Software Engineers and Designers NOC 2173

Software engineers and designers research, design, evaluate, integrate and maintain software applications, technical environments, operating systems, embedded software, information warehouses, and telecommunications software.

Main Duties

  • Collect and document users' requirements and develop logical and physical specifications
  • Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test computer-based systems including mobile applications
  • Develop data, process, and network models to optimize architecture and to evaluate the performance and reliability of designs
  • Plan, design, and co-ordinate the development, installation, integration, and operation of computer-based systems including mobile applications
  • Assess, test, troubleshoot, document, upgrade, and develop maintenance procedures for operating systems, communications environments and applications software.

10-year Job Openings

There are 92 job openings forecasted between 2018-2027. 

Average Annual Salary

$94,146

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or Completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and passing a professional practice examination.
  • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.