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Occupational profile

Information technology specialist (m/f)
German: Fachinformatiker/in

Fields of work

Although information technology specialists specialising in applications development work at companies in virtually all sectors of trade and industry, they predominantly find employment in the IT branch. They also work for companies which create or adapt software for their business processes themselves.

Although information technology specialists specialising in systems integration work at companies in virtually all sectors of trade and industry, they predominantly find employment in the IT branch.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of applications development

  • Design and realise customised software applications
  • Test and document applications
  • Modify existing applications
  • Apply project planning, implementation and control methods
  • Use software development tools
  • Develop ergonomically designed user interfaces to suit specific applications
  • Rectify faults through the use of expert and diagnostic systems
  • Present applications
  • Advise and train users

In the subject/discipline of systems integration

  • Design and realise complex information technology and telecommunications systems by integrating hardware and software components
  • Install and configure networked information technology and telecommunications systems
  • Commission information technology and telecommunications systems
  • Apply project planning, implementation and control methods
  • Rectify malfunctions through the use of expert and diagnostic systems
  • Administer information technology and telecommunications systems
  • Present system solutions
  • Advise and train users