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17-2061.00   Computer Hardware Engineers

O*NET SOC Title
Computer Hardware Engineers
Lay Titles
Computer Architect
Computer Designer
Computer Engineer
Computer Hardware Designer
Computer Hardware Developer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Computer Installation Engineer
Computer Tester
Senior Technical Manager
O*NET SOC Description
Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components.
O*NET SOC Tasks
Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan layout, including type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications.
Build, test, and modify product prototypes, using working models or theoretical models constructed with computer simulation.
Design and develop computer hardware and support peripherals, including central processing units (CPUs), support logic, microprocessors, custom integrated circuits, and printers and disk drives.
Direct technicians, engineering designers or other technical support personnel as needed.
Provide technical support to designers, marketing and sales departments, suppliers, engineers and other team members throughout the product development and implementation process.
Update knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in computer technology.
Detailed Work Activities
Analyze design requirements for computer or electronics systems.
Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
Update technical knowledge.