2017 Computer Network Architects
Median Pay: US$79,530
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization's best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization's chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

Software Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Microcode summer intern engineers at Ambarella are responsible for the implement and test of advanced CNN based neural networks on our line of proprietary SoCs. As a member of our team, you will be working with industry-recognized scientists and architects to bring our superior video quality to a...
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Santa Clara, CA

Sales Engineer (Graduate Program)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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IT Technical and End-User Support Specialist (Paid Intern)

Type: Internship
Kaycan is a leading sustainable and ecologically conscious manufacturer and distributor of exterior building products for the construction industry selling vinyl and aluminum siding, rain ware, windows and other building products to the construction industry, wholesalers, architects, contractors...
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Williston, VT

Full Stack Technical Lead - Client Experience

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Are you interested in creating world class client experiences while working in a contemporary, truly-agile manner? Come join a new Retail Lab focused on the 'Open An Account' journey.As a Full Stack Technical Lead on Vanguard’s Client Experience program, you’ll work on a fully dedicated,...
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Malvern, PA

Transportation Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program...
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Orlando, FL

College Recruiting - Network Services Monitoring Intern

Type: Internship
Humana is looking for NWS Monitoring Intern that will monitor the daily incident queue for any issues that have been escalated from other teams. These items will include configurations that could not be fixed by the NOC team and need to be looked into from NWS/MON. If the issue cannot be remedied...
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Louisville, KY