Skills Microprocessor Designer And Application Engineer in Nova Scotia

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a microprocessor designer and application engineer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 21311).


  • Assess, document and optimize the capacity and performance of information and communication system networks
  • Lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software
  • Research, design and develop information and communication system network architecture
  • Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data communication hardware and software
  • Analyze user's requirements, and design and develop system architecture and specifications
  • Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components
  • Lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware
  • Research, design, develop and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware
  • Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
  • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
Communication Help - Communication
  • Professional Communicating
  • Liaising and Networking
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Designing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Managing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
  • Researching and Investigating
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing


Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Telecommunications
Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Physics
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Engineering and Applied Technologies
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