How to write a Computer Engineer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Computer Engineer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Computer Engineer job titles

    Computer Engineer
    Junior Computer Engineer
    Computer Engineer (with Linux proficiency)
    Software Engineer

Computer Engineer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Computer Engineer job summary

We are looking for a Computer Engineer who is able to maintain and enhance our current operating platforms and work with our application development team to integrate new applications into the network. The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with the Network Architect to work out the details involved with developing and implementing new network segments. He or she will also be asked to occasionally offer support to the executive staff for internal network issues and mobile computing challenges as well.

Computer Engineer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Computer Engineer responsibilities

    Work closely with network support staff to identify and take care of network bugs, and design network expansions
    Support the IP PBX system and work closely with the development team to create new mobile apps as needed
    Offer technical support to the executive staff for internal network functions and any internet-enabled applications
    Monitor the company’s cloud storage accounts to ensure they remain protected and secure from potential hacking threats
    Develop network test routines that help the Network Architect to understand the effects of certain network changes on the entire company platform

Computer Engineer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Computer Engineer skills

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
    TCP/IP protocol knowledge and experience with ARP/RIP required
    C++ and JAVA programming experience preferred
    2+ years’ experience in IP PBX system development and support
    Demonstrated ability in network troubleshooting utilising tools such as TCPdump

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