Career Options

Career Options

Individuals who work in the computer science field are employed directly by companies and organizations or by consulting firms. Computer science professionals who work directly for companies or organizations are members—sometimes the only member—of their computer departments.

Consultants typically spend time in the offices of different entities tending to their computing needs. Some are self-employed.




Positively impact our influence public policy, and affect codes and regulations

This career path shows many of the options available for computer engineers who have chosen a career in government, such as local, state and federal agencies. Some leave the technical engineering path as they progress and move into government management. At this level, additional leadership training and education in public administration or business management is recommended. Whether planning to stay on the technical track or not, government engineers should seek additional training in their area of technical expertise to advance within their organizations. Government engineers are often involved in developing policy and standards for theprofession and general public.



Shape the future and prepare the
next generation of professionals

In academia you are involved with teaching the next generation of IT professionals and developing curriculum that prepares students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their careers. This career path requires an advanced degree, including a doctorate in most cases. IT educators write grants to obtain research funding and work with graduate students to conduct research aimed at developing advancements in the field of engineering. At many academic institutions, publishing research findings and obtaining grant funding for your academic institution are key elements to success. Additionally, facilitating student learning and achieving recognition as a top performing teacher help make this a fulfilling career choice.



Identify, design and implement computer based solutions for a wide variety of projects and an array of clients

Determines operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.Prepare and deploy solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming. Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures.Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.



Make sure that IT Infrastructure of the organization are secured and available 24x7

The job of a computer networking specialist, also known as network analyst or administrator, varies based on the size and function of an organization. Primary duties include maintaining the integrity and security of a company’s network and the systems connected to it. A computer networking specialist must have extensive knowledge of network connectivity, protocols, network security devices, network types, including wireless, fiber optic or Cat5, and common operating systems, such as Windows and UNIX.
In an entry-level capacity, computer networking specialists could be responsible responding to troubleshooting calls and e-mails from users of the network. They’ll need to be able to diagnose and offer repair instructions remotely, as well as in person. In an advanced role as an analyst or administrator, computer networking specialists often monitor network access for bottlenecks, security threats or problems with connectivity. They might also configure and maintain security devices to ensure the safety of company software, systems and data.



Develop mechanism to securely store data and present to the user as and when requested

A database administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. They will also be involved in the planning and development of the database as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. A DBA makes sure that databases have the following qualities:
• data remains consistent across the database;
• data is clearly defined;
• users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs;
• there is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency).
DBA roles vary depending on the type of database, the processes they administer and the capabilities of the database management system (DBMS) in use. Because of the increasing levels of hacking and the sensitive nature of data stored, security and disaster recovery have become increasingly important aspects of the work.



create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation

The role is responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client’s specifications. Strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.
Web designers plan, create and code web pages, using both non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit the customer’s requirements.
They are involved in the technical and graphical aspects of pages, producing not just the look of the website but determining how it works as well. Web designers might also be responsible for the maintenance of an existing site.



Build smart apps for smarter people

You are the one who possesses a passion for pushing mobile technologies to the limits and will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of our mobile applications. You will be responsible to design and build advanced applications for the smart phones/tablets, collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features, work with outside data sources and API’s, test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability, work on bug fixing and improving application performance, continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.



Help your customers build efficient Information Technology Infrastructure

IT consultants are independent computer professionals who assist companies in building, installing, and maintaining their computer systems and network infrastructures. They may work on their own or be employed by consulting firms. Consultants are responsible for reviewing a company’s computer systems, documenting any changes made, and making recommendations for improvements. They may set up intranets or network systems within a company and configure routers and servers. They may also be responsible for dealing with network security. If there are any networking problems, consultants may be called in to troubleshoot or repair these issues.
In addition to working with management on the design and overall organization of a company’s computer system, consultants may provide technical support to workers. On a daily basis, they may travel to different locations to assist multiple clients.