Computer Network Architects:

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.

Also includes

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $82,420.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,427
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.31 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Technology and Tool Usage
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Develop staff policies
Develop management control systems
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Develop records management systems
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Write computer programs or code
Design data processing systems
Optimize software performance
Design data security systems
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Design electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design control systems
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop testing routines or procedures
Write business project or bid proposals

Interacting With Computers

Maintain network systems
Solve software problems
Troubleshoot computer hardware problems
Solve computer hardware problems
Maintain complex computer databases
Maintain computer software or code
Debug computer programs, software, or systems
Troubleshoot computer network problems
Assist users with software or hardware problems
Troubleshoot computer database problems
Configure computer networks
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Install software applications
Integrate software into different types of pre-existing environments, architectures, or systems
Implement security measures for computer or information systems
Plan computer security measures
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Modify computer network systems
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Code data or other information

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze technical problems
Analyze business problems
Calculate differential equations
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform software crash analysis
Analyze organizational workflows
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Perform cost benefit analysis
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Microsoft C#
Software Engineering
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD)
Process Control

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