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What a systems engineer do?

Systems engineers are among the most in-demand professionals on the market. This demand has been increasing over the years. However, with the emergence of COVID-19 and new ways of working, specialists in careers related to information technology, such as systems engineering, prevailed over all others due to their ability to develop new technologies and improve information systems.
The role of systems engineers is not limited to the business sector. In fact, these professionals were responsible for providing the necessary support so that education did not have to slow down or fall behind on a global level. For this reason, systems engineers are considered a valuable element for the well-being of society in general.
If you want to learn more about this career, from UIE we invite you to read this article. Here you will find relevant information about systems engineering, which will help you decide if this is the ideal career for you.

What is a systems engineer?

To understand what a systems engineer is, it is first essential to make it clear that systems engineering is a branch of engineering that is related to information technologies and systems. And a professional in this career is capable of achieving efficient management of computer systems, thanks to their knowledge of the theoretical bases and methodologies for design, implementation, analysis, control, processing, operation , decision making and search for system security.
This is how these professionals canunderstand any existing system and provide solutions to optimize them.

What are the functions of a systems engineer?

The functions that a systems engineer can perform depend on the area in which they work. Some of them are the following:

Analysis of data

It consists of the thorough examination of data in a system with the objective of identifying patterns and trends to be able to make decisions with greater precision. To achieve this, the systems engineer has to differentiate what data is useful and what data is not.

software development

This job opportunity consists of the creation of programs, applications or tools that facilitate business or organizational activities. To that end, a systems engineer can use artificial intelligence, search engines, data collection, among others. Examples include operating systems, such as Android, iOS, and Windows, that you work with every day.

Security of the information

It consists of the creation of secure codes for the protection of relevant data. Thus, a specialist in this field is able to detect and prevent access by unauthorized users to a specific system. A systems engineer can be dedicated, for example, to the management of the virtual private network a>(VPN) of a company.

IT consultant

A systems engineer can also provide advice to organizations regarding different problems and opportunities in the use of computer systems.

Technological support

The professional in this career can diagnose, locate the root of the problem and provide solutions regarding the software and hardware of a technological device. Likewise, he can offer periodic maintenance services to his clients, either in person or remotely.

In which sectors is there the most demand for systems engineers?

Today there are many sectors with high demand for systems engineers. Here are some of them:

  • Biomedicine
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Information
  • Transport

As if that were not enough, it is estimated that jobs for these professionals will increase by 21% in the next 10 years, according to a article from Zippia, the website specialized in job recruitment.

What skills does a good systems engineer need?

To be a good systems engineer, 4 skills are required:

  • Skill in computer systems: The essence of the career is programming, so it is essential that you acquire this knowledge and be passionate about computers.
  • Mathematical skills: Mathematics is the basis for program development.
  • Creativity: To find solutions you need to develop your abstract thinking and be creative. During the race, you will have many practical exercises to achieve this goal.
  • Ability to concentrate: It is necessary that the student of this career be prepared for many hours of study.

As you have seen in this article, there are many areas in which a systems engineer can work. This is because, in a world where digitalization is present on the agenda of companies, the skills of these specialists are increasingly in demand.

At UIE we understand the value of computer systems for society and organizations. For this reason, we invite you to be part of the Intelligent Systems Engineering that combines subjects related toEngineering, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Artificial Intelligence and Business.

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