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, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. 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 $93,790.00
Average Time to Fill 58 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 2,278
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 8.49 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Interacting With Computers

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

Thinking Creatively

Write computer programs or code
Optimize software performance
Design data security systems
Design data processing systems
Design video game features or details
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Design software or user interface
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Design software applications
Develop complex computer databases
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Develop software or computer applications
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Apply user experience to application design
Develop web services
Define website architectures
Develop web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Develop basic financial data repositories or databases
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Develop records management systems
Design computer hardware solutions
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Define database parameters or specifications
Create relational databases
Create databases including tables, relationships, and queries
Develop stored procedures for repeatable database processes
Design computer software or application solutions
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop testing routines or procedures
Develop computer or data information systems
Develop procedures for data management
Develop operational policies and standards
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop procedures for data entry or processing
Develop staff policies
Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information

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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
Human Machine Interface (HMI)
Project Management
Chef Infrastructure Automation
Siemens Nixdorf Hardware
Microsoft C#

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