Summary Cloud Architect — Information Technology (IT) in Canada
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 "cloud architect — information technology (IT)" was moved from the group Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171) to the group Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231).
Find key facts and figures about working as a cloud architect — information technology (IT). The following information is applicable to all Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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.
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Confer with clients to identify and document requirements
- Conduct business and technical studies
- Design, develop and implement information systems business solutions
- Provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management and service delivery
- Assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware
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