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.
- 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 operations and development
- 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.
Educational requirements: Post-secondary degree in information systems management, computer science, business or related field.
Experience: Minimum of five years of related work experience, with more typically required. Industry-specific experience and knowledge generally preferred.
Job requirements: Plan, organize, control, and evaluate the operations and performance of information systems and other technologies within an organization. Develop and implement policies for electronic data processing and computer systems operations. Plan and implement the organization’s technology budget and work closely with suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to train and work effectively within a team of business analysts, developers, technicians, and support staff. Solid understanding of emerging technologies and how they impact the organization.
National average salary in this occupation is currently $94,500.
Strong employment growth – combined with replacement demand due to skills mismatch, retirements, and other labour force exits – would result in strong demand for Information systems managers in the next 5 years.