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0213 – Computer and information systems managers

Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.

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Example titles

  • Computer systems manager
  • Data centre manager
  • Data processing and systems analysis manager
  • Data processing director
  • Electronic data processing (EDP) manager
  • Information systems manager
  • Management information system (MIS) manager
  • Software development manager
  • Software engineering manager
  • Systems development manager

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems development and operations
  • Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
  • Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming, including supervisory experience, are required.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
0 - Management occupations
Skill level
A - Occupations usually require university education
Major group
02 - Specialized middle management occupations
Minor group
021 - Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems
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