What does an IT Engineer do?

IT engineers are responsible for the installment and maintenance of both a company's computer systems and its computing systems. They work as part of the IT team and utilize computers and telecommunications to control, gather, and store information, and are called upon to use their technical knowledge to solve the company’s technological challenges that arise.

IT engineers meet with the company’s IT managers to discuss system needs and help troubleshoot any network and software issues experienced by employees. They are called upon to train the company staff on newly-implemented or installed hardware and software systems and fix the software, hardware, and network issues at the company. They respond to and address IT issues and general IT-related concerns or requests. To ensure the company’s software security remains intact, IT engineers typically run monthly reports to gather security information and provide these reports to the IT manager. IT engineers need a bachelor’s degree in IT engineering or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for IT Engineer jobs?
  • Implement program in all disciplines for the purpose of conforming to district and state curriculum and/or instructional objectives.
  • Preparation of literature reviews and other analytical work as requested.
  • Participate in the estimation and planning of iterative/agile releases.
  • Help to evaluate vendor products to make recommendations for purchase.
  • Attend regular customer and team department meetings as scheduled.
  • Track project timelines, budgets, and resource needs.
  • Consult with other Developers, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts and project managers.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor junior level programmers in programming and program coding.
  • Troubleshoot, and devise solutions to complex operational problems within the capacity and operation.
  • Oversee every aspect of assigned primetime series on network, cable and streaming services.
  • Provide feedback to management when timeline or resourcing constraints develop.
  • May act as a technical lead on projects as assigned.
  • Effectively communicate priorities and work direction to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget.
  • Ensure effective handoff to operations team for ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job functions.
What are the typical qualifications for IT Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, engineering or information systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Vista and Active Directory programs.
  • Fluent in a variety of programming languages, software, and systems.
  • Experience with web technologies.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • A natural problem solver.
  • Experience with scripting.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

IT Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$86,370 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$56K
Median: $86K
$131K
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IT Engineer Career Path

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L2
Information Technology Engineer
$86,370/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
51%
5 - 7
20%
8+
22%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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IT Engineer Insights

Read what IT Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Winman Software IndiaWinman Software India
Senior Programmer
14 May 2021

“related processes are streamlined and there is no pressure for speedy completion of work and no late”

ICFICF
Senior ServiceNow Developer
10 Aug 2021

“technical consultant work means clients highly dictate your work experience and likely is 'okay' to "this sucks"”

Sails Software SolutionsSails Software Solutions
Associate Developer
4 Aug 2021

“Nothing is good about this company.Lots of work for minimum pay is the only pro.”

YSquare TechnologyYSquare Technology
Associate Developer
20 Oct 2021

“I joined as a fresher and learned many innovative ideas which leads my career and profession too good.”

InfosysInfosys
Associate Developer
3 Apr 2022

“Not a lot of opportunities to progress in your career if you want to remain in technical domain”

Srijan TechnologiesSrijan Technologies
Senior Drupal Developer
17 May 2021

“Only if you were good to "Managers" then you were given better compensation.”

Apsidata solutionsApsidata solutions
Survey Programmer
15 May 2020

“Sometimes stretching working hours/ working on weekends these two cons till now otherwise everything is perfect.”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
IT Engineer II
23 Mar 2021

“My supervisor was superb in a sense that he train you well to perform your daily tasks.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an IT Engineer

When working as an IT Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are VB, Operating Systems, Windows Server, Database and ColdFusion.

The most similar professions to IT Engineer are:
  • It Consultant
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Information Technology Manager
  • It

The most common qualifications to become an IT Engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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