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Working As A Lead 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

  • $111,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead 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.

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How To Become A Lead 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.

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Lead Systems Engineer Career Paths

Lead Systems Engineer
Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Director Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Product Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager, Systems Engineering Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager Engineering Manager
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager, Systems Engineering Information Technology Manager Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Manager, Systems Engineering
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Network Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Network Manager Information Technology Operations Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead System Analyst Senior Systems Engineer Network Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Lead System Analyst Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Technical Manager Technical Support Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead System Analyst Senior Systems Engineer Senior Technical Consultant
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Lead Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Technical Director Director, Technical Operations
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Top Careers Before Lead Systems Engineer
Consultant 3.6%
Engineer 3.0%
Top Careers After Lead Systems Engineer
Consultant 5.1%
Manager 3.4%
Engineer 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$111,000
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$85,000
Min 10%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$145,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Foster City, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Lead Systems Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Systems Engineer in the United States is $111,516 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $85,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $145,000.

Real Lead Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Systems Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Mar 29, 2019 $144,872 -
$168,000
Lead Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Apr 26, 2013 $131,498 -
$136,000
Lead Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Apr 26, 2016 $130,688 -
$160,000
Lead Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Apr 15, 2016 $130,688 -
$160,000
Lead Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 02, 2016 $130,229 -
$160,000
Smts-Systems Engineering (Lead Systems Consultant) Verizon Data Services LLC Ashburn, VA Mar 23, 2018 $128,297
Smts-Systems Engineering (Lead System Consultant) Verizon Data Services LLC Ashburn, VA Apr 09, 2018 $126,361
Lead Systems Engineer Cybersource Corporation Ashburn, VA Apr 15, 2013 $120,300 -
$136,000
Lead Systems Engineer Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Jun 17, 2013 $120,300 -
$136,000
Lead Systems Consultant-Software Engineer Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 31, 2013 $96,434
Lead System Consultant-Sofware Engineering Verizon Data Services LLC Ashburn, VA Mar 29, 2011 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Lead Systems Engineer

  1. Windows XP
  2. Engineering Support
  3. Infrastructure
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  • Provided software administration, installation and maintenance for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 daily.
  • Provided detailed system engineering support to Carrier Aircraft compliance to functional and performance requirements.
  • Accomplished responsibility to configure, administer and support new infrastructure solutions on Microsoft platforms to meet enterprise level requirements.
  • Updated the System Requirements Document, Software Requirements Document, System Validation Test Requirements, and Hardware/Software Integration Test Procedures.
  • Integrated Agile project management software and infrastructure development methodology with technology acquisition requirements and architecture processes.

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  5. District of Columbia
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Lead Systems Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

80.0%

Female

12.3%

Unknown

7.7%
Ethnicity

White

56.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Asian

12.6%

Black or African American

11.8%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.7%

French

9.5%

German

6.8%

Mandarin

5.4%

Korean

5.4%

Carrier

5.4%

Italian

5.4%

Portuguese

5.4%

Japanese

5.4%

Cheyenne

4.1%

Russian

2.7%

Chinese

2.7%

Arabic

2.7%

Vietnamese

1.4%

Sanskrit

1.4%

Ukrainian

1.4%

Norwegian

1.4%

Hebrew

1.4%

Greek

1.4%

Burmese

1.4%
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Lead Systems Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.9%

George Washington University

8.2%

Johns Hopkins University

7.4%

Strayer University

5.9%

Stevens Institute of Technology

5.3%

University of Southern California

5.3%

University of Maryland - University College

4.7%

George Mason University

4.7%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

4.5%

Purdue University

4.3%

Colorado Technical University

4.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.1%

Webster University

3.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

University of Central Florida

3.5%

Drexel University

3.5%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.3%

Arizona State University

3.1%

University of Florida

2.9%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

15.6%

Computer Science

13.9%

Business

12.8%

Mechanical Engineering

8.2%

Computer Information Systems

7.5%

Information Technology

5.4%

Systems Engineering

5.0%

Computer Engineering

4.3%

Management

4.1%

Information Systems

2.8%

Engineering

2.7%

Aerospace Engineering

2.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.4%

Management Information Systems

2.4%

Physics

2.0%

Project Management

1.9%

Finance

1.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.7%

Computer Networking

1.6%

Mathematics

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.0%

Masters

36.5%

Other

12.0%

Associate

5.3%

Doctorate

3.6%

Certificate

3.0%

Diploma

0.7%
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