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Systems engineer jobs are IT professionals who ensure the smooth operations of a company’s technology team. Systems engineers create and submit necessary documentation and reports, perform regular maintenance on technology projects, and install new software and hardware. 

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all about systems engineers

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.

what systems engineer jobs entail

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.

average systems engineer salaries

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.

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your day to day tasks

Systems engineer jobs are integral to the creation, testing, implementation, and maintenance of software. Among their duties include:

  • configuring, programming, and processing system networks
  • providing client and server support
  • project organization, documentation, and management
  • planning and performing systems upgrades
  • performing feasibility/cost studies
  • collaborating with clients
  • determining the cause of system failures
  • implementing corrective fixes
  • creating test procedures, reports, and specifications
  • providing support and guidance through all production stages

where you can work

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.

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what you bring to the table

Systems engineers are expected to have a variety of programming, designing, and management skills. Some of the skills you’ll need include:

  • able to design, test, implement and maintain software
  • able to analyze and solve problems
  • clear verbal and written communication skills
  • interpersonal skills
  • customer-oriented
  • able to multitask
  • able to work independently and on a team
  • familiar with ISO-9001 or MBSE methodologies
  • experience with server hardware, linus OS, network setup

training and certifications

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.

where your career is headed

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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latest systems engineer jobs available

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    2019-04-22 St. Catharines, Ontario Permanent

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    2019-04-18 Vancouver, British Columbia Temporary

    Are you an integrator of fun and joy as a way of being and working ... aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously? Are you also able to analyze technology systems and related processes to identify and design improvements? If you have confirmed this is you, then we want YOU on our team! We are ...

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    2019-04-18 Vancouver, British Columbia Temporary

    Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in the Vancouver area as Systems Analyst? Are you also looking to work alongside some amazing and passionate people who lead with courage, communicate with kindness all while achieving great results? This maybe the right System Analyst role for ...

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    2019-04-18 Vancouver, British Columbia Temporary

    Do you lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure? If this bold statement resonates with you, we want you on our team! We are looking to bring a driven DevOps Engineer who is passionate about working on complex yet rewarding integration projects to ...

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