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Become A Computer Scientist

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Working As A Computer Scientist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $108,465

    Average Salary

What Does A Computer Scientist Do At Brookhaven National Laboratory

* Develop new data algorithms, analysis methods, and software targeted towards specific nanoscience problems.
* Collaborate with nanoscience domain experts to understand and solve modern scientific data challenges.
* Collaborate with colleagues in computer science and applied mathematics to develop large-scale scientific software projects.
* Contribute to internal, community, and open source software projects.
* Conduct self-directed research in new algorithms and computer science methods.
* Document work and results, including in the form of journal papers and conference proceedings.
* Participate in the scientific and operational activities of the CFN, especially the Theory & Computation group

What Does A Computer Scientist Do At General Electric

* The Staff Computer Vision Scientist will also very closely work with Subject Matter Experts and
* Business Analysts to rapidly understand a specific business domain and iteratively refine the
* analyses and the learning models to create high-fidelity automated analytics
* solutions.
* Responsibilities include but are not limited
* to:
* Work closely with Subject Matter Experts to collect requirements forvarious Computer Vision based applications
* Conduct Computer Vision research, includingcollaborating with GE Global Research Team, and transition cutting edge computer vision out ofthe labs into the field
* Investigate and apply image analytics and machine learningapproaches and tools for detecting content of outdoor industrial asset images

What Does A Computer Scientist Do At Applied Materials

* Develop reactor/feature models of chambers and processes being developed at Applied Materials
* Apply developed feature models (coupled with reactor models) to predict profile evolution based on reactor settings, to understand and propose new unit processes, new process sequences, new chemistries, solve chamber design issues, propose new chamber designs, and trouble shoot current production issues.
* Develop and maintain feature scale scientific software through algorithm development, implementation of new capabilities, identifying and fixing bugs.
* Conduct High Performance and distributed computing.
* Maintain awareness of technical literature, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Computer Scientist Do At Arena Technical Resources, LLC

* Plans network requirements, layouts and configures systems to user environments and requirements.
* Analyzes network topologies, traffic, and capacity requirements.
* Meets and maintains communication with system owners to determine requirements and report system design and testing progress.
* Documents and maintains system configuration documentation.
* Develops and implements testing strategies, plans, procedures, and documents results.
* Integrates hardware and software to the network design that facilitate reliability and resiliency such as security controls, power backups, redundant networking, and network management systems
* Installs, configures, and verifies system designs at the end user locations.
* Provides technical support, troubleshooting, and training to end users.
* Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.
* Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
* Participates in special projects as required.
* Develops and maintains desktop and embedded applications, for the purpose of increasing accuracy and efficiency of configuration management, testing and data gathering and performance analysis

What Does A Computer Scientist Do At SAIC

* Provide program management support in coordinating, aligning, and scheduling technology development tasks across multiple performers.
* Provide support in assessing program performers’ technical progress in relation to planned cost and schedule.
* Review relevant technical literature and emerging technologies and continuously survey and summarize relevant community research for the Government PM.
* Assist with coordination among potential mission and transition partners.
* Assist in the coordination of cross-community R&D to reduce redundancy and to assist in the transfer of technology.
* Advise the Government PM in the areas of cryptographic protocols, secure data devices, programming languages, and system security.
* Provide technical and programmatic support for other technology/program developmental activities, including managing program evaluations program plans.
* Review and summarize BAA proposals and report results.
* Assist in the creation of Memoranda of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding with the technology partners.
* Provide assistance in drafting program briefings and other program management requirements.
* Assist with developing test and evaluation plans and assess performer work using established protocols.
* Assist in testing and evaluation.
* Provide technical support and expertise for special program studies and other work in related areas

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How To Become A Computer Scientist

Most jobs for computer and information research scientists require a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field. In the federal government, a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for some jobs.

Education

Most computer and information research scientists need a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field, such as computer engineering. A Ph.D. usually requires 4 to 5 years of study after earning a bachelor’s degree, typically in a computer-related field, such as computer science or information systems. During their first 2 years in a Ph.D. program, students take a variety of computer science classes. They then choose a specialty and spend the remaining years in the program doing research within that specialty.

Computer scientists who work in a specialized field may need knowledge of that field. For example, those working on biomedical applications may have to take some biology classes.

Advancement

Some computer scientists may become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer and information research scientists must be organized in their thinking and analyze the results of their research to formulate conclusions.

Communication skills. Computer and information research scientists must communicate well with programmers and managers and be able to clearly explain their conclusions to people with no technical background. They often present their research at conferences.

Critical-thinking skills. Computer and information research scientists work on many complex problems.

Detail oriented. Computer and information research scientists must pay close attention to their work, because a small programming error can cause an entire project to fail.

Ingenuity. Computer and information research scientists must continually come up with innovative ways to solve problems, particularly when their ideas do not initially work as intended.

Logical thinking. Computer algorithms rely on logic. Computer and information research scientists must have a talent for reasoning.

Math skills. Computer and information research scientists must have knowledge of advanced math and other technical topics that are critical in computing.

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Real Computer Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate Attending Computer Scientist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Apr 01, 2015 $200,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Apr 20, 2015 $168,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Apr 12, 2015 $168,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated Seal Beach, CA Feb 14, 2016 $161,794
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA Sep 16, 2016 $161,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA May 13, 2016 $160,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA Apr 27, 2015 $159,000
Computer Scientist III SGT, Inc. Fieldbrook, CA Jun 06, 2016 $154,003
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Sep 23, 2016 $152,740
Computer Scientist (Principal Research Engineer) Autodesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 13, 2016 $152,250
Computer Scientist, Senior Adobe Systems Incorporated Seattle, WA Oct 01, 2015 $151,500
Computer Scientist III SGT, Inc. Fieldbrook, CA Mar 28, 2016 $150,010
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Jun 23, 2016 $150,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Sep 15, 2015 $150,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Jun 30, 2016 $125,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA May 16, 2016 $125,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA Aug 19, 2016 $125,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Jan 10, 2016 $124,675
Computer Scientist (Principal Research Engineer) Autodesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $124,072 -
$162,250
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated Seattle, WA Sep 19, 2016 $123,096
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated Seattle, WA Jun 06, 2015 $122,637
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated Seattle, WA Jan 27, 2015 $122,000
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated San Francisco, CA Aug 08, 2016 $106,700
Computer Scientist Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jan 12, 2016 $106,453
Computational Scientist-Chemistry Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Nov 29, 2016 $106,218
Computational Scientist The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Apr 20, 2015 $105,575
Computer Scientist Adobe Systems Incorporated Lehi, UT Jul 07, 2016 $105,000
Computational Scientist Clarifai, Inc. New York, NY Feb 08, 2016 $105,000
Computer Vision Scientist General Electric Company-GE Global Research Center Niskayuna, NY Aug 22, 2016 $105,000
Computer Scientist Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Jan 08, 2016 $105,000

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Top Skills for A Computer Scientist

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Top Computer Scientist Skills

  1. Data Collection
  2. Web Application
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Work extensively with testing and data collection of C4ISR (Command Control Communications Computers) systems.
  • Conduct websites, web applications, web server and database management systems security testing and vulnerability assessments.
  • Administered SQL Server 2000 Database.
  • Performed applications software design, development and analysis of C/C++ and FORTRAN software for varied DoD engineering analysis applications.
  • Researched hardware and software and provided purchase recommendations.

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