Computer & Information Systems Manager

Computer & Information Systems Manager

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Computer & Information Systems Manager

What's it like?

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Working conditions


  1. Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  2. Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  3. Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  4. Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  5. Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
  6. Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  7. Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
    Stay abreast of advances in technology.
  8. Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
  9. Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
  10. Evaluate the organization’s technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades.
  11. Review and approve all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation.
  12. Prepare and review operational reports or project progress reports.
  13. Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.
  14. Control operational budget and expenditures.
  15. Purchase necessary equipment.
  16. Manage backup, security and user help systems.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Instructing.
  • Writing.
  • Speaking.
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Time Management.
  • Coordination.
  • Management of Personnel Resources.
  • Negotiation.
  • Active Learning.
  • Operation analysis.
  • Management of financial resources.
  • Mathematics.
  • System analysis.


Bachelor degree in Information Science, Business administration, Management Information Systems

Average Salary‚Äč

9240/ Month

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