21222 – Information systems specialists



21222 – Information systems specialists
Information systems specialists analyze, test and assess systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Applications analyst - computer systems
Cloud service management specialist
Computer analyst
Computer consultant
Computer simulations analyst
Computer systems analyst
Computer systems development coordinator
Data processing consultant
Electronic data processing (EDP) auditor
Enterprise architect - information technology (IT)
Informatics applications analyst
Informatics consultant
Informatics quality assurance (QA) analyst
Information systems analyst - computer systems
Information systems contingency planner
Information systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
Information technology (IT) analyst
Information technology (IT) auditor
Information technology (IT) consultant
Information technology (IT) consulting account manager
Information technology (IT) engineer
Information technology (IT) operations analyst
Information technology (IT) project manager
Information technology (IT) specialist
Management information systems (MIS) analyst
Management information systems (MIS) consultant
Simulations analyst - computer systems
Software quality assurance (QA) analyst
Software quality assurance (QA) auditor
Solutions architect - cloud management and monitoring
Solutions architect - information technology (IT)
System integration analyst
System integration consultant
Systems analyst
Systems auditor
Systems consultant
Systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
Systems specialist - computer systems
Technical project manager
Technical support engineer


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Design, develop, test, implement and oversee IT systems
Collect and analyze data to identify areas for improvement within an organization's IT infrastructure
Review existing IT systems and internal processes
Develop, implement and apply policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems, and to ensure that all systems and processes meet organization standards and user requirements
Develop quality assurance procedures and tests for the development and improvement of new and existing systems
Identify, analyze and document discrepancies and ensure that appropriate adjustments are made
Perform preventive maintenance tasks on computer systems.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
A professional certification such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or another related information technology (IT) designation may be required by some employers.


Additional information

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