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Working As A Senior Infrastructure 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

  • $102,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Infrastructure 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 Senior Infrastructure 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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Senior Infrastructure Engineer Career Paths

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Manager Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manager Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer Senior Project Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Engineering Manager Senior Project Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Warehouse Manager Material Manager
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Support Manager Help Desk Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Solutions Architect Network Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Solutions Architect Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Network Manager Information Technology Operations Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Network Manager Infrastructure Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Information Systems Manager Technical Support Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Operations Director Director, Technical Operations
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Operations Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Senior Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Server Engineer 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Server 5.8%
Consultant 4.3%
Engineer 2.8%
Manager 2.5%
Cashier 2.5%
Internship 2.1%
Top Careers After Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Server 10.1%
Consultant 4.3%
Manager 4.1%
Internship 3.5%
Cashier 2.9%
Bartender 2.7%

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Average Yearly Salary
$102,000
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$80,000
Min 10%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Senior Infrastructure Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the United States is $102,599 per year or $49 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $80,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $131,000.

Real Senior Infrastructure Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Hadoop Infrastructure Engineer Bloomberg, LP New York, NY May 12, 2016 $265,000
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Tower Research Capital LLC New York, NY Sep 03, 2015 $200,000
Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer Hedgeserv Corporation New York, NY Oct 24, 2016 $200,000
SR. Infrastructure Security Engineer Templar Shield, Inc. San Diego, CA Apr 13, 2015 $200,000
Senior Game Server Engineer N3Twork, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 13, 2015 $190,000
Senior Game Server Engineer N3Twork, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 15, 2016 $190,000
SR. Maps Search Infrastructure Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Dec 10, 2015 $180,000 -
$200,000
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Synack, Inc. Redwood City, CA Dec 15, 2016 $169,950
SR. Infrastructure Engineer Synack, Inc. Redwood City, CA Mar 05, 2015 $165,000
SR. Maps Search Infrastructure Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 11, 2015 $165,000 -
$185,000
Senior Server Engineer Voxer, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2016 $160,000
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure/Systems KCG Americas LLC Jersey City, NJ Oct 15, 2015 $160,000
Senior Server Engineer, Vmware Equinix, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 17, 2016 $117,645
Senior Infrastructure Engineer American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Phoenix, AZ May 25, 2015 $117,500
Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer Udemy, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 23, 2015 $117,229 -
$150,000
SR. Engineer, Applications Infrastructure Multiplan, Inc. Bedford, MA Jul 18, 2016 $116,920
Senior Server/Ops Engineer McGraw-Hill Global Education, LLC East Windsor, NJ Apr 04, 2016 $116,000 -
$126,000
Senior Enterprise Java Server Software Engineer Gemalto, Inc. Austin, TX Oct 11, 2015 $114,650
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Onstar Corporation Detroit, MI Aug 27, 2015 $114,000
Senior Infrastructure Engineer American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Mar 10, 2016 $111,881
Infrastructure Engineer Senior Specialist Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company Windsor, CT Sep 30, 2015 $96,426
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Ca, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jul 18, 2015 $96,390
Senior Infrastructure(Devops) Engineer Innocore Solutions, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Mar 07, 2016 $96,000
Senior SQL Server Database Engineer Innocore Solutions, Inc. Irving, TX Mar 02, 2015 $96,000
Senior Infrastructure(Devops) Engineer Innocore Solutions, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Jul 03, 2016 $96,000
Infrastructure Engineer Senior Specialist Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company Windsor, CT Nov 16, 2015 $96,000
Senior Microsoft SQL Server Database Engineer West Publishing Corporation Eagan, MN Jun 29, 2015 $95,000
Senior Infrastructure Engineer Saks Incorporated New York, NY Apr 18, 2016 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  1. Customer Service
  2. Active Directory
  3. Backup
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed excellent communication, customer service and motivational skills as both a server and training assistant in a high-volume restaurant chain
  • Monitor, administer and manage security over 70 servers and deliver patch management & network security in an Active Directory environment.
  • Provide data backup, archive and disaster recovery, network administration and data management support for a leading bedding manufacturer.
  • Worked with improving the performance on SQL, TSQL and SSRS procedures and provided the recommendation on server related tuning issues.
  • Sound familiarity with Windows 2000 and Windows XP at the user level, including user and application installation.

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  2. Maryland
  3. New York
  4. Virginia
  5. Massachusetts
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Washington
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Senior Infrastructure Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

67.0%

Female

23.7%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

10.8%

Unknown

4.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.4%

French

14.5%

Mandarin

6.6%

Chinese

6.6%

Russian

3.9%

Korean

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Hebrew

2.6%

Serbian

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Dutch

1.3%

Indonesian

1.3%

Cayuga

1.3%

Bosnian

1.3%

Lithuanian

1.3%

Filipino

1.3%

Braille

1.3%

Carrier

1.3%

Javanese

1.3%
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Senior Infrastructure Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.2%

University of Maryland - University College

5.8%

University of Central Florida

5.8%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.3%

George Mason University

4.9%

Northeastern University

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.4%

Texas A&M University

4.4%

Strayer University

4.0%

Arizona State University

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

4.0%

Georgia State University

4.0%

The Academy

4.0%

University of North Texas

3.5%

Temple University

3.5%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.5%

Western Governors University

3.5%

University of South Florida

3.1%

University of California - Berkeley

3.1%

Montgomery College

3.1%
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Majors

Computer Science

19.9%

Business

16.5%

Electrical Engineering

8.1%

Information Technology

7.8%

Computer Information Systems

7.0%

Psychology

4.8%

Computer Engineering

3.8%

Communication

3.6%

Computer Networking

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.2%

Finance

3.0%

Management

2.7%

English

2.3%

Information Systems

2.3%

Management Information Systems

2.2%

Marketing

2.0%

Biology

1.9%

Accounting

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Engineering

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.5%

Other

21.0%

Masters

16.5%

Associate

10.7%

Certificate

2.5%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

1.2%

License

0.2%
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