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15-1299.07 - Blockchain Engineers

Maintain and support distributed and decentralized blockchain-based networks or block-chain applications such as cryptocurrency exchange, payment processing, document sharing, and digital voting. Design and deploy secure block-chain design patterns and solutions over geographically distributed networks using advanced technologies. May assist with infrastructure setup and testing for application transparency and security.

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Tasks

  • Assess blockchain threats, such as untested code and unprotected keys. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Automate the deployment of software updates over geographically distributed network nodes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and deploy blockchain design patterns to make transactions secure, transparent, and immutable. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and develop blockchain technologies for industries such as finance and music. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and implement dashboard and data visualizations to meet customer reporting needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and implement data repositories to integrate data. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design and verify cryptographic protocols to protect private information. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine specifications for, or implement, logging. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop a maintainable code base using object-oriented design principles, practices, or patterns. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discuss and plan systems with solution architects, system engineers, or cybersecurity experts to meet customer requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Discuss data needs with engineers, product managers, or data scientists to identify blockchain requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate blockchain processes or risks based on security assessments or control matrix reviews. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate new blockchain technologies and vendor products. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Implement catastrophic failure handlers to identify security breaches and prevent serious damage. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Run infrastructure tests to examine the behavior of large peer-to-peer networks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test the security and performance of blockchain infrastructures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Update client and server applications responsible for integration and business logic. See more occupations related to this task.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Design integrated computer systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss design or technical features of products or services with technical personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write computer programming code. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze security of systems, network, or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create databases to store electronic data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design software applications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop procedures for data management. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate new technologies or methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install computer software. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain computer equipment or software. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Computer Occupations, All Other.
Employment data for Computer Occupations, All Other.
Industry data for Computer Occupations, All Other.

Median wages (2020) $44.65 hourly, $92,870 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 442,200 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Average (5% to 10%) Average (5% to 10%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 37,500
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Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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