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Systems Engineer

Advance your Cornell career as a systems engineer. Many resources to gain technical skills are free to Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

This article applies to: IT Career Resources by Job Family

The Systems Engineer job profiles can be reviewed on the Cornell Career Navigator site -- look in the Information Technology job family.

Top Ten Technical Skills

The typical Systems Engineer job title at Cornell can include any number or type of applications based on what that unit or department needs. IT directors across campus have identified the following top ten technical skills necessary—for now and for a future career—in systems engineering:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Configuration Management
  3. DevOps
  4. Application and Network Security
  5. Windows Administration
  6. Linux Administration
  7. Docker
  8. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  9. PHP
  10. Python

Courses, Books, and Videos on Skillsoft

Courses, books, and videos on Skillsoft are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students.

Courses on

Courses and videos on are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students.


Industry Certifications

Cornell IT managers and IT staff recommend these certifications to advance your IT career. Certifications in subjects like Linux, AWS or DevOps demonstrate commitment to learning the details of this field.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification

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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 1:35pm

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