A system integration engineer is responsible for the development and testing of control systems for engines using digital electronics and communications. They evaluate and test engine calibrations with software for real-time embedded systems using model-based software development tools. They analyze and validate all calibrations. System integration engineers must possess strong leadership skills and be a self-starter.
System integration engineers prepare and support design reviews. They also conduct and support trade studies. It is important for them to be able to lead and coordinate meetings with their teams. It is important for the system integration engineer to be able to troubleshoot and resolve any system issues. It is important for them to understand control systems, sub-systems, and component requirements of all systems. They need to be on top of verification and validation planning, as well as compliance assessment and reporting. They must manage all documentation, change control, and traceability.
Most system integration engineers will work during regular business hours. However, during peak times and when working close to a deadline, some may be required to work nights, holidays, and weekends.
A system integration engineer must possess a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. However, some companies may require a master’s degree as well. Many companies prefer outside experience with an embedded controls systems, electronics engineer, or related position.
System Integration Engineer Tasks
- Document and create visual representations of systems and their inputs and outputs.
- Optimize maintenance and deployments to ensure integrated functioning.
- Integrate diverse systems, networks, and servers to achieve overall aims.
- Troubleshoot and debug system issues to increase performance and quality of data.