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Sample systems engineer job description

[Company X] is known for innovative technologies that solve problems for a wide range of industries, and we need a new problem-solver to take the reins. We’re seeking a highly skilled systems engineer who has the business knowledge and technical expertise to implement strategies, evaluate products, and build upon an infrastructure that supports the changing needs of our customers. In this role, the systems engineer will design, develop, and integrate complex work systems for every stage of a lifecycle. The ideal candidate will be able to reliably deliver mission-critical infrastructure with an eye toward accessibility, optimization, and security.

Objectives of this role

  • Manage and monitor all infrastructure and systems installations, including configuration, testing, and maintenance
  • Implement and maintain strategies for backup, security, and redundancy
  • Identify potential issues and implement solutions proactively
  • Craft custom scripts that reduce the need for human interaction
  • Enable faster and smarter business processes and develop meaningful analytics
  • Engage regularly with upper management, providing reports on project status, activities, and achievements


  • Communicate with stakeholders to identify what they want to accomplish with a system
  • Use expert-level administration and optimization of hosts and servers to ensure high degree of availability and appropriate resource management
  • Standardize and automate processes using scripting technology
  • Install and configure operating systems, software, and hardware components, and leverage IT staff for routine tasks by clearly documenting design, maintenance, and support procedures
  • Test software routinely for bugs, redundancies, and security issues
  • Conduct high-level root-cause analysis of service interruptions and establish preventive measures

Required skills and qualifications

  • Experience with or knowledge of programming languages and operating systems, current equipment and technologies, enterprise backup and recovery procedures, system performance-monitoring tools, active directories, virtualization, HTTP traffic, content delivery, and caching
  • Experience in project management, application design and integration, and cloud computing (specifically Microsoft Azure)
  • Expertise in creating, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
  • Knowledge of Git or other version-control software

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in technology or computer science
  • Professional certification