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Information Systems Architect/Engineer
Information Systems Architect/Engineer
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Information Systems Architect/Engineer

Design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions.

About the test

The HR Avatar Information Systems Architect/Engineer Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Information Systems Architect/Engineer test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1199.02
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$45,410 or less
Bottom 25%:
$64,690 or less
$86,510 (Average)
Top 25%:
$110,590 or more
Top 10%:
$133,890 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:3,770

Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Systems Evaluation
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Written Comprehension
  • Information Ordering
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: .Net Architect, Computer Systems Architect, Electronic Data Interchange System Developer (EDI System Developer), Enterprise Architect, Firmware Engineer, Information Architect, Knowledge Architect, Linux Engineer, Linux Systems Engineer, Network Analyst, Network Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Requirements Engineer, Security Architect, Software Engineer, Software Systems Engineer, Solution Architect, System Architect, Systems Engineer, Technical Architect, Web Architect

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Computer Network Architects, Software Developers, Systems Software, Computer Systems Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Information Security Analysts, Software Developers, Applications, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Hardware Engineers, Logistics Engineers, Web Administrators, Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists, Energy Engineers, Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists, Electrical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Web Developers, Mechanical Engineers, Validation Engineers, Aerospace Engineers

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
  • Write a short essay.
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