Computer & Information Research Scientists


Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Also called: Computer Scientist, Computer Specialist, HPC Applications Manager (High Performance Computing Applications Manager), Research Scientist

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Development environment software
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Data base management system software
  • NoSQL
  • Teradata Database

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    doctoral degree
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