What do they do?

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

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  • Communicate with staff or clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Provide advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
  • Document design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.
  • Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.
  • Collaborate with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking

Technical Skills
Programming
Operations Analysis

Social Skills
Coordination
Persuasion
Instruction

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

  • Salary range: $50,000-$110,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Mid-level — Bachelor’s degree, project management experience, multiple years related work experience; Executive — Bachelor’s degree, many years related work experience, professional certification
  • Possible career path: Entry-Level Systems Engineer > Senior Systems Engineer > Chief Information Officer/ Chief Technology Officer

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