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Computer Network Architects


Maine


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Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks LAN , wide area networks WAN , intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

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Currently Employed: 580

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $34.12 - $50.34

Typical Annual Salary: $71,000 - $104,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

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

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typical job duties

  • Develop or recommend network security measures, such as firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes.
  • Develop disaster recovery plans.
  • Monitor and analyze network performance and reports on data input or output to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning.
  • Coordinate network or design activities with designers of associated networks.
  • Maintain networks by performing activities such as file addition, deletion, or backup.
  • Develop conceptual, logical, or physical network designs.
  • Develop and implement solutions for network problems.
  • Determine specific network hardware or software requirements, such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemas.
  • Communicate with system users to ensure accounts are set up properly or to diagnose and solve operational problems.
  • Visit vendors, attend conferences or training sessions, or study technical journals to keep up with changes in technology.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Computer servers
  • Network analyzers
  • Network switches
  • Notebook computers
  • Power meters

Technology:
  • Administration software
  • Development environment software
  • Network monitoring software
  • Operating system software
  • Web platform development software