Systems engineering managers are responsible for working with other management personnel to move new technologies and features from conceptual stages to implementation. These managers must be independent and knowledgeable to troubleshoot issues and implement new methods of increasing productivity and efficiency, and problem-solving skills are also important for success.
Systems engineering managers must be able to lead teams of employees under their direct supervision and work well with upper management and managers from other departments, and time-management and organizational skills are necessary for this position. They should also have a basic understanding of general office software applications to prepare and deliver reports as needed, and they must be able to meet deadlines on a regular basis.
Those in this position must be creative and able to communicate their ideas to co-workers and management, and prior supervisory experience is usually necessary for this position. A bachelor’s degree in engineering may also be required, and some employers may require a master's degree.
Systems Engineering Manager Tasks
Oversee the planning, design and implementation of system engineering projects.
Develop and implement technical solutions and strategies.
Lead a team of systems engineers, including management of development needs and resource planning.