Career Profile:

Computer Engineer

Ocean Sonics, 2015
Ocean Sonics, 2015

$67,989

Median Yearly
Income

good

Work
Prospects

7

Prospective
Employers

Computer engineers research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system.

Work type:

full-time, self-employed

Most likely to work in:

Halifax

Most employees have:

Post-Graduate Degree / Bachelor's Degree

Certification:

Professional Engineer Certificate

What you do



In the oceans technology sector, embed computers in other machines and systems, build networks to transfer data, and develop ways to make computers, faster, smaller, and more capable to meet the needs of oceans- related industries, and to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of oceans-related activities.



A Computer Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • 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; and
  • May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.




What you need

  • Technical problem-solving skills are essential;
  • Able to think analytically and logically;
  • Have a natural interest in technology and the development of computer systems and equipment;
  • Possess strong math skills;
  • Effective communication skills; and
  • Have a sense of creativity.




Who might be hiring?



Job Postings

CLOSES
30 Nov
Material Handler
(Dartmouth)

 

We are currently seeking a Materials Handler who as part of the Materials Group, would provide support with inventory control, order fulfilment and receiving. The successful candidate…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Manufacturing Assembler
(Dartmouth)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc., (GTI) is a quickly growing company that designs and manufactures underwater acoustic transducers and systems for a variety of applications including defence and…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Mechanical Project Engineer
(Dartmouth)

We are a quickly growing company that designs and manufactures underwater acoustic transducers and systems for a variety of applications including defence and homeland security, ocean science, and…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Electrical Project Engineer
(Dartmouth)

We are a quickly growing company that designs and manufactures underwater acoustic transducers and systems for a variety of applications including defence and homeland security, ocean science, and…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Quality Engineer
(Dartmouth)

The Quality team is looking for a highly motivated candidate who will be skilled at working with major project teams to support on time/on quality delivery which meet or exceed customer…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Lead
(Dartmouth)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc., (GTI) is a quickly growing company that designs and manufactures underwater acoustic transducers and systems for a variety of applications including defence and…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Administrator
(Dartmouth)

We are currently seeking an administrative professional to join our executive support team. Reporting to the Manager Admin Services, this position is a junior role with the opportunity to get…

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CLOSES
30 Nov
Technical Project Manager
(Dartmouth)

As a Technical Project Manager in our manufacturing facility, you own one or more design-and-manufacture project(s) through the entire project lifecycle from kick-off through delivery. You…

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References and further reading



* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "good", which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is above average.





Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience


Secondary School
Co-op Options and Opportunities (Science Streams)
Not-for-Profits


Post-Secondary Educational Programs




Graduate Programs


NSCC Oceans Technology Program
Advanced one year diploma for students with a Bachelor of Science or Engineering or an Engineering Diploma to further enhance skills in the oeceans technology sector.