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.

Operation System Engineer Overview

This job has expired and is no longer available.
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!

Working As an Operation System 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

  • $103,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Operation System 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 An Operation System 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 an Operation System Engineer?

Send To A Friend

Operation System Engineer Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Operation System Engineer Career Paths

Operation System Engineer
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Consultant Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Consultant Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Network Administrator Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Sales Engineer Senior Sales Representative
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Senior Engineer Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Operations Engineer Senior System Administrator
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Senior Project Manager Director Of Technology And Services
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Operations Engineer Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Operations Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Engineer Senior Network Engineer Information Security Officer
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Operations Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Average Length of Employment
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Server Engineer 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Operation System Engineer
Internship 4.2%
Consultant 3.1%
Top Careers After Operation System Engineer
Consultant 4.4%
Manager 3.0%

Do you work as an Operation System Engineer?

Average Yearly Salary
$103,000
Show Salaries
$82,000
Min 10%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Median 50%
$129,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
eBay
Highest Paying City
Laurel, MD
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does an Operation System Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Operation System Engineer in the United States is $103,208 per year or $50 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $82,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $129,000.

Real Operation System Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 21, 2016 $152,640 -
$172,640
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 02, 2016 $151,200 -
$171,200
Senior Service Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 22, 2016 $148,026 -
$168,026
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 02, 2016 $145,000 -
$165,000
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Dec 01, 2016 $142,385 -
$162,385
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 02, 2016 $141,383 -
$161,383
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $139,823 -
$159,823
Senior Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $139,545 -
$159,545
Software Engineer II-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $137,280 -
$157,280
Engineer, Grid Operations Systems Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 20, 2015 $135,000 -
$160,000
Software Engineer II-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 22, 2016 $133,000 -
$153,000
Program Manager 2-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Nov 01, 2016 $131,430 -
$151,430
Program Manager II-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 15, 2016 $130,434 -
$150,434
IT Operations Center Systems Engineer Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 08, 2015 $130,000
Software Engineer II-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 15, 2016 $120,704 -
$140,704
Software Engineer II-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 22, 2015 $120,704 -
$140,704
Software Engineer 2-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 26, 2016 $119,400 -
$139,400
Software Engineer 2-Operating Systems Engr Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 03, 2016 $119,306 -
$139,306
Software Engineer 2-Operating Systems ENG GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $119,074 -
$139,074
Software Engineer 2-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $118,862 -
$138,862
Software Engineer II-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 21, 2016 $118,700 -
$138,700
Program Manager II-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Dec 01, 2016 $118,596 -
$138,596
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 02, 2016 $112,212 -
$132,212
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 28, 2016 $111,900 -
$131,900
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Mar 18, 2016 $111,900 -
$131,900
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 02, 2016 $111,900 -
$131,900
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 26, 2016 $111,700 -
$131,700
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engr GRP or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 20, 2016 $111,348 -
$131,348
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 26, 2016 $111,240 -
$131,240
Software Engineer-Operating Systems Engineer Group or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Mar 02, 2016 $110,800 -
$130,800

No Results

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

See More Salaries

Top Skills for An Operation System Engineer

  1. Hardware Issues
  2. Windows XP
  3. Test Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Escort vendors on property to maintain specific hardware issues per our storage team staff members.
  • Used RDP and SSH access to assist in support of Windows XP/2003/2000 server issues.
  • Facilitated meetings with engineering personnel regarding details and implications of test procedures.
  • Served as Minneapolis Desktop Support Team Lead providing representation in Cross-Team change control meetings to insure coordinated execution of infrastructure changes.
  • Experience with Vmware administration Provide a point of 2nd level escalation in support of over 300 users.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Operation System Engineers

  1. Maryland
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Washington
  4. New Hampshire
  5. District of Columbia
  6. North Carolina
  7. New Jersey
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Virginia
  10. California
  • (2,316 jobs)
  • (1,460 jobs)
  • (1,220 jobs)
  • (348 jobs)
  • (770 jobs)
  • (1,145 jobs)
  • (1,049 jobs)
  • (114 jobs)
  • (4,094 jobs)
  • (7,117 jobs)

Operation System Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

75.9%

Female

13.3%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

57.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.6%

Asian

13.0%

Black or African American

10.8%

Unknown

4.9%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

34.3%

French

17.1%

Russian

8.6%

Chinese

5.7%

German

5.7%

Italian

5.7%

Portuguese

2.9%

Vietnamese

2.9%

Greek

2.9%

Japanese

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Cheyenne

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Albanian

2.9%
Show More

Operation System Engineer Education

Schools

Northeastern University

11.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

7.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

7.0%

Pennsylvania State University

6.4%

University of Phoenix

6.4%

Drexel University

5.8%

Stevens Institute of Technology

5.3%

Arizona State University

4.7%

Missouri University of Science and Technology

4.7%

George Washington University

4.7%

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

4.7%

Purdue University

4.7%

Iowa State University

4.1%

Wentworth Institute of Technology

3.5%

University of Texas at Austin

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%

Wayne State University

2.9%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

2.9%

Cornell University

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%
Show More
Majors

Electrical Engineering

15.7%

Computer Science

13.5%

Mechanical Engineering

11.8%

Business

10.7%

Computer Information Systems

6.9%

Information Technology

4.9%

Computer Engineering

4.1%

Aerospace Engineering

3.7%

Systems Engineering

3.6%

Engineering

3.4%

Industrial Engineering

3.0%

Management Information Systems

2.4%

Computer Networking

2.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.2%

Biomedical Engineering

2.2%

Chemical Engineering

2.2%

Management

2.1%

Information Systems

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

Economics

1.5%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

50.7%

Masters

25.0%

Other

13.3%

Associate

5.4%

Certificate

3.2%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Operation System Engineer Employers

Jobs From Top Operation System Engineer Employers

Operation System Engineer Videos

Day in the Life: Software Engineer

Knowledge is Power. Consider a Career as a Power (Operating) Engineer.

Day in the Life: Satellite Operations Engineer

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content

Updated May 19, 2020