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Systems Engineer

Take charge of the design and implementation of a network of computers.

What's it like to be a Systems Engineer?

Systems Engineers are responsible for the design and implementation of networked computer systems. They plan, install and configure the hardware and software used in a computer network and provide ongoing maintenance and technical support to users.

Systems Engineer

Tasks and duties

  • Researching network infrastructure requirements and demands.
  • Planning hardware and software configurations for new installations.
  • Planning and implementing upgrades to hardware and software in existing installations.
  • Installing, testing, maintaining and optimising computer networks and server systems.
  • Analysing, monitoring and optimising current system performance.
  • Running diagnostics and maintaining records of faults and fixes.
  • Providing ongoing technical support, maintenance and troubleshooting to network users.
  • Interpreting system design briefs and architecture specifications, models and diagrams for development of computer networks.
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Systems Engineers are highly skilled in troubleshooting and are employed in a broad range of technology–driven industries where networked computers are present, often in an office environment. They may work alone or in teams depending on the size of the organisation.

What can I earn as a Systems Engineer?

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How to become a Systems Engineer


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Employers in this industry may prefer candidates with tertiary qualifications in computer systems engineering.

  1. Complete a qualification in computer systems engineering. Equivalent qualifications from industry bodies and vendors may be equally well regarded.
  2. Aim to secure a placement in an internship program while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship.

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Latest Systems Engineer reviews

Latest reviews from 32 Systems Engineers surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
Systems Engineering is all about owning your responsibilities, thinking out of the box and time management
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Systems Engineering
The good things
If you like challenges and every day should be a different day, Systems Engineering is for you. In most cases, Systems Engineers are jack of all trade especially at the beginning of the career; gradua...
The challenges
Well, for Systems Engineer, every day is a different day. At the beginning of the career, you may have to work late even on the weekends but this is how you learn and progress over the time. The big...
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Jun 2021
Associate System Engineer is a fun environment where you can learn a lot for career progression to System Engineering
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Systems
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Information Technology
The good things
Activities: Commission and Decommission servers on VMware and Cloud, Virtualization, Change management, Incident Management, Request management, Level 3 issues, Account and access management, Scriptin...
The challenges
Availability of technologies, Scripting, New Technologies, Level Access to Technologies.
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