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Local resource for computer software engineer jobs in Alexandria. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to computer software schools, computer engineer job listings, computer software, computer engineer degree programs, and network administrative positions, as well as advice and content on IT careers.

Transforce, Inc.
(800) 308-6989
6551 Loisdale Ct Ste 801
Springfield, VA
Main Industries / Positions
information technology
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time

The Choice Inc.
(202) 408-1700
1212 New York Ave NW Ste 225
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, managed services

Acsys, Inc.
(202) 463-7210
1850 M Street NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Finance, Information Technology, Executive

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BI Techniques Inc.
(585) 802-5292
8501-B Barrington Court
Springfield, VA
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology, Service, Internet & New Media

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Graham Staffing Services, Inc.
(202) 861-1260
1130 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Admin & Clerical, Legal, Information Technology

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ABBTECH Professional Resources
(703) 450-5252
PO Box 20098
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

Diversity Services
(202) 624-9797
1634 I St NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Admin & Clerical, Legal, Information Technology

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Rhodes & Weinstock, LLC
(202) 558-7660
1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 300
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, part time

Aspen of DC, Inc.
(202) 661-6112
1200 G St NW
Washington, DC
Type of Service
long-term, temporary/part time, part time

Millennium International Consulting, Inc
(202) 587-5705
1425 K Street NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology, Internet & New Media, Finance

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Computer Software Engineer

How to become a Computer Software Engineer

In 2006, eighty percent of computer software engineers had a bachelor's degree or higher. Many individuals in this field have a bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering, or computer information systems. Most employers are also looking for applicants who have a broad range of knowledge and experience with a variety of computer systems and technologies. Students who aspire to become computer software engineers can increase their marketability by gaining a range of knowledge and experience through participation in co-ops or internships. Software vendors do offer certification programs, but most authorities agree that such certifications are not sufficient to obtain most jobs in this field.

What does a Computer Software Engineer do?

Computer software engineers study the needs of computer users and then design software to meet those needs. They create a set of step by step instructions that a computer can follow. Sometimes software engineers then translate these instructions into computer language, but that is usually the job of a computer programmer. Computer applications software engineers work on software designed for general computer applications or special utility programs. Computer systems software engineers coordinate the needs of departments within a company and offer suggestions for the overall technical direction to construct, maintain, and expand the company's computer systems.

Most software engineers work 40 hours a week, but seventeen percent worked over 50 hours each week in 2006. Some software engineers travel frequently to meet with customers, though telecommuting is becoming increasingly common.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Computer Software Engineer?

As technology continues to change and advance, employers will need computer software engineers with the most current skills. Therefore, software engineers need to be dedicated to continue their training and education throughout their careers. Software engineers are also generally responsible for several tasks at once making the ability to pay attention to detail, even when multi-tasking, essential. Individuals who are successful in this field also have strong analytical and problem solving skills while being able to communicate effectively with team members.

How much does a Computer Software Engineer make?

Computer software engineers can expect to be well paid. In 2006, $79,780 was the median annual earnings of applications software engineers, and $85,370 was the median annual earnings of systems software engineers. The middle fifty percent of applications engineers earned between $62,830 and $98,470 per year. The middle fifty percent of systems engineers earned between $67,620 and $105,330 per year. Job prospects for aspiring computer software engineers are excellent, with an amazing thirty eight percent increase in employment projected for this field between now a...

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