Annual Salary: $58,100 - $94,400

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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

  • Communicate with staff or clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
  • Document design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.
  • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.
  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.
  • Evaluate current or emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, portability, compatibility, or usability.
  • Provide technical guidance or support for the development or troubleshooting of systems.
  • Identify system data, hardware, or software components required to meet user needs.
  • Provide customers or installation teams guidelines for implementing secure systems.
  • Monitor system operation to detect potential problems.

tools & technology

  • Computer servers
  • Graphics or video accelerator cards
  • Mobile phones
  • Radio frequency RF cable
  • Signal cable

  • Data base management system software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Operating system software
  • Web platform development software