Job description Computer Software Engineer in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "computer software engineer" was moved from the group Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173) to the group Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231).

Find out what work is like for a computer software engineer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231).

Software engineers and designers

Description

Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses and telecommunications software. They are employed in information technology consulting firms, information technology research and development firms, and information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • Collect and document users' requirements and develop logical and physical specifications
  • Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test computer-based systems including mobile applications
  • Develop data, process and network models to optimize architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of designs
  • Plan, design and coordinate the development, installation, integration and operation of computer-based systems including mobile applications
  • Assess, test, troubleshoot, document, upgrade and develop maintenance procedures for operating systems, communications environments and applications software
  • May lead and coordinate teams of information systems professionals in the development of software and integrated information systems, process control software and other embedded software control systems.

Job titles

  • application architect
  • cloud infrastructure engineer
  • cloud operations engineer
  • computer software engineer
  • embedded software engineer
  • mobile development lead
  • site reliability engineer
  • software and information technology project manager
  • software architect
  • software design engineer
  • software design project manager
  • software design verification engineer
  • software designer
  • software project manager
  • software systems integration engineer
  • software technical architect
  • software testing engineer
  • telecommunications software engineer

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