Career memes of the week: systems engineer

22 Apr 2014350 Views

This week’s career memes pay cheeky tribute to systems engineers, those professionals responsible for the integration of elements such as software, mechanics and electronics into a coherent and effective system.

In other words, systems engineers are responsible for the planning and engineering of the infrastructure of an organisation's systems. This includes the design and implementation of hardware and software, monitoring the systems' performance, and dealing with tools and processes to manage risks on projects.

The work of systems engineers can overlap with other engineering disciplines, such as control engineering, electrical engineering, and industrial engineering, and in areas such as project management.

Systems engineers typically possess a bachelor's degree in a specialised area, such as communications or transportation. They should also have strong analytical, leadership, communication, and decision-making skills, particularly the ability to make difficult decisions.

In Ireland, a systems engineer (computer networking/IT), can expect to earn an average annual salary of €36,518, according to PayScale.com.

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Systems engineer meme

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones. She left the company in April 2015 in order to return to her native Canada.

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