Systems Engineer

Systems engineers are responsible for maintaining and developing computer systems that serve companies and organizations. In the case of large companies systems engineers analyze the computer system needs of each department and determine the best method for meeting those requirements. Systems engineers must have the ability to recommend what types of computer systems are best for specific situations and determine what hardware and software is the most appropriate. They must also oversee the installation of such systems and they must monitor the system to ensure that it is functioning properly and efficiently at all times. Because many companies have budgetary restraints when it comes to implementing upgrading and maintaining computer systems systems engineers must be able to work within those restrictions and still be able to provide the best computer systems possible for the money. Systems engineers are not necessarily computer professionals who sit in a closed-door office all day. Rather they work collectively with a group of engineers members of various company departments and employees at all levels within a company. Therefore they must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills as well as an ability to solve complex problems and come up with creative solutions to issues related to computer systems. Systems engineers may be internally employed by a large corporation to maintain a computer system or they may work for computer manufacturers or consulting firms whose goal is to upgrade and maintain computer systems for their clients. According to the website www.ehow.com systems engineers must obtain a bachelor’s degree in the field of computer engineering prior to obtaining employment. Additionally www.indeed.com states that the average yearly salary for systems engineers is $88000.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $88000
High Salary: $98000
Low Salary: $78000
Tasks: Designs and implements computer systems.
Ensures that computer systems are working correctly.
Determines the computer system needs of organizations.
Uses diagrams to analyze complex designs.
Also Called: Computer Software Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Network Engineer
Information Systems Engineer
Additional Resources: http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/419/Systems-Engineer.html
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5891694_job-description-systems-engineer.html
http://www.payscale.com/Job_Description/Systems_Engineers%2c_IT