Systems Engineer Job Description

Systems Engineer Job Description

May 16th, 2019

Systems Engineers are responsible for designing and setting up an organization's networked computing infrastructure, ensuring that the system runs smoothly and efficiently, and resolving any technical issues that may arise.

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Systems Engineer Job Description Template

We are a growing company looking for an efficient Systems Engineer to help us expand our computing infrastructure. The Systems Engineer's responsibilities include working with a team of IT specialists to design, set up and maintain a network of computers, including hardware, software, and system architecture.

To be successful in this position, the Systems Engineer should be a highly motivated, results-driven individual who can create the perfect solution for our organization's higher-level needs. The best candidate will also be an excellent listener and communicator, with the ability to explain why their solutions are the best fit for us.

Systems Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the development and installation of new networking and computing infrastructures.
  • Selecting the best possible solutions using knowledge of a wide range of available technologies.
  • Monitoring systems in the existing network to ensure there are no productivity set-backs.
  • Installing and configuring operating systems and application software.
  • Implementing best practices for system security and data backups.
  • Anticipating potential issues or bottlenecks and identifying possible solutions.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving all technical issues when they arise.
  • Communicating effectively with IT support staff to ensure the setup process runs smoothly.
  • Liaising with vendors and keeping relevant stakeholders up to date with developments.

Systems Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field (Master's preferred).
  • Proven track record of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting UNIX-based systems.
  • Experience creating scripts (e.g. using Perl, Ruby, Python) and setting up software for automation.
  • Exceptional knowledge of networking technologies (OSI network layers, TCP/IP).
  • Familiarity with administration, performance tuning, and system monitoring.
  • Good communication skills (written, verbal, and face-to-face).

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