We use technology more than ever these days in order to connect with friends and family, stay up to date on the latest and greatest news in the world, and sometimes just for fun. With all these high-tech devices society depends on, we need the skills of technology professionals. As a global trend, these professionals are most wanted and not unemployed for a long period.
This list of job titles in IT domains on ascending order. It does not include titles related to developing software. Below is a list of IT job titles ranked by the number of times people searched in Google the title name and the word “jobs”. There are so many developer-related titles. So, we dedicated to do a separate article on them.
Using their solid knowledge of computer components and how they function, these skilled professionals play an important role in the development of a variety of useful products. A Computer Hardware Engineer builds and tests various types of computer models. A Computer Hardware Engineer researches, designs, and develops computer systems and components such as circuit boards processors, networks, routers, and memory devices. Computer Hardware Engineers use complex problem-solving skills to evaluate and improve existing models. They often work in a research laboratory.
Computer repair technicians ensure the most secure and up-to-date IT infrastructure is in place for an organization or a client. A Computer repair technician is responsible for identifying, troubleshooting and resolving computer issues. In short, they manage the assessment, installation, maintenance, and repair of networks and computers. A person in this role must be skilled in a variety of computer operating systems and network functions. Their tasks also include troubleshooting and installation of software, computer applications, and virus scanning.
A Customer Support Technician provides technical support and assistance, whether on the phone, in person, or remotely, related to computer systems, hardware, and software. This specialist also writes training manuals and train computer users on various technical products. He does daily performance checks to keep technologies up to date and running smoothly.
A Computer Network Technician, also known as a Network Technician, is responsible for building and troubleshooting computer networks. This includes troubleshooting issues or faults, working with data communication equipment, and analyzing and fixing network-related problems. A Computer Network Technician may also perform data backups, disaster recovery operations, and conduct tests for security and quality control.
Devops Engineers are IT professionals who collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage code releases. They cross and merge the barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations teams and keep existing networks in mind as they design, plan and test. Their aim is often to better align IT operations with the rest of the organization.
Information Security Analyst helps to protect an organisation by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. He plans and executes security measures to protect a business’s computer systems and networks. A Cyber Security Analyst is also in charge of reporting breaches and weak spots, researches IT trends, and installs software and encryption to protect the company’s network.
A Director of Information Technology is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of IT (information technology) of an organization. An IT Director manage and supervise an organization’s technical operations which includes overseeing IT department employees and ensuring all technology systems and applications support the organization’s goals and objectives. He also works closely with external vendors, advisors, and the management team. He oversees technical projects based on organizational goals.
A technical sales engineer uses both technical knowledge and sales skills to sell scientific and technological products or services to businesses. A sales engineer is tasked with delivering a unified vision of the engineering, strategic, and market value of a technical product to the customer and their business.
These professionals are often the key point of contact for clients, answering queries, providing technical advice and introducing new products.
An Oracle Database Administrator) is proficient in Oracle database architecture. His tasks include installation, administration, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. An Oracle DBA also manages the upgrades of Oracle servers and application tools. Oracle database systems can be large, so Oracle DBA’s often share the responsibility of managing databases with other database administrators.Oracle DBAs are tasked with implementing structured policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and security of the entire database.
A salesforce administrator specializes in Salesforce’s suite of products. Salesforce is the world’s most popular customer relationship management (CRM) software and is used by many Fortune 500 companies. A salesforce administrator is the point of contact for Salesforce users within a company in need of training or troubleshooting. They are the point of contact for any users within the company who have questions or need to be trained on a certain Salesforce product.
A computer engineer is responsible for testing, evaluating and developing the software for computer programs. He does everything from mastermind the functionality and features of a program to write the code, performs tests and audits, and installs updates and software patches. A computer engineer, also known as a software engineer, is tasked with the development of new computer games and business applications. A computer engineer also designs and develops new operating systems.
Provide technical assistance to a company’s customers or employees. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, via telephone or from remote location. A computer support specialist tasks include assisting users with issues related to computers, software, and printers. A computer support specialist can provide either in-house or customer support.
Computer Systems analysts help businesses to increase their output and enhance their profitability by improving their I.T. systems and applications. A Computer Systems Analyst is responsible for maintaining and upgrading existing technological systems in an organization. A Systems Analyst also designs new computer systems and frameworks, provides troubleshooting for technical issues, and creates system guideline manuals for training purposes.
IT managers are responsible for the coordination of computer and information systems in an organization. They help determine the IT needs of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to fulfill the organization’s information systems requirements. The scope of an IT manager’s responsibilities varies. In some cases, the focus is solely on computer networks. In other cases, the focus can be on managing telecommunications systems and other electronic support systems related to the company operations.
A Quality Assurance Analyst is typically responsible for the testing phase of the production process to ensure that final products meet the company standards. A Quality Assurance Analyst may also fix the process that caused software errors. A QA Analyst differs from a QA Tester in that a QA Analyst is usually involved in a wider range of the software development cycle.
Information Security Consultant responsible for a number of functions associated with IT security – from conducting reviews of software security, through to updating information security policies. The main goal of an information security onsultant is to protect an organization’s data. They do this by dealing with software, such as firewalls and data encryption and conducting penetration testing.
IT Support Technicians work to maintain their employer’s computer systems and networks. They also help the users of a network to use relevant devices and applications by answering any questions that may arise. It is part tech job and part customer service. They are often the main point of contact for technological issues.
This professional helps store, organize and manage data. His tasks include maintaining the data dictionary, monitoring performance, and enforcing organizational standards and security. There are 2 types of database administrators: 1) System DBAs oversee database administration, debugging code and upgrading software. Application DBAs manage specific database applications.
Chief Information Officer oversee a company’s information technology strategies and computer systems to ensure that they support the company’s goals. He is responsible for streamlining operations by implementing relevant technologies, developing technological systems that will improve customer satisfaction, and managing the information technology department. The role of the CIO is to set and lead the technology strategy for an organization. The CIO acts as the bridge or interface between the IT department and the rest of the organization.
A network administrator’s job is to keep networked computer systems working. The IT or computer network may extend to the Internet, Intranet, local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN). He deploys, configures, maintains and monitora all active network equipment in order to ensure smooth network operation.
A QA tester role is responsible for reviewing and implementing systematic test plans. QA tests new and existing features in software for defects or other bugs. They collaborate with software developers and project supports to determine project scope and requirements.
Computer Technician serves as technical support for a company. He helps team members in various departments troubleshoot technology issues, maintains computer equipment and keeps equipment updated. He enforces policies to promote data security and trains other employees how to remedy basic computer technical issues.
System administrators are the gatekeepers of an organization and the data within – from the maintenance and upkeep of servers to ensuring internal systems are secure and protected from breaches and viruses. They are responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and operation of computer systems and servers. This includes installing and managing desktop and laptop computers, servers, networks, IT security systems, and other critical components of an organization’s IT infrastructure. A system administrator is also responsible for determining appropriate IT policies for businesses, supervising technician staff, and also may be in charge of purchasing IT equipment.
A Data Architect builds complex computer database systems that are accessible, useful, and secure. A Data Architect helps define the end use of the database, and then creates a blueprint for developing, testing, and maintaining the database. A good Data Architect often has both the technical skills to solve complex problems and the curiosity to explore what problems need to be solved. The job title Data Architect is often paired with Modeler or Data Engineer.
One business analyst Interprets data, analyze results using statistical techniques. As well he develops and implements data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical quality and efficiency.
To be continued…
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