What does a Computer Scientist do?

Computer scientists use applications of technology to solve problems. They write programs including computer software, they develop websites, and they create applications for mobile devices. As experts in computer hardware and software systems, they have a mastery of various programming skills and languages. They often find innovative use for existing technologies and study complex issues and problems within computing to find appropriate solutions in business, science, medicine, and other technologically mandated fields.

Computer scientists are responsible for the validation and development of mathematical models that foster a computer’s interaction between a computer and a human user. Computer scientists operate computer programs and improve upon the actual processes and performance of the computers themselves. Computer scientists also research and focus on data structure, algorithms, information and database theory, as well as programming, language theory, and computer vision, and have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, math, or related fields.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Computer Scientist Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹23,23,788 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹23L
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Computer Scientist Career Path

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Computer Scientist (1550)
31 Jan 2020

“No work and life balance whatsoever I had a hard time managing my life outside of work”

SRI InternationalSRI International
Computer Scientist
3 Sep 2021

“Some nice and smart people to work with.”

US Air ForceUS Air Force
Computer Scientist (1550)
19 Feb 2021

“There is the ability to control your own career path and to move within the entire organization.”

Computer Scientist
22 Aug 2020

“Shares are good but not slary”

Corteva AgriscienceCorteva Agriscience
Data/Computational Scientist
1 Mar 2021

“Good work and life balance”

Computer Scientist II
22 May 2021

“Pay is decent but not top tier.”

KiKsAR Technologies
Senior Computer Scientist
24 Jun 2021

“Not perfect but good work life balance.”

Computer Scientist
24 Nov 2021

“Nice office and I love banking.”

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