FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Computer Systems Engineer

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Computer Systems Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Computer Systems Engineer Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Computer Systems Engineer

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Computer Systems Engineer?

Send To A Friend

Computer Systems Engineer Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Computer Systems Engineer Career Paths

Computer Systems Engineer
Systems Engineer Consultant Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Developer Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Technician Specialist Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Team Lead Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Senior System Administrator Help Desk Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Senior Network Engineer Information Security Officer
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Network Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Senior Network Engineer Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Engineer Senior Network Engineer Lead Network Engineer
Incident Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Computer Systems Engineer?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Computer Engineer 3.2 years
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Top Careers Before Computer Systems Engineer
Consultant 5.7%
Programmer 3.4%
Top Careers After Computer Systems Engineer
Consultant 6.3%
Engineer 3.4%
Manager 2.9%

Do you work as a Computer Systems Engineer?

Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$58,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a Computer Systems Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Computer Systems Engineer in the United States is $78,349 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $105,000.

Real Computer Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Computer Systems Engineer EGEN Solutions, Inc. New Brunswick, NJ Oct 31, 2016 $197,600
Lead Computer Systems Engineer/Architect. Asia TV USA New York, NY Mar 03, 2015 $196,000
Computer Systems Engineer Agilone, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 14, 2016 $190,000
Computer Systems Engineer IV Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Merced, CA Aug 21, 2016 $167,856
Computer Systems Engineer Level Labs LP (DBA Unshackled) Palo Alto, CA Aug 31, 2016 $164,382
Computer System Engineer/Architect (Technical Architect) Brandentity, LLC Englewood, NJ Apr 10, 2015 $160,000
Computer Systems/Datapower Engineer Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc. Irving, TX Nov 14, 2016 $159,781
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects Computer Task Group, Inc. Lincolnshire, IL Jan 17, 2016 $156,525
Computer Systems Engineer Asset Inventories, Inc. New York, NY Sep 28, 2016 $150,000
Computer Systems Engineer Agilone, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 08, 2015 $150,000
Computer Systems Engineer Ngcodec Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 02, 2015 $148,803
Computer Systems Engineer Eteam Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 16, 2016 $146,090
Computer Systems Engineer/Architect Computer Task Group, Inc. Lincolnshire, IL Jan 17, 2016 $146,090
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Bakersfield, CA Aug 04, 2015 $74,964
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Hartford, CT Sep 28, 2015 $74,952
Computer Systems Engineer Hermes Microvision, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 06, 2015 $74,950
Computer Systems Engineer Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. Waukesha, WI Apr 30, 2015 $74,942
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited New York, NY Sep 28, 2015 $74,880
Computer System Engineer Larsen and Toubro Infotech Limited Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $74,856
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Edison, NJ Jul 07, 2015 $74,844
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited San Jose, CA Oct 13, 2016 $74,844
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Atlanta, GA Mar 25, 2015 $68,556
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Houston, TX Apr 20, 2015 $68,556
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Glendale, WI Sep 25, 2015 $68,556
Computer System Engineer Larsen and Toubro Infotech Limited Hartford, CT Jan 09, 2016 $68,544
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Amelia, OH Aug 25, 2015 $68,532
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited New York, NY Sep 11, 2015 $68,532
Computer Systems Engineer Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited Concord, CA Sep 04, 2015 $68,520
Computer Systems Engineer/Architect Tata Consultancy Services Limited Hoboken, NJ Feb 03, 2015 $68,500

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Computer Systems Engineer?

Have you worked as a Computer Systems Engineer? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Computer Systems Engineer.

Top Skills for A Computer Systems Engineer

  1. Computer Hardware
  2. Customer Service
  3. Windows XP
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform laboratory computer hardware testing, setup of data logging equipment to record test results.
  • Recognized for outstanding customer service quality, with numerous customer-support awards and personal commendation from clients.
  • Integrate and install UNIX, NT, and Windows XP and Windows Vista environments/networks; install and setup software and peripherals.
  • Updated ITAM database using Computer System Management Equipment Inventory Action Forms, Requisition/Invoice/Shipping Documents, and Issued/Receipt Documents.
  • Installed, set up, and maintained all types of PCs, servers and network equipment.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Computer Systems Engineers

  1. Virginia
  2. Maryland
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Delaware
  5. Kansas
  6. Nebraska
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Washington
  10. California
  • (7,432 jobs)
  • (4,302 jobs)
  • (1,166 jobs)
  • (239 jobs)
  • (484 jobs)
  • (372 jobs)
  • (564 jobs)
  • (241 jobs)
  • (3,970 jobs)
  • (15,772 jobs)

Computer Systems Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

78.4%

Female

14.6%

Unknown

7.0%
Ethnicity

White

56.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Asian

13.2%

Black or African American

11.2%

Unknown

4.4%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

17.6%

German

11.8%

Carrier

11.8%

Swedish

5.9%

Kurdish

5.9%

Dutch

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

Cheyenne

5.9%

Mandarin

5.9%

Polish

5.9%

Korean

5.9%

Arabic

5.9%

Italian

5.9%
Show More

Computer Systems Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.3%

Community College of the Air Force

6.5%

Strayer University

5.7%

Western Michigan University

5.7%

National University

4.9%

Texas A&M University

4.9%

Colorado Technical University

4.9%

Wayne State University

4.1%

University of Maryland - University College

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.1%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.1%

University of Southern California

4.1%

George Mason University

4.1%

Eastern Michigan University

4.1%

University of Florida

4.1%

San Jose State University

4.1%

More Tech Institute

4.1%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.3%
Show More
Majors

Computer Science

21.2%

Electrical Engineering

13.6%

Business

12.5%

Computer Information Systems

7.6%

Computer Engineering

6.6%

Information Technology

6.6%

Information Systems

4.9%

Computer Networking

3.9%

Systems Engineering

2.7%

Management

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Management Information Systems

2.1%

Project Management

2.1%

Education

1.8%

Computer Engineering Technology

1.8%

Computer Systems Security

1.8%

Computer Applications

1.6%

Physics

1.6%

Computer Technical Support

1.4%

Computer Programming

1.4%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

26.1%

Other

14.3%

Associate

9.7%

Doctorate

2.9%

Certificate

2.7%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Computer Systems Engineer?

Are you working as a Computer Systems Engineer? Help us rate Computer Systems Engineer as a Career.

Top Computer Systems Engineer Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Computer Systems Engineer Employers

Computer Systems Engineer Videos

Day in the Life: Software Engineer

A Day in The Life - Software Engineer

Q&A - Salaries for Computer Jobs [How much $$$ can you make?]

Related to your recently viewed content