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Systems engineers are chiefly responsible for the maintenance and installation of IT and computer systems, in addition to creating, testing and implementing new software and products. They may also play a role in supporting the company’s team at large, solving any technology-related issues they may have.
Systems engineer jobs generally have standard 9 to 5 hours and work from Monday to Friday. Systems engineers almost exclusively work onsite in an office with the IT team. They typically report to a senior IT official such as a director, manager, or senior engineer.
Systems engineer jobs are well paying in all major Canadian cities. Whether you are a new hire, or an experienced engineer who has been with the company for years, systems engineers can expect to be paid a respectable salary. Starting salaries on average are approximate $64,000 per year, although can be as low as $57,000 depending on experience and location. More experienced and senior engineers can expect to earn, on average, $116,400 per year.
Systems engineer jobs are integral to the creation, testing, implementation, and maintenance of software. Among their duties include:
Systems engineer jobs are in demand across Canada, especially in cities with developing technologies sectors. Toronto, Montreal, and other major cities have industries that are especially in need of systems engineers. Some companies searching for systems engineers include software development companies, 3D imaging technology developers, and holdings companies.
Systems engineers are expected to have a variety of programming, designing, and management skills. Some of the skills you’ll need include:
Systems engineers are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering or computer science, or a comparable technical degree. Between 3 and 5 years of experience with professional engineering is typically expected for systems engineering roles. Certification with MBSE or similar methodologies will also make you stand out while applying.
Systems engineers are an important component of any technologies team, and they can expect to find work in any major Canadian city. While on the job, you can further your skills, learning new business methodologies and technical skills, and taking a leading role with technologies projects. Dedication and developing your skills could eventually lead you to taking a senior engineer or management role.
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