on 20 Nov 2018 12:15 PM
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The field of Systems Engineering is one of the most valued and best paid in the workplace. It is a profession that is becoming more and more indispensable for life, due to the need to automate our daily tasks to make them more precise, efficient and reliable.  Systems Engineering is fundamental for the technology used in the areas of health, economy, biology and communication, among others.

Many people think that Systems Engineers are only computer programmers, however, this field includes many specialties that can appeal to all kinds of tastes and abilities.  A student who majors in this field can find the specialty that fits his or her personality and abilities and develop his or her unique capabilities in that area of specialization.  In fact, it is important that students specialize in one of the different branches that the field offers, since the world is increasingly competitive and an adequate specialization increases the possibility of finding good job opportunities.  Regardless of the specialty chosen, its field of application will be wide.

 Here are some of the branches you can choose to work in after finishing your university preparation:

SYSTEM ENGINEERING SPECIALTIES

  • Software Developers: Many students of Systems Engineering are very good with mathematics, algorithms, programming and are lovers of complex challenges and problems. This kind of person tends to be a good developer as he or she will be able to deal with the challenges of designing, developing and maintaining software platforms.
  • Quality Control (QA): This is a good option for people who are sensitive to fine details, even meticulous, but who also sense the broad picture and the user impact of an application, because they will ensure that an application is a high quality product that meets customer requirements and expectations.
  • Database Administrators:  This is perfect for people with analytical skills to handle large amounts of data and information, as well as interpretation of systems at the data level. These engineers ensure the integrity, performance of databases and consistency of valuable data.
  • Project Managers: This position is perfect for those who have excellent communication skills, and are very orderly and skillful with interpersonal relationships. These engineers have to know in detail the skills of each member of the team, in order to maximize the productivity of the entire team. In addition, they always must ensure a balance between costs, production, speed, time and quality.
  • Software Architects: These are people who have reached a level of knowledge so broad that they can define the technologies that will be used, standards, processes and the backbone for other developers to execute in accordance with their vision.
  • UX Design: This combines creativity and design to translate customer requirements into intuitive and user-friendly flows and interfaces.
  • DevOps: These engineers are responsible for interacting with team members to improve technological flexibility, engineering tools, application stability and performance.
  • IT & Networks: To specialize in this area, you must be good at planning, have a proactive approach and have the ability to prevent future problems in a wide range of technologies. It is fundamental to have good communication with the users, to keep up-to-date with the new technological trends and to be able to adapt to change.

The above-mentioned specializations are mostly for technology companies that specialize in Corporate Software Development. The fields of Systems Engineering and Computer Science are much broader and there are many other specialties that you can explore, such as: Information Management, Communication Networks, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Systems Administration (CRM, CMS) and Computer Security, among others.

We hope this article has been useful to expand your knowledge about this exciting profession. We would love to know your opinion and experience in the field of Systems Engineering. Write to: blog@assuresoft.com