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Working As A Senior Systems Support 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 Systems Support 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 Systems Support 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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Average Length of Employment
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Top Careers Before Senior Systems Support Engineer
Technician 2.8%
Engineer 2.2%
Top Careers After Senior Systems Support Engineer
Consultant 6.4%
Manager 4.4%
Owner 3.2%

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Senior Systems Support Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

82.7%

Female

10.3%

Unknown

7.0%
Ethnicity

White

55.3%

Asian

13.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

11.8%

Unknown

5.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

20.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Cantonese

10.0%

Mandarin

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Portuguese

5.0%

Vietnamese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Romanian

5.0%

French

5.0%

Cheyenne

5.0%

Russian

5.0%

Italian

5.0%
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Senior Systems Support Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.9%

Strayer University

9.5%

New York University

6.8%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.8%

University of Maryland - University College

5.4%

North Carolina State University

5.4%

Regis University

5.4%

Northeastern University

5.4%

Wayne State University

4.1%

Oregon Institute of Technology

4.1%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

4.1%

Purdue University

4.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.1%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.1%

University of Connecticut

2.7%

TESST College of Technology - Alexandria

2.7%

University of Alabama

2.7%

University of the District of Columbia

2.7%

Western Governors University

2.7%

Cardinal Stritch University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

17.7%

Computer Science

16.2%

Electrical Engineering

14.4%

Computer Information Systems

7.9%

Information Technology

5.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Computer Engineering

4.3%

Management

3.6%

Information Systems

3.6%

Management Information Systems

2.9%

Mechanical Engineering

2.9%

Computer Networking

2.5%

Finance

2.2%

Engineering

1.8%

Computer Technical Support

1.8%

Industrial Technology

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Project Management

1.4%

Computer Systems Security

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.7%

Masters

20.5%

Other

20.2%

Associate

8.6%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

1.9%

Doctorate

1.6%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$81,000
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%
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Median 50%
$128,000
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Best Paying Company
CyberSource
Highest Paying City
Campbell, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a Senior Systems Support Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Systems Support Engineer in the United States is $102,459 per year or $49 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $81,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $128,000.

Real Senior Systems Support Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Systems Engineer/Dsp Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Santa Clara, CA Nov 03, 2014 $123,673 -
$133,000
SR. Systems Support Engineer Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC Rockville, MD Jul 21, 2016 $110,630
Senior Systems Support Engineer Thomson Reuters Markets LLC Rockville, MD Nov 12, 2015 $108,000
Senior Systems Engineer/Dsp Qualcomm Technologies Inc. San Diego, CA Feb 03, 2015 $107,515 -
$124,700
Customer Support Engineer/Senior System Engineer Nokia Siemens Networks Us LLC Irving, TX Aug 23, 2012 $107,245
Customer Support Engineer/Senior System Engineer Nokia Siemens Networks Us LLC Irving, TX Aug 23, 2012 $105,593
SR. System Support Engineer Tango Networks, Inc. Frisco, TX Aug 22, 2016 $105,000
Senior System Support Engineer Sentinel Technologies Inc. Downers Grove, IL Apr 15, 2013 $105,000 -
$115,000
Senior Systems Engineer/Dsp Core Design Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Austin, TX Oct 20, 2016 $101,567 -
$130,700
Senior System Support Engineer Sentinel Technologies, Inc. Downers Grove, IL Apr 14, 2016 $100,000 -
$125,000
Senior System Support Engineer Sentinel Technologies, Inc. Downers Grove, IL Jan 28, 2016 $96,000 -
$115,000
Senior System Support Engineer, Network Engineer Sentinel Technologies, Inc. Downers Grove, IL Feb 25, 2013 $95,000 -
$130,000
SR. Systems Support Engineer/Scientist Illumina Hayward, CA Jun 25, 2014 $93,642 -
$113,642
IT Support/Senior System Support Engineer L.J. Gonzer Associates Yorktown Heights, NY May 06, 2013 $93,600
SR. Systems Support Engineer/Scientist Illumina Hayward, CA Jul 29, 2016 $92,581 -
$115,000
Senior Systems Engineer, Production Support Mastercard International Incorporated OFallon, MO Jul 29, 2016 $89,066 -
$170,000
Senior Systems Support Engineer Sansay, Inc. San Diego, CA Oct 01, 2013 $88,800
Senior Systems Support Engineer Gtech Corporation Austin, TX Nov 02, 2012 $87,734
Senior Systems Engineer, Production Support Mastercard International Incorporated OFallon, MO Jul 06, 2015 $85,000
Systems Support Engineer, Senior Lead Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Apr 30, 2015 $85,000 -
$115,000
Senior Systems Engineer-Support Syniverse Technologies Lansdale, PA Sep 23, 2014 $82,400
Senior Systems Support Engineer Gtech Corporation, Inc. Austin, TX Nov 02, 2009 $81,005
SR. Saas and Systems Support Engineer 24/7 Customer, Inc. Campbell, CA Nov 05, 2012 $80,870
Senior System Engineer-Support Syniverse Technologies Lansdale, PA Sep 21, 2012 $80,000
Senior Systems Support Engineer National Medical Care, Inc., A Fresenius Medical C Lexington, MA Sep 25, 2010 $79,061 -
$88,760

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Top Skills for A Senior Systems Support Engineer

  1. Windows XP
  2. Computer Hardware
  3. Technical Support
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  • Led the successful migration of all client workstations from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro.
  • Provided technical support to Federal government agencies (200+ worldwide), developing operational solutions and opportunities for future product investments.
  • Maintained solar weather and time coefficient databases as well as updated satellite vehicle maneuver databases.
  • Designed infrastructure monitoring tools that incorporated both in-house and third-party tools to best maintain server and software stability.
  • Designed security guidelines and policies to address audit findings, implemented security configurations in UNIX environment.

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