Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
On the Job
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects design and develop solutions to complex computer application problems. They communicate with staff to understand system requirements, and provide technical guidance when problems arise.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Configure computer networks.
- Install computer hardware.
- Install computer software.
- Analyze security of systems, network, or data.
- Identify information technology project resource requirements.
- Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
- Communicate project information to others.
- Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
- Design computer modeling or simulation programs.
- Design integrated computer systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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