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Hitsuji

Hello I recently came across this sentence 我是电脑程序编制员 meaning I am a programmer.

I can't seem to break down this part 程序编制员. I understand 程序员 is a programmer so why do we add 编制?

The second person singular form of the sentence would be 你是一个程序员 so what is 编制?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Demonic_Duck

It's just a more verbose way of saying the same thing — 电脑 and 编制 can both be omitted without introducing any ambiguity. It looks kind of textbook-ese, usually people don't communicate in such a verbose way. 程序员 or 工程师 are both a lot more common (工程师 is more generally "engineer" but often understood as "software engineer" within the IT domain).

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