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The Basic Role of System Engineers

Systems engineers are one of the top demanding professionals who design computer and information systems for different organizations. Ranging from big public companies to corporate business houses and non-profit establishments to major networking house everywhere, employers need system engineer to meet their in-house need or client services. Depending upon the profession profile system engineers are also termed as Information Systems Engineers, Networking Engineers or Computer Systems Architects and so on. 

Knowledgeable, experienced system engineers like Sassan Kimiavi ensure the reliability; functionality and security of computer system framework that embraces hardware and software part as well as networks, designed and maintained by them. With the advancement of technological means and techniques, it is not mandatory for system engineers to follow one specific method in order to design computer plus networking system, however in general, all qualified system engineers employ the most advanced or latest technologies to design an enterprise information system framework. In professional terms from concept making or planning to system design and its implementation is called as the system design life cycle. 

Understanding the Need

Understanding as well as analysis of the system functionalities required by an employer is the foremost job of a system engineer. Accordingly, he determines about its capacity, security issues, the kind of networking system required i.e. whether the employer or client needs support of local area network or wide area networking system base and so on. This are typically decided through a discussion session. Subsequently, a system engineer is expected to prepare documentation in order to estimate cost as well as timeframe for designing and implementation of the system. 


Systems engineers initiate the process by creation of a logical system pattern design. For this purpose, as they are following object oriented designs supported by flowcharts, they also take help of different software to find out the most suitable system design for a client or employer. Once the logical designing part is over, process of physical design begins. This phase includes installation of hardware as per configuration, networking tools and software applications.  The configuration part depends upon the amount of functionalities, its processing speed as well as storage requirements. Professional system engineers like Sassan Kimiavi analyzes and makes provision for necessary backup facilities, security systems, data retrieval procedures and all.


Following the proposed system framework is designed; systems engineers typically work with the other technicians for the installation process. Whereas numerous system engineers supervise and guide the team for performing the implementation process, many get engaged with the entire process. After installation and completion of the system, system engineers evaluate system performance and then offer training to the system users. 

Monitoring/ Troubleshooting

As the system begins its operation and start functioning, it’s significant for engineers to monitor and find out different errors or issues that may occur during operation. In their role, they perform as the leadership and provide necessary guidance to the team for effective maintenance of system environment, with necessary troubleshooting. However for large-scale problems, they undertake responsibility for troubleshooting while the team coordinates with a system engineer.