System Engineer Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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System Engineer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

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Example 1

Tasks Our Engineering Consultancy Service focuses on vehicle electrical, electronics and software design, development and integration. We support automotive manufacturers with innovative engineering solutions from vehicle concept through to after sales and diagnostics services. The Senior Systems Engineer, part of the Continental-Ford SIFI team, will be responsible for delivering the current work package along with additional work to support V36x Project. Functional and Systems specification analysis to create sub-system test specifications, Test and validate all module SWs against Ford Requirements Analyse and root cause network issues. Functional and System software testing on test boards and vehicles Generate test reports and identify defects with functional/systems testing. Support the Ford module/system team during vehicle development cycle. Report plans, results and defects in weekly meetings through fault tracking system. Perform system and module integration testing on test board and vehicles. Working with teams in 3 or more time zones, flexibility in working hours. Qualifications Electrical or Electronics Degree. Experience in System/Module integration and validation. Experience in using CAPL scripts for test Automation. Knowledge of Vehicle ECUs functionality. An understanding of vehicle network architecture, including OSEK and Autosar. Ability to write Systems and module level test specification from functional requirement documents. Ability to sign off vehicle and labs cars, fulfilling all requirement of a DVP. Hands-on technical expertise in debugging complex systems. Participate in design reviews, provide input and engineering analysis to development teams Represent the engineering Team with professionalism and integrity when communicating with the Customer, Cross Functional Teams and the entire organization. Knowledge of CAN Tools (Vector CANoe/CANalyser, CAPL, CANape, Exotest CAN Tools) Experience with Diagnostic Engineering Tool What we offer A competitive salary package with annual "Value Sharing Bonus" paid to all employees. A generous contributory pension scheme. Healthcare cash back scheme. 25 Days holiday Employee discounts on Continental tyres and other products. Death in service insurance. Flexible working On-going training and excellent personal development opportunities. Benefits Mitarbeiterrabatt für Unternehmensprodukte Reisekostenzulage Mitarbeiterbeteiligung Altersversorgung Lebensversicherung Unterstützung Kinderbetreuung/Pflege von Angehörigen Mitarbeiterrabatt für lokale Anbieter About us This Business Area Vehicle Networking and Information develops modules and end-to-end systems for connected mobility along the strategic elements “Network. Inform. Integrate.”, [website] hardware, software and services. By providing solutions for networking, human-machine interaction, system integration and high-performance computing for cars, commercial vehicles and fleets, Vehicle Networking and Information ensures functioning networks and a smooth flow of information for connected mobility. Keyfacts Job-ID 184564BR Function Engineering Nice to know Continentals Spezialisten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen treiben den Trend des Automatisierten Fahrens mit aller voran. App. w. professional exp.

Example 2

Our Industry Solutions: Carelink team are currently looking for a Systems Engineer with a range of experience in supporting diverse infrastructures, to be based in our York office. About the Role HCR UK-1994 At Piksel, we design, build and run complex and high-profile Internet and NHS connected platforms. Our Healthcare business specialises in providing network and server infrastructure solutions to the NHS and their private sector partners. We offer varied and exciting opportunities for all our employees. We do things the right way: solid engineering and systems management practice is our passion; applying good practice and standards where appropriate but allowing our architects and clients the room to be creative and innovative with their solutions. About our Benefits In addition to our competitive salary and all the usual benefits (Life assurance, 25-30 days holiday, car parking, cycle to work scheme), we understand that it's the small things that make people feel appreciated, so our benefits package also includes: Excellent Pension Scheme (Standard 4% Employee – 8% Employer). Flexi Hours An additional day off for your birthday Income protection scheme Help@hand Health and Wellbeing service Gym discount at David Lloyd and York Sport Village £1,500 referral scheme Your main duties will include: · Working within a small team to build and support complex server, database and cloud infrastructures in both green and brown field environments, following design documentation and industry best practices. · Collaborating with colleagues to quickly and efficiently expedite the resolution of any issues encountered, doing so in a logical and methodical manner. · Work pro-actively in the management and monitoring of customer environments to prevent issues and outages happening in the first place. · Flexibility in your approach to work and be a team player, where everyone pitches in to get the job done. · Dealing professionally with customers directly. About You You will have strong Linux skills,familiarity with Microsoft platforms and be comfortable working on both platforms. Knowledge and experience of databases such as MySQL, MS SQL, PSQL and Oracle is beneficial. You should be competent with TCP/IP networking and able to perform initial analysis and troubleshooting of networking issues before handing to dedicated network engineers. Experience in supporting multiple tier architectures is useful as we have a wide of range of platforms to support. Knowledge of web hosting platforms such as Apache/IIS will be very useful. You should have experience of scripting tools such as shell scripts, Powershell, Ruby, Bash & Python. You should be familiar with virtualisation platforms, high availability solutions and load balancing, such as VMWare, clustering, VTMs, HAProxy. Experience in supporting hardware such as servers and SAN/NAS devices would be a benefit. Skills in public, private and hybrid clouds would be very useful as we have a diverse infrastructure to support. About Us At the Piksel Group, we have over 20 year's worth of tailored, cross-vertical experience. We've delivered fast, cheap and successful IT modernisation services to clients across the broadcast & media, retail, transport, public sector, faith and healthcare industries. Our subsidiary organisations narrowly focus on solving the challenges of each industry (and every unique business within them), ensuring we implement the best IT services possible to drive profitability, modernisation and business growth. Our teams utilise productised solutions, combinations of shrink wrapped, feature focused modules and bespoke software development, alongside a cloud first approach, backed up by data centres across the world, to deliver the technology solutions our clients require. We discuss, whiteboard and prototype in a truly collaborative approach, working hand in hand with our clients from strategy through to delivery to ensure business goals are achieved. What next? If you think you have the skills and experience for this role, apply now! If you would like more information about this role, please contact our Recruitment Team.

System Engineer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a System Engineer job summary

Our team of motivated and creative people is looking for a system engineer who is excited about meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers. We work with a wide range of businesses, including automobile manufacturers, medical companies and toolmakers, to increase efficiency and uncover hidden costs. In other words, we deal with highly nuanced systems, designing, developing and integrating them from the start of their life cycle to the end. Our systems engineer should have an eye for creating custom solutions and be well-versed in each stage of the systems life cycle. You should have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and at least two years of experience and a proven record of collaboration, as you’ll be working with sales, marketing and customer teams.

System Engineer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.

  • Develop complex, embedded systems that require knowledge of schematic design, product design, electrical architectural models and prototype testing.
  • Think outside of the box to implement innovative and effective solutions.
  • Adapt quickly to obstacles and changing demands.
  • Evaluate systems and make recommendations for improvements and solutions.
  • Talk with customers and understand their needs, communicating the requirements and timeline for their system plan.
  • Work with a team to ensure projects are completed effectively and efficiently.

System Engineer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical engineering
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in system engineering
  • Self-motivated and work well independently
  • In-depth knowledge of data structures and ability to analyse data to solve problems
  • Organisation and multi-tasking skills that strike a balance among validation/verification, requirements analysis, customer interaction and project oversight
  • Flexible and easily adaptable
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