System engineers (System Engineers) are responsible for the analysis of the customer requirements, architecture and design of complex integrated systems. In addition, they also oversee and implement concepts that have been developed. Another part of the task is the technical documentation.
The systems engineer ensures the reliability and further development of the company's hardware and software.
Together with the operation teams, he creates an inventory of all computer systems in the company and determines a strategy for further development. He must also ensure that the workstations are functional and implement tools that make the work of the company's employees easier. He also pays constant attention to the company's hardware and software.
System engineers play a central role in the company. You plan, install and configure the IT infrastructures (servers, workstations, storage systems, telecommunication systems and networks) and maintain them after successful implementation.
With these tasks, system engineers have become a critical success factor for companies. They make a significant contribution to the smooth running of business processes. Correspondingly, the problem-free functioning of all systems from the operating system to databases to the network structure is paramount.
A systems engineer needs to have precise knowledge of the company's systems, hardware and software, but above all he needs interpersonal skills as a project manager in order to coordinate the technical teams. Subsequently, he can also carry out tasks of putting together technician teams.
Study and further qualification
There are numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses for engineers and graduates from other disciplines who work as systems engineers or want to work in the future. The university-internal institute for scientific further education (casc - campus advanced studies center) of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, for example, offers a part-time further education in the field of systems engineering. Systems thinking and a holistic way of thinking and seeing are in the foreground. Current and prospective system engineers learn to structure, analyze, specify, develop and adapt complex systems with their various requirements over the entire system life cycle. In addition to the Master's degree in Systems Engineering (M.Sc.), there is also the option of taking individual modules as part of the module course and completing them with a university certificate. The offer is aimed at civilian specialists and executives from industry and economy, in the public service as well as members of the armed forces and retired temporary officers and soldiers. The training includes face-to-face and distance learning phases.