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What does a Systems Engineer do?
Systems Engineers serve an integral role with respect to the IT services of an organisation. They are responsible for the implementation, maintenance and support of both software and hardware components. These include, but are not limited to, computer systems, networks, security, and communication mediums such as email.
What skills does a Systems Engineer need to have?
A Systems Engineer should be proficient building, implementing, configuring, and providing support for a range of platforms and operating systems that could range from Windows, UNIX, Linux, Cloud and Virtualization. Similarly, there is a growing expectation that the Systems Engineer is familiar with technologies such as cloud computing and cyber security. Those with in-depth knowledge on web-based services along with alternate options such as Saas and Iaas will be well positioned.
The technical skills required to be a Systems Engineer could range from virtualisation, cloud, automation and scripting. Proficiency across data environments and tools such as SQL, AWS and Power BI will provide candidates with greater versatility with respect to suitable roles.
Systems Engineer job responsibilities
- Manage and review installed systems and infrastructure
- Evaluate existing systems, explore areas of improvement and source appropriate upgrades to optimise output
- Install, configure, assess and sustain operating systems, software and system tools
- Assist in the design of information and support systems
- Design, implement and monitor security systems including backup and safeguards
- Set up and monitor feedback protocols across all systems
- Develop training programs and documentation which is to be complimented by technical support
- Work in conjunction with project management teams to ensure successful implementation of initiatives
- Demonstrate strong planning, coordination and communication skills
Skills and experience employers are looking for
- Core Skills
- Communication with a range of stakeholders
- Team Player – ability to engage and work within a team
- Analytical/Problem Solver – proactive solutions, not just reactive
- Technical Skills
- Systems Engineering
What type of employers hire Systems Engineers?
Information Technology – With their roots deriving from IT, these organisations focus on innovation and smart business practices more than any other industry. It is the most competitive space for Systems Engineers but also the most rewarding. Opportunities are available across the board from tech hardware to software-as-a-service and beyond.
Transport – Technology is changing the way we travel with the integration of payment technology and the use of data analytics to provide travel solutions. This is an industry where efficiency between Systems Engineering has become paramount to providing and efficient network for both software and hardware to operate within.
Public Sector and Defence – There has been an influx of IT related jobs advertised in these industries and the demand for Systems Engineers is no exception. A push to incorporate new systems in a short time frame has increased the demand for Systems Engineers to ensure a smooth and efficient transition.
Financial Institutions – With a growing number of financial institutions shifting their operations almost exclusively online, the demand for IT services in this industry cannot be understated. In what is a highly competitive space, those with superior Systems Engineer skills will be rewarded accordingly.
Other industries seeking the expertise of a Systems Engineer include retail, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, and education.
Tools and software Systems Engineers use
Networking: OSI network layers, TCP/IP networking protocol and network security
Scripting and Programming languages would be advantageous: Powershell, Python, Ruby, Perl, R etc
Communication Platforms: Email, Slack, Teams, Zoom, Google Meets etc
General Software: MS Office or equivalent
How much does a Systems Engineer earn?
How to become a Systems Engineer in Australia?
- A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or Computer Science will provide a great foundation for a career as a Systems Engineer.
- Those looking to carve a path straight into a Systems Engineer role as an undergraduate should target a position as an intern while studying. With a large selection of industries seeking the expertise of a Systems Engineer, this could provide you with the necessary knowledge and specific business acumen to progress quickly.
- Experience is highly desirable in the role of a Systems Engineer. This will allow you to develop the requisite knowledge in key areas such as operating systems, virtualisation technologies, cloud-based solutions, networking and scripting.
- Experience is highly desirable in the role of a Systems Engineer. This will allow you to develop the requisite knowledge in key areas such as operating systems, networks, and programming.
- Explore certification and accreditation for all the skills you have acquired and any new technologies that emerge. This could include undertaking the Chartered Australian Systems Engineer (CASE) program.
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