25-Information and communications technology professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Information and communications technology professionals
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Job Description: 
Information and communications technology professionals conduct research, plan, design, write, test, provide advice and improve information technology systems, hardware, software and related concepts for specific applications; develop associated documentation including principles, policies and procedures; and design, develop, control, maintain and support databases and other information systems to ensure optimal performance and data integrity and security.

Main Tasks include -

  • researching information technology use in business functions
  • identifying areas for improvement and researching the theoretical aspects and operational methods for the use of computers
  • evaluating, planning and designing hardware or software configurations for specific applications including for Internet, Intranet and multimedia systems
  • designing, writing, testing and maintaining computer programs
  • designing and developing database architecture and database management systems
  • developing and implementing security plans and data administration policy, and administering computer networks and related computing environments
  • analyzing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

251 Software and applications developers and analysts
252 Database and network professionals