Network Engineers are responsible for planning, designing, and implementing computer networks, such as LAN or WAN systems, intranets, and extranets. The complexity of each network will vary based on the organization, but the basics of the job requirements are the same. Network Engineers (or Network Architects) must be able to analyze the current need for a new or updated network, then create a plan that includes the most up-to-date technology, along with the appropriate wiring and hardware infrastructure for the specific location. Once the plan is finished, engineers are then responsible for setting up and configuring the various devices and equipment, such as switches and routers, that make up the functional parts of the network. After the network is up and running, the Engineers are responsible for keeping the network updated, secure, and working properly.
Systems Engineers translate technical requirements into an overall system design, with a goal of providing the most efficient and cost-effective system for the organization. The role of a Systems Engineer is similar to that of a Network Engineer, but different enough to generally create a need for both positions within a company. Systems Engineers are responsible for designing, installing, configuring, operating, and maintaining any systems hardware, software, or related infrastructure within an organization. They must also stay up-to-date on technology through research and recommend new processes for overall system administration.
NorthShore Resources understands an organization’s need for great System and Network Engineers. We have consultants who are highly knowledgeable within each area, providing a wide range of skills and abilities based on the needs of our clients. We work with consultants who are trained and certified in some of the most common engineering systems, including: