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Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, Intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design engineer, computer engineer, computer hardware engineer, engineer, computer hardware, engineer, telecommunications hardware, fibre-optic network designer, hardware circuit board designer, hardware design engineer, hardware development engineer, hardware engineer, network systems engineer, network test engineer, systems designer – hardware, technical architect – hardware, wireless communications network engineer.
- Analyze user's requirements, and design and develop system architecture and specifications
- Research, design, develop and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
- Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components
- Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware
- Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and clients
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.
- Research, design and develop information and communication system network architecture
- Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data communication hardware and software
- Assess, document and optimize the capacity and performance of information and communication system networks
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software.
Computer engineers may specialize in a number of areas including analog and digital signal processing, fibre optics, integrated circuits, lasers, microprocessors, microwaves and radio astronomy.
Outlook & Prospects for Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) in Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-11-07|
According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people are employed in this occupation in the Notre Dame - Central - Bonavista Bay region. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in the Notre Dame - Central - Bonavista Bay region, opportunities may exist in other regions of the province. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the province.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The provincial government announced $1M in funding for capital works projects in the Baie Verte-Springdale area. Funding will be cost-shared by the provincial government and the towns of Fleur de Lys, Rattling Brook, Pacquet and Ming¿s Bight.
- The provincial government announced $47,000 in funding to purchase new firefighting equipment for the Baie Verte-Springdale district
- The provincial government announced $24,000 in funding to the Town of Glovertown to create a plan to redevelop the town centre
- As part of the 2013 budget, a new $23M Health Care Facility has opened in Glovertown. The Dr. C. V. Smith Memorial Community Health Centre will replace the older facility that was in Glovertown.
- Rambler Metals and Mining is aggressively looking at options to re-open the Little Deer and Whalesback copper mines in Green Bay. Rambler plans to work on these properties in 2014.
- The provincial government announced over $1M for road upgrades in the area of Trinity North
- The provincial government announced $1.6M in funding to Marwood Ltd., a wood treatment facility in Jamestown, Bonavista. The funding will assist the company in becoming more competitive in the marketplace.
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