CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Applications Programming
Benchmark Title: Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Applications Programming
Benchmark Title: Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
A programming language APL Development environment software
 
ABC Compiler Development environment software
 
ABC: the AspectBench Compiler for AspectJ Object or component oriented development software
 
AWK Development environment software
 
Ada Development environment software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Flex Web platform development software
 
Algorithmic language ALGOL Development environment software
 
Allaire ColdFusion Web platform development software
 
American National Standards Institute ANSI C Development environment software
 
Apache Struts Web platform development software
 
Apache software Transaction server software
 
Apple Macintosh OS/X Operating system software
 
Assembler Development environment software
 
Automated installation software Configuration management software
 
B-Method Development environment software
 
BEA WebLogic Server Application server software
 
Backup and archival software Backup or archival software
 
Beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code BASIC Development environment software
 
Bigloo Scheme Development environment software
 
Business Objects Crystal Reports Data base reporting software
 
C Development environment software
 
C++ Object or component oriented development software
 
Call-processing language CPL Development environment software
 
Cisco Systems IOS Operating system software
 
Collaborative Application Markup Language CAML Object or component oriented development software
 
Common Lisp Object System CLOS Object or component oriented development software
 
Common business oriented language COBOL Development environment software
 
Component object model COM software Object or component oriented development software
 
Computer Associates integrated data management system CA-IDMS Data base management system software
 
Computer On-line Real-time Applications Language CORAL 66 Development environment software
 
Computer assisted software engineering CASE software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Configuration management software Configuration management software
 
Customer information control system CICS software Transaction server software
 
Data analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
Data definition language DDL Data base management system software
 
Data manipulation language DML Data base management system software
 
DataVision software Data base reporting software
 
Database management system software Data base management system software
 
Defect tracking software Program testing software
 
Deployment software Configuration management software
 
Disk operating system DOS software Operating system software
 
Distributed component object model DCOM software Object or component oriented development software
 
Distributed database management software Data base management system software
 
Document Object Model DOM Scripting Object or component oriented development software
 
Document management system software Document management software
 
Dynamic analysis software Program testing software
 
Dynamic modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
E++ pattern language Object or component oriented development software
 
Eclipse software Development environment software
 
Eiffel Object or component oriented development software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Embarcadero Delphi Object or component oriented development software
 
Embarcadero JBuilder Development environment software
 
Embedded systems development software Development environment software
 
Emerald Software Group Emerald Green Office Content workflow software
 
Encryption software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Enterprise application integration EAI software Enterprise application integration software
 
Event-driven State-machines Programming Development environment software
 
Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML Web platform development software
 
Extensible markup language XML Enterprise application integration software
 
Extensible stylesheet language transformations XSLT Web platform development software
 
Fault testing software Program testing software
 
File server software Filesystem software
 
Formula translation/translator FORTRAN Development environment software
 
Forth Development environment software
 
Functional testing software Program testing software
 
Gambit Scheme Development environment software
 
Graphical user interface GUI design software Graphical user interface development software
 
Haskell Development environment software
 
Hewlett-Packard HP OpenVMS Operating system software
 
Hyperion software Data base reporting software
 
Hypertext markup language HTML Web platform development software
 
IBM AIX Operating system software
 
IBM DB2 Data base user interface and query software
 
IBM Middleware Transaction server software
 
IBM Rational ClearCase Configuration management software
 
IBM Rational ClearQuest Development environment software
 
IBM Rational PurifyPlus Program testing software
 
IBM Rational Requisite Pro Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
IBM Rational Rose XDE Developer D93 Development environment software
 
IBM WebSphere Application server software
 
IBM z/OS operating systems Network operation system software
 
ICON programming language Development environment software
 
IEA Software Emerald Data base user interface and query software
 
Integrated development environment IDE software Development environment software
 
Integration testing software Program testing software
 
Interface definition language IDL Development environment software
 
Interoperability testing software Program testing software
 
Interstate connection ICON Development environment software
 
J Development environment software
 
JavaScript Web platform development software
 
Job control language JCL Operating system software
 
Linux Operating system software
 
List processing language LISP Development environment software
 
Load testing software Program testing software
 
MUMPS M Development environment software
 
MVS software Operating system software
 
Magellan Firmware Operating system software
 
Mercury Interactive LoadRunner Program testing software
 
Mercury Interactive WinRunner Program testing software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP Web platform development software
 
Microsoft DirectX Device drivers or system software
 
Microsoft ESP SDK Development environment software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS Transaction server software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft SQL Server Data base management system software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic Development environment software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript Development environment software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Object or component oriented development software
 
Microsoft Visual C# .NET Object or component oriented development software
 
Microsoft Visual Studio Development environment software
 
Microsoft Windows Operating system software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Microsoft transact-structural query language T-SQL Data base management system software
 
Migration software Platform interconnectivity software
 
Migration testing software Program testing software
 
Modula Object or component oriented development software
 
Mutation testing software Program testing software
 
MySQL software Data base management system software
 
Novell network software Network operation system software
 
Oberon Object or component oriented development software
 
Object Management Group Object Request Broker Transaction server software
 
Object or component oriented development software Object or component oriented development software
 
Objective Caml Object or component oriented development software
 
Objective-C Object or component oriented development software
 
Open Graphics Library OpenGL Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Operating system shells Operating system software
 
Oracle Application Server Application server software
 
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Data base reporting software
 
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Data base reporting software
 
Oracle Reports Data base reporting software
 
Oracle procedural language/structured query language PL/SQL Data base management system software
 
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Web platform development software
 
Pascal Development environment software
 
Patch management software Configuration management software
 
Practical extraction and reporting language Perl Object or component oriented development software
 
Programming language one PL/I Development environment software
 
Prolog Development environment software
 
Python Object or component oriented development software
 
QNX software Operating system software
 
Real time operating system RTOS software Operating system software
 
Recovery testing software Program testing software
 
Regression testing software Program testing software
 
Relational database management software Data base management system software
 
Requirements management software Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Restructured extended executor REXX Development environment software
 
Ruby Development environment software
 
Ruby on Rails Web platform development software
 
SAP Business Intelligence Data base reporting software
 
SAP Netweaver Enterprise application integration software
 
SAS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Scheme programming language Development environment software
 
Security testing software Program testing software
 
Self Object or component oriented development software
 
Simple API for XML SAX Object or component oriented development software
 
Simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis SPICE Analytical or scientific software
 
Smalltalk Object or component oriented development software
 
Software distribution management software Administration software
 
Static analysis software Program testing software
 
Storage area network SAN software Storage networking software
 
Stress testing software Program testing software
 
String oriented symbolic language SNOBOL Development environment software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
Sun Microsystem Solaris Operating system software
 
Sun Microsystems Java Object or component oriented development software
 
Sun Microsystems Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition J2EE Development environment software
 
Sun Microsystems JavaServer Pages JSP Web platform development software
 
Sybase SQL Server Data base management system software
 
Symantec Visual Cafe Development environment software
 
System testing software Program testing software
 
Test design software Program testing software
 
Test implementation software Program testing software
 
The MathWorks Simulink Analytical or scientific software
 
UNIX Operating system software
 
Unified modeling language UML Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Unit testing software Program testing software
 
Version control software File versioning software
 
Visible Razor Configuration management software
 
VxWorks software Operating system software
 
Web server software Transaction server software
 
Web service definition language WDSL Development environment software
 
Win CE Operating system software
 
Application servers Computer servers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Directory servers High end computer servers
 
Graphics processing unit GPU Central processing unit CPU processors
 
In circuit emulators ICE Integrated circuit testers
 
Logic analyzers Integrated circuit testers
 
Mainframe computers Mainframe computers
 
Multi-core central processing unit CPU Central processing unit CPU processors
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Applications Programming
Benchmark Title: Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Application Developer
Automation Engineer
Averaged HEND (High-Energy Neutron Data) Data Product Lead (AHD Product Lead)
Beta Tester
Business Object Architect
Business Systems Analyst
Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Computer Architect
Computer Consultant
Computer Engineer
Computer Systems Engineer
Computer Systems Software Architect
Computer Systems Software Engineer
Configuration Manager
Customer Information Control System Programmer (CICS Programmer)
Data Analyst Programmer
Developer
E-Business Manager
Embedded Systems Software Developer
Engineer, System Electronic Data Processing (Engineer, System EDP)
Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Systems Engineer
Firmware Engineer
Graphic Engineer
Information Architect
Information Management Technologist
Information Process Consultant
Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst)
Information Technology Consultant (IT Consultant)
Information Technology Manager
Mainframe Systems Programmer
Network Engineer
Networking Engineer
Operating System Designer
Operating Systems Specialist
Program Analyst
Programmer
Programmer Analyst
Publishing Systems Analyst
Software Architect
Software Design Engineer
Software Developer
Software Development Engineer
Software Development Manager
Software Engineer
Software Engineering Systems Information Technology Specialist
Software Quality Engineer
Software Systems Engineer
Solution Architect
Supplier Quality Engineer
Support Specialist
System Administrator
System Analyst
System Engineer
Systems Analyst
Systems Analyst Engineer
Systems Engineer
Systems Programmer
Systems Software Designer
Systems Software Engineer
Systems Software Quality Assurance Specialist
Systems Software Specialist
Systems Support Engineer
Technical Support Engineer
Test Engineer
Tester
Usability Engineer
Wide Area Network Engineer (WAN Engineer)
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Applications Programming
Benchmark Title: Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
 
 
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