Computer Engineer

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Computer engineers are involved in the installation, repair and servicing of computers and associated equipment. They may sometimes be described as information technology (IT) hardware technicians, service engineers or computer systems engineers.

Computer engineers may perform the following tasks:

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Hardware Design Engineer

A hardware design engineer plans, designs, constructs and maintains the hardware equipment of computers. They may also monitor the development of hardware according to design specifications and carry out repairs and testing of computer equipment.

Network/Systems Engineer

A network/systems engineer designs, installs, analyses and implements computer systems or networks. They may also work to ensure that the existing network is effective and determine how it should evolve to meet new requirements of the organisation or business.

Software Engineer

A software engineer creates, maintains and modifies computer and software programmes such as business programmes, games, operating systems, communications software, utility programmes, compilers and database handlers. They may also evaluate new programming tools and techniques and analyse current software products.

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