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Working As A Lead Operations 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

  • $77,810

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Operations 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.

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How To Become A Lead Operations 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.

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Lead Operations Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

92.8%

Female

6.4%

Unknown

0.8%
Ethnicity

White

75.3%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.3%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Carrier

30.0%

Russian

20.0%

Bulgarian

10.0%

Ukrainian

10.0%

Uzbek

10.0%

Turkish

10.0%

Czech

10.0%
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Lead Operations Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

George Mason University

11.4%

Arizona State University

6.8%

Delaware County Community College

6.8%

Eastern Michigan University

4.5%

University of Washington

4.5%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

4.5%

Villanova University

4.5%

Robert Morris University

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.5%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

4.5%

Northeastern University

4.5%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

Marymount University

4.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.3%

Flint Hills Technical College

2.3%

Pima Community College

2.3%

College of Lake County

2.3%

Empire State University

2.3%
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Majors

Business

20.9%

Project Management

7.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.5%

Mechanical Engineering

5.5%

Computer Science

5.5%

Heating And Air Conditioning

5.5%

Computer Networking

5.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.5%

Electrical Engineering

5.5%

Industrial Engineering

4.5%

Engineering

4.5%

Computer Information Systems

3.6%

Information Technology

3.6%

Education

3.6%

Management

2.7%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Management Science

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.8%

Parks And Recreation Management

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.3%

Other

33.1%

Masters

16.6%

Associate

7.7%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

3.0%

Doctorate

1.2%

License

0.6%
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Real Lead Operations Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Engineer Production Operations/Optimization Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Houston, TX May 09, 2016 $200,000
Operations Engineering Lead Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA Jun 02, 2012 $159,451
Operations Engineer Program Lead Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 17, 2016 $137,700 -
$168,200
Lead Operations Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Oct 08, 2012 $131,000
Operations Engineer Lead California Independent System Operator Corporation Folsom, CA Sep 29, 2016 $129,300
Lead Web Operations Engineer Home Depot USA, Inc. Austin, TX Feb 02, 2015 $129,150
Lead Engineer, Operations Planning, Widebody Fleet United Airlines, Inc. Chicago, IL Jan 09, 2015 $123,011 -
$130,000
Science Engineering Strategy & Operations Lead Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Apr 14, 2016 $118,394
Storage Operations-Lead Engineer Fair Isaac Corporation San Diego, CA May 12, 2016 $117,499 -
$120,000
Platform Engineering OPS Lead Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 11, 2012 $115,000 -
$135,000
Lead Operations Engineer Freewheel Media, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $114,000
Lead Engineer-OPS United Airlines, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 01, 2015 $109,946
Science Engineering Strategy & Operations Lead Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Mar 03, 2015 $105,666
Lead Analyst, Operations Decision Engineering Directv LLC El Segundo, CA Jan 10, 2016 $105,120
Lead Analyst, Operations Decision Engineering Directv LLC Dallas, TX Oct 11, 2016 $105,120
Lead Operations Engineer Freewheel Media, Inc. New York, NY Feb 05, 2015 $105,000 -
$115,000
Lead Digital Operations Engineer Guthy-Renker LLC Santa Monica, CA Aug 07, 2014 $105,000
Lead Engineer-Operations Planning Continental Airlines, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 01, 2012 $101,743
Lead Transmission Operations Engineer Oge Energy Corporation Oklahoma City, OK Aug 10, 2015 $99,000 -
$131,000
Vave Lead/Engineer-Global Operations Molecular Devices LLC Sunnyvale, CA Jul 26, 2016 $96,429 -
$116,605
Vave Lead/Engineer-Global Operations Molecular Devices LLC Sunnyvale, CA Jul 25, 2013 $95,000
DEV OPS Engineering-Lead Engineer Fair Isaac Corporation Roseville, MN Sep 18, 2015 $93,267 -
$103,000
Lead Engineer-Development Operations Globallogic, Inc. Overland Park, KS Apr 15, 2016 $93,000 -
$123,000
Lead Software Operations Engineer Tresata, Inc. Charlotte, NC Jul 25, 2016 $91,210
Lead Analyst, OPS Decision Engineering Directv, Inc. El Segundo, CA Oct 11, 2010 $90,012
Lead Operations Support Engineer Pario Solutions, Inc. Dallas, TX Jul 06, 2012 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Lead Operations Engineer

LifeSafetySystemsPreventiveMaintenanceFacilityOperationsHvacProceduresContractorsTroubleshootSuperviseServiceScoresBoilersChillersWindowsSLAEmergencyGeneratorsBuildingAutomationSystemsISOMaintenanceStaffNOCIndividualPerformanceTechnicalSupport

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Top Lead Operations Engineer Skills

  1. Life Safety Systems
  2. Preventive Maintenance
  3. Facility Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed and evaluated the Preventive Maintenance Program and identified up to 75% in time savings opportunities.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and supervision skills, helping greatly in the merger of the HVAC/Inst groups.
  • Create workaround procedures when standard procedures have failed and ensure issues are resolved in a timely fashion.
  • Supervised and coordinated tradesmen and outside contractors/vendors on facility projects
  • Performed inspection of system components, preventive maintenance, testing and troubleshooting of modules and circuit cards to the component level.

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