Computer Network Architects

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. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Analytical Thinking * Dependability * Persistence * Integrity * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Cooperation * Innovation * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Monitor and analyze network performance and reports on data input or output to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning. * Develop or recommend network security measures, such as firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes. * Coordinate network or design activities with designers of associated networks.


Government, Finance & Insurance, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Computer and Mathematical

Sample Job Titles Automation Engineer, Communications Consultant, Computer Network Engineer, Data Communications Analyst, Design Engineer, Enterprise Architect, Information Technology Specialist, IT Analyst (Information Technology Analyst), Network Analyst, Network and Security Engineer, Network Architect, Network Consultant, Network Designer, Network Developer, Network Engineer, Network Operations Analyst, Network Operations Specialist, Network Security Analyst, Network Specialist, Network Systems Analyst, Network Systems Consultant, Network Systems Integrator, Networking Engineer, Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer, Networks Computer Consultant, NOC Engineer (Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer), NOC Engineer (Network Operations Center Engineer), Personal Computer Network Engineer, Server Engineer, Solutions Architect, Target Network Analyst, Telecommunications Analyst, Wide Area Network Engineer (WAN Engineer), Wireless Engineer.