Server Configuration Engineer

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A Server Configuration Engineer uses various tools and processes to configure an organization’s servers correctly. The individual works with an organization’s team members and its clients to trial, test and improve their product strategy.

The engineer may partner with a software team to assist in the development of various kinds of software products. The job involves testing and fixing issues of a product’s software, hardware, and networking.

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Server Configuration Engineer’s job description

The engineer needs to have the ability to create and execute scripts that allow the rapid testing and configuration of IT systems, as well as to provide support for Windows and Linux-based operating systems running on servers.

Candidates frequently work with virtualized systems using technology provided by VMWare (such as the HyperV vCenter and vSphere platforms) and many other virtualization tools.

Included in the responsibilities of the engineers are helping end users by resolving IT related issues, including programming and malfunctioning of systems. They test, oversee, and maintain computer systems and programs as necessary to allow an organization to function efficiently.

Server configuration engineers perform regular configuration and systems audits to ensure that all servers and related hardware and software are functioning effectively. They may be called upon to assist in repairing issues or malfunctions that occur outside of office hours, mainly if a problem with a server causes them.

Additionally, server configuration engineers participate in new site deployments. They design platforms that allow all hardware and software to work together effectively and come up with solutions to implementation challenges.

In some organizations, engineers will be involved in the development of client/server applications, which requires knowledge of web-based application development, multimedia, and object-oriented programming languages.

Future of Server Configuration Engineers

Job opportunities for the network and computer systems administrators are expected to increase 6 percent during the ten-year period of 2016-2026, around the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Educational qualifications and other requirements for Server Configuration Engineers

Server Configuration Engineers typically hold a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science or a related discipline. Experience working with VMWare virtualization systems and VPN implementations is an asset. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, many server configuration managers hold various industry certifications, such as the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

Server Configuration Engineer Salary

The average salary of a Software Configuration Engineer is $79,550 per year in the United States, according to

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