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Working As A Technical 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

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Technical 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 Technical 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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Technical Systems Engineer Career Paths

Technical Systems Engineer
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Consultant Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Network Manager
Director, Network Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Systems Analyst Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Network Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Help Desk Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Infrastructure Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Information Security Officer
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Network Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Engineer Test Engineer Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Support Engineer Systems Engineer Information Technology Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Windows System Administrator Senior Network Administrator Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Server Engineer 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Technical Systems Engineer
Consultant 3.6%
Technician 3.1%
Top Careers After Technical Systems Engineer
Consultant 6.1%
Owner 3.4%
Manager 3.3%

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Technical Systems Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

80.0%

Female

11.3%

Unknown

8.8%
Ethnicity

White

58.4%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

10.8%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.8%

French

13.5%

German

6.8%

Russian

6.8%

Arabic

6.8%

Portuguese

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

Dutch

4.1%

Somali

2.7%

Mandarin

2.7%

Carrier

2.7%

Belarusian

1.4%

Estonian

1.4%

Vietnamese

1.4%

Persian

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Braille

1.4%

Cheyenne

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Italian

1.4%
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Technical Systems Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

25.4%

George Washington University

5.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.9%

Western Governors University

4.9%

American InterContinental University

4.5%

Stevens Institute of Technology

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Purdue University

4.1%

Cleveland State University

4.1%

Northeastern University

4.1%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.7%

A-Technical College

3.7%

More Tech Institute

3.7%

Texas A&M University

3.4%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

3.4%

Capella University

3.4%

Brigham Young University

3.0%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

16.6%

Business

13.9%

Electrical Engineering

11.2%

Information Technology

11.2%

Computer Information Systems

9.8%

Information Systems

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Computer Engineering

3.6%

Computer Networking

3.4%

Management Information Systems

3.0%

Management

2.9%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Engineering

2.2%

Project Management

2.0%

Psychology

1.8%

Finance

1.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.5%

General Studies

1.3%

Political Science

1.3%

Mathematics

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.7%

Masters

21.2%

Other

20.1%

Associate

12.7%

Certificate

4.4%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
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$71,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
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Median 50%
$127,000
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Best Paying Company
Mayo Clinic
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Technical Systems Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Technical Systems Engineer in the United States is $95,507 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $71,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $127,000.

Real Technical Systems Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Process Control Technology (PCT) Systems Engineer Belcan Services Group, LP Baytown, TX Jan 06, 2016 $145,850
IT Systems Integration Consultant Dell USA LP Round Rock, TX May 08, 2016 $140,629
IT Systems Engineer Twitter, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 06, 2016 $130,000
IT Systems Consultant-SAP ISU The United Illuminating Company Orange, CT Oct 17, 2016 $127,400 -
$127,910
IT Systems Consultant BB&T Corporation Salt Lake City, UT Feb 15, 2015 $125,000
IT Systems Consultant-SAP ISU The United Illuminating Company Orange, CT Jun 08, 2015 $123,173
IT Systems Analysis Consultant HM Health Solutions Inc. Richardson, TX May 15, 2015 $120,000 -
$125,000
Advisor, IT Systems Caremark, LLC Richardson, TX Aug 31, 2015 $115,794 -
$125,000
Advisor IT Systems (Consumer Directed Healthcare) Caremark, L.L.C. Buffalo Grove, IL May 24, 2016 $115,000
IT Systems Engineer Teampeople LLC Washington, DC Sep 05, 2016 $115,000
Advisor, IT Systems CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Dec 16, 2015 $114,889
Senior IT Operating System Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Jul 11, 2016 $114,691 -
$127,700
Advisor, IT Systems CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Oct 17, 2016 $113,349
Senior IT Operating System Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Plymouth, MN Feb 22, 2016 $100,506 -
$105,055
Senior IT Operating Systems Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Plymouth, MN Feb 06, 2016 $100,506 -
$116,100
IT Systems Analysis Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Jan 05, 2016 $100,506 -
$117,800
Systems Engineer-Technical Advisor Cummins Emission Solutions Inc. Columbus, IN Dec 31, 2015 $100,500 -
$120,900
Systems Engineer-Technical Advisor Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Oct 16, 2016 $100,500 -
$120,900
SR. IT Operating Systems Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA Nov 30, 2015 $100,422 -
$117,900
IT Systems Engineer Progressive Casualty Insurance Company Mayfield, OH Feb 27, 2016 $100,396
Advisor, IT Systems (Rxclaim IT) Caremark, L.L.C. Buffalo Grove, IL Feb 05, 2016 $92,000 -
$95,077
Advisor, IT Systems Caremark, LLC Richardson, TX Jun 27, 2016 $92,000 -
$120,000
IT Systems Analysis Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA May 04, 2015 $91,499 -
$125,800
Advisor, IT Systems Caremark, LLC Scottsdale, AZ Jan 31, 2016 $90,189 -
$134,100
IT System Analysis Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Santa Ana, CA Nov 15, 2015 $89,086 -
$94,086
Senior IT Operating System Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Cleveland, OH Oct 06, 2016 $88,878 -
$108,878
IT Systems Consultant Banner Health Phoenix, AZ Jul 06, 2015 $88,525 -
$106,018
Systems Engineer-Technical Specialist Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Jul 09, 2016 $88,234 -
$99,800

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Top Skills for A Technical Systems Engineer

  1. Windows XP
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Active Directory
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  • Focused on maintaining and servicing systems in a Windows XP Professional and 2000 platform in a Windows Server 2003 environment.
  • Support and lead special projects efforts not limited to infrastructure design and implementation, disaster recovery, integration and legacy migrations.
  • Developed and implemented Active Directory configuration and deployment plan for conversion from NT domain
  • Managed software licensing database, data-mined customer historical licensing, to ensure software entitlement compliance.
  • Created and configured views, stored procedures and scripts for Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Databases for multiple databases and clients.

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