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Working As An Engineering Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $88,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineering Specialist Do

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Network architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Duties

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization’s best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization’s chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

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How To Become An Engineering Specialist

Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.

Education

Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.

Advancement

Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Engineering Specialist Career Paths

Engineering Specialist
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineering Technician Senior Designer Senior Design Engineer
Design Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering And Operations Director
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Marketing Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Electrical Engineer Engineer Production Engineer
Production Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Marketing Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Quality Manager Manufacturing Manager
Manufacturing Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Digital Marketing Specialist
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Member, Technical Staff Radio Frequency Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Owner Director Director Of Strategy
Director Of Digital Strategy
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Marketing Manager Social Media Manager
Digital Marketing Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Social Media Manager Web Manager
Ecommerce Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Specialist Digital Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Specialist Digital Marketing Specialist Online Marketing Manager
Search Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Test Manager Integration Manager
Director Of Systems Integration
12 Yearsyrs
Online Marketing Manager Interactive Marketing Manager
Ecommerce Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consultant Regional Sales Manager Business Development Sales Manager
General Manager Of Business Development
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Engineer 3.3 years
Specialist 2.6 years
Web Specialist 2.3 years
SEM Specialist 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Engineering Specialist
Engineer 8.0%
Internship 6.3%
Manager 3.6%
Consultant 3.1%
Technician 2.9%
Top Careers After Engineering Specialist
Engineer 7.7%
Consultant 5.7%
Owner 5.6%
Manager 4.1%
Specialist 3.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$88,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$121,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BP America
Highest Paying City
Folsom, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does an Engineering Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Engineering Specialist in the United States is $89,004 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $121,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Real Engineering Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Completions Engineering Specialist EOG Resources, Inc. Mar 03, 2015 $195,603
Completions Engineering Specialist EOG Resources, Inc. Jun 30, 2016 $183,600
Completions Engineering Specialist EOG Resources, Inc. Jun 30, 2015 $180,000
Engineering Specialist STV Incorporated Jan 12, 2015 $165,006
Geomechanics Engineer/Ppfg Specialist BP America Inc. Jan 22, 2015 $156,800
Engineering Specialist Manager I Yokogawa Corporation of America Oct 17, 2016 $150,665
Engineer Specialist Citigroup Technology, Inc. Jun 08, 2015 $150,000
Engineer Specialist Citigroup Technology, Inc. Aug 22, 2016 $150,000
Re-Engineering Specialist Apple Inc. May 31, 2016 $140,000 -
$151,300
Engineering Specialist Technip USA, Inc. Aug 15, 2016 $136,698
Engineering Specialist Activision Publishing Inc. Apr 19, 2016 $135,000
Engineering Specialist V Weatherford International, LLC Aug 03, 2016 $131,023 -
$141,023
Engineer Specialist, BI Enterprise Architecture Citigroup Technology, Inc. Jul 11, 2016 $130,000
Enterprise System Development Engineering Specialist Valero Energy Corporation Sep 25, 2015 $103,491
Enterprise System Development Engineering Specialist Valero Energy Corporation Sep 25, 2015 $102,939
Business Process Engineering Specialist Siemens Energy, Inc. Feb 28, 2016 $102,804
Engineering Specialist-Development Altair Engineering, Inc. Mar 22, 2016 $101,774
Engineering Specialist Altair Engineering, Inc. Sep 08, 2015 $101,328
Engineering Specialist Caterpillar Inc. Aug 23, 2015 $100,896
Specialist Engineer, Engineering Globallogic, Inc. Nov 25, 2016 $100,610 -
$120,000
Specialist Engineer Globallogic, Inc. Jul 10, 2016 $100,000 -
$130,000
Engineering Specialist Intecsea, Inc. Aug 18, 2016 $89,606
CCE Electrical Engineering Specialist Schlumberger Technology Corporation Jul 29, 2016 $89,149 -
$100,510
Engineering Specialist Operations, Coatings BRP Us Inc. Dec 12, 2016 $88,774 -
$102,000
Engineering Specialist Operations, Coatings BRP Us Inc. Nov 23, 2016 $88,774 -
$102,000
Engineering Specialist Operations, Coatings BRP Us Inc. Nov 18, 2016 $88,774 -
$102,000
Process Engineering Specialist III CB&I Inc. Oct 09, 2016 $88,407 -
$114,929
Broadcast Engineering Specialist HBO Latin America Production Services, L.C. May 01, 2016 $88,358

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Top Skills for An Engineering Specialist

  1. Client Websites
  2. Engineering Support
  3. Test Procedures
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  • Developed subsystem level performance requirements, conceptual designs, Man/Machine interface studies, lab test equipment requirements and acceptance/qualification/flight test procedures.
  • Streamlined analysis of Google Analytics to produce accurate revenue-related reports in less time.
  • Performed detailed analysis of client websites to identify problem areas related to natural search engine optimization and make corrections where necessary.

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Engineering Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

73.4%

Female

20.8%

Unknown

5.8%
Ethnicity

White

59.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Asian

10.8%

Black or African American

10.5%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.9%

French

12.8%

Russian

6.1%

Carrier

5.6%

German

5.1%

Chinese

3.6%

Portuguese

3.1%

Hindi

2.0%

Italian

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Swedish

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Romanian

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Urdu

1.5%

Korean

1.0%

Cantonese

1.0%

Japanese

1.0%

Telugu

0.5%

Sindhi

0.5%
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Engineering Specialist Education

Schools

Texas A&M University

7.7%

Full Sail University

6.6%

University of Houston

6.6%

University of Texas at Austin

6.3%

Community College of the Air Force

6.3%

Utah Valley University

5.6%

Brigham Young University

5.2%

Arizona State University

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

5.2%

Purdue University

5.2%

University of Washington

4.9%

University of South Florida

4.2%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.2%

University of Central Florida

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.8%

University of Florida

3.8%

San Jose State University

3.8%

Florida State University

3.8%

Wayne State University

3.5%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.5%
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Majors

Business

16.8%

Mechanical Engineering

13.5%

Electrical Engineering

13.1%

Marketing

6.7%

Computer Science

6.3%

Civil Engineering

5.3%

Engineering

4.8%

Management

4.1%

Chemical Engineering

3.9%

Communication

3.6%

Information Technology

3.4%

Drafting And Design

2.5%

English

2.4%

Industrial Engineering

2.4%

Project Management

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Journalism

1.8%

Industrial Technology

1.7%

Writing

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.8%

Masters

20.8%

Associate

12.9%

Certificate

5.5%

High School Diploma

4.2%

Doctorate

3.3%

Diploma

2.3%

License

0.2%
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