Career Details for Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

Also called:

Electronic Data Interchange System Developer (EDI System Developer), System Architect, Systems Engineer

What they do:

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

On the job, you would:

  • 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.

lightbulb KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Communications

  • telecommunications

pencil SKILLS

Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

trophy ABILITIES

Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

user PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Persistence

computer TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • C
  • Verilog

Web platform development software

  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Node.js

Data base management system software

  • Apache Hadoop
  • MySQL

book EDUCATION

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bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school usually needed

suitcase JOB OUTLOOK

outlook
BRIGHT

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

SALARY
$86,510


per year, on average
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