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Computer Systems Engineers/Architects - 15-1299.08

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Electronic Data Interchange System Developer (EDI System Developer)
  • Information Technology Architect (IT Architect)
  • Network and Infrastructure Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Solution Architect
  • System Architect
  • Systems Consultant
  • Systems Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1200 Computer Occupations
15-1290 Miscellaneous Computer Occupations
15-1299.00 Computer Occupations, All Other
15-1299.08 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

Related Occupations


  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.
  • Communicate project information through presentations, technical reports, or white papers.
  • Communicate with staff or clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Complete models and simulations, using manual or automated tools, to analyze or predict system performance under different operating conditions.
  • Configure servers to meet functional specifications.
  • Define and analyze objectives, scope, issues, or organizational impact of information systems.
  • Design and conduct hardware or software tests.
  • Develop application-specific software.
  • Develop efficient and effective system controllers.
  • Develop or approve project plans, schedules, or budgets.
  • Develop system engineering, software engineering, system integration, or distributed system architectures.
  • Direct the analysis, development, and operation of complete computer systems.
  • Direct the installation of operating systems, network or application software, or computer or network hardware.
  • Document design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.
  • Establish functional or system standards to address operational requirements, quality requirements, and design constraints.
  • Evaluate current or emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, portability, compatibility, or usability.
  • Evaluate existing systems to determine effectiveness and suggest changes to meet organizational requirements.
  • Identify system data, hardware, or software components required to meet user needs.
  • Investigate system component suitability for specified purposes and make recommendations regarding component use.
  • Monitor system operation to detect potential problems.
  • Perform ongoing hardware and software maintenance operations, including installing or upgrading hardware or software.
  • Perform security analyses of developed or packaged software components.
  • Provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
  • Provide customers or installation teams guidelines for implementing secure systems.
  • Provide technical guidance or support for the development or troubleshooting of systems.
  • Research, test, or verify proper functioning of software patches and fixes.
  • Train system users in system operation or maintenance.
  • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze security of systems, network, or data.
  • Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
  • Configure computer networks.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation.
  • Design computer modeling or simulation programs.
  • Design integrated computer systems.
  • Design software applications.
  • Develop detailed project plans.
  • Develop guidelines for system implementation.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
  • Document technical specifications or requirements.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Identify information technology project resource requirements.
  • Install computer hardware.
  • Install computer software.
  • Maintain computer hardware.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities.
  • Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation.
  • Prepare analytical reports.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Test computer hardware performance.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test software performance.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Computer Systems Programming (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Cyber Warrant Officer (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Cyber Surety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Warfare Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyberspace Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Defensive Cyberspace Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information Protection Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Information Services Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer - Cyber Warfare Engineer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Senior Network Operations Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Systems Automation Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Computer Systems Hardware Analyst