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System Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent System Engineer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Your Name
System Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2016 - Present
Senior System Engineer
Engineered a comprehensive hybrid integration solution that unified Linux and Windows operations; reduced configuration errors by 35%
Implemented Systems Engineering principles to automate 20+ routine maintenance tasks through PowerShell, increasing team efficiency by 50%
Championed the migration to Office 365 for 2,000+ users globally, enhancing inter-department collaboration and efficiency.
Led efforts in data center consolidation, retiring 30% of infrastructure, resulting in cost saving of $100K annually.
Reduced system downtime by 40% by re-engineering the backup and recovery process incorporating VMWare vSphere.
Microsoft January 2014 - February 2016
System Engineer
Managed critical ITIL-based IT services through stringent monitoring, resulting in 99.9% availability.
Collaborated on cloud computing integrative projects, accelerated cloud transition by 60%
Successfully led cross-functional team to upgrade Microsoft Exchange, improving email system performance by 50%.
IBM June 2011 - December 2013
Junior System Engineer
Implemented Active Directory strategies, reducing user access issues by 30%.
Assisted with key Virtualization projects, contributing to 15% improved system performance.
Supported Windows Server and VMWare ESXi administration, preserving 99% uptime.
Resume Worded University March 2013
Master of Science in Information Systems
Specialization in Network Security and Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Technology
Selected for the Dean's List in 2010
Attained distinction in the final project - 'Automated System Monitoring Tool'
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOS
Programming Languages: Python, Java, C#, PHP, Shell Script
Tools & Software: Docker, Jenkins, GIT, JIRA, Ansible, Puppet, New Relic
Cloud Platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cloud Certified Professional (CCP)
Awards: Received 'Employee of the Year' award at Microsoft in 2015
Professional Associations: Active member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM)
Volunteer Work: Volunteered at Coding for Kids, an initiative to teach coding to underprivileged children.
Your Name
Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2015 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Revitalized the networking infrastructure through deployment of advanced Systems Engineering logistics, boosting network speed by 38%
Minimized network downtime by 25% through proactive system administration and maintenance
Incorporated leading-edge networking standards, delivering resilient and highly available network infrastructure
Leveraged Virtualization technologies to optimize network resource usage and increased data center's operational efficiency by 20%
Implemented IT Service Management processes to streamline issue resolution, reducing mean time to repair by 40%.
Cisco Systems August 2012 - March 2015
Network Administrator
Maintained seamless operation of networking services with 98% uptime, managing a network of 500+ devices.
Designed and implemented robust networking solutions using Windows Server and Linux-based systems.
Participated in integration projects of cloud computing into existing systems, achieving 30% cost savings yearly.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2019
Master of Science in Network Operations
Courses: Advanced Network Infrastructure, Network Security
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering
Emphasis in Network Management and Data Communication
Secured A Grade in Senior Design Project – Network Security
Networking Skills: Layer 3 Switching, Layer 2 Switching, Pod to Fabric, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, IPSLA
Security: Firewalls (Cisco ASA, NetScreen), VPN, Security audits, SSL/IPSec, Network security
Solutions and Systems: Cisco Systems, Juniper Network, IBM, Microsoft, Linux OS, F5 load balancer
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Professional Membership: Member, Association of Networking Professionals
Awards: Recognized by Cisco Systems for exemplary problem-solving and customer service skills (2014)
Training: Attended Network Security Workshop, Cisco Live, 2020
Your Name
IT Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
Senior IT Administrator
Devised a comprehensive Active Directory scheme for Office 365, streamlining access management.
Employed advanced Systems Engineering methodologies for Hyper-V management, boosting server efficiency by 20%
Coordinated the planning and execution of a complete VMWare ESXi system upgrade, reinforcing data center’s reliability and resilience.
Exploited PowerShell automation to streamline IT processes, saving more than 10 hours of manual work per week.
Oversaw the integration of IT Service Management into the existing system, reducing IT incident resolution time by 30%.
Apple Inc. June 2013 - April 2017
IT Administrator
Managed a complex IT environment with Windows Server and Linux systems, achieving an uptime of 99.8%
Assisted in the transformation of data center operations, contributing to a 25% increase in operational efficiency.
Leveraged Windows and VMWare vSphere expertise in key IT projects, reducing server sprawl by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2016
Certified in Information Systems Management
Certification Program included advanced IT administration strategies, project management, and cybersecurity
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Information Technology
Specialized in Database Management Systems and Network Security
Awards: Recipient of the Zero To Hero Scholarship (only 2 awarded in department)
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android
Programming Languages: Java, Python, C++, SQL, Shell Scripting, Ruby
Network and Server Management: LAN/WAN Networking, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, FTP
Security Softwares: Firewalls, Anti-virus solutions, Intrusion detection systems, Virtual Private Networks
Certifications: CompTIA A+ Certification, CCNA Routing and Switching
Professional Development: Regularly attend tech conferences and webinars including Apple WWDC, Black Hat and DEFCON
Volunteering: Provided computer literacy training to disadvantaged youth in community
Your Name
Linux System Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Linux System Engineer
Revolutionized infrastructure by standardizing on Red Hat Linux, achieving a stability increase of 60%.
Innovated the company's server setup with the deployment of Ansible, streamlining system administration tasks and boosting efficiency by 25%.
Constructed a dynamic virtual environment using VMware, enhancing server capacity tenfold and enabling granularity in resource allocation.
Harnessed the power of Puppet to manage servers efficiently, which reduced the time spent on troubleshooting by 35%.
Implemented Apache for the web server, facilitating a massive surge in traffic handling capability, achieving a reduction in page load time by 40%.
IBM June 2016 - December 2019
Linux System Administrator
Executed seamless migration of systems from Debian to CentOS, enhancing system performance by 30%.
Administered Domain Name System (DNS), reducing downtime by 20% due to the effective management of resource records.
Strategically utilized Nagios for continuous monitoring of systems, leading to faster response time for issues and increased system uptime by 15%.
Employed Shell Scripting to automate routine tasks, resulting in saving 10 hours per week for the team.
Increased security and data isolation by implementing Docker Products, reducing the risk of security threats by 20%.
Dell Technologies January 2014 - May 2016
Linux System Technician
Leveraged Bash scripting to automate mundane tasks, enhancing overall team efficiency by 20%.
Participated in designing scalable servers using AWS, leading to a 25% decrease in resource provisioning time.
Initiated the transition from Unix to Linux operation systems, resulting in a 15% increase in system speed.
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2019
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - Expert Level
Completed certification alongside work responsibilities at IBM.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Masters in Computer Science
Specialization in Operating Systems and Server architecture
Dissertation on 'Optimization of High-End Server Applications in Linux'
Linux Distros: CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora
Networking Tools: Cisco NX-OS, Dell Networking X-Series, HP Comware 7, MikroTik RouterOS
Scripting & Programming: Python (Expert), Shell Scripting (Expert), Perl (Proficient), Php (Proficient)
Server & Cloud Services: Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Docker, AWS, DevOps, Openshift
Certifications: Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-2) Certification (2016), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) (2014)
Projects: Open Source Contribution - Contributed to the Fedora project, focusing on server optimization
Awards: Tech Pinnacle Award at IBM for outstanding work in Linux Systems Administration (2018)
Conferences & Workshops: Regular attendee at Linux Foundation Events, Open Source Summit (2016, 2018, 2019), DockerCon (2019)
Your Name
Systems Operations Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2019 - Present
Senior Systems Operations Engineer
Implemented advanced level of virtualization using VMware, minimizing physical server hardware requirements by 40%.
Redesigned DevOps flow using Ansible, leading to an increase in code deployment speed by 35%.
Developed centralized logging using Amazon Web Services (AWS), which resulted in a 50% reduction in debugging time.
Transitioned from physical to scalable servers, which helped increase hardware utilization from 40% to 70%.
Incorporated Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) across the infrastructure, resulting in a 30% increase in server efficiency. June 2015 - September 2019
Systems Operations Specialist
Managed over 200 Linux servers across development, staging, and production environments.
Led the shift from semi-automated to full-automated configuration management using Puppet, simplifying server management and reducing errors by 20%.
Developed intricate Bash scripts to automate routine administrative tasks, saving over 250 hours annually.
Boosted system performance by 20% by effectively managing Domain Name System (DNS).
Microsoft April 2012 - May 2015
IT Support Technician
Implemented the transition from Unix to Linux systems within various customer environments.
Supported the scripting and execution of virtualization protocols, leading to 15% efficiency in server utilization.
Applied knowledge of Apache in configuring HTTP servers, thereby increasing site reliability by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2015
Master of Science - Information Technology Management
Specialized in Systems Operations and Network Security
Resume Worded University April 2012
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Electives: Data Structures, Algorithms, Network Programming, Cloud Computing
Achievements: Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Programming & Scripting: Python, Java, Shell scripting, PowerShell, Ruby
Operating Systems & Servers: Windows, Linux, VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, VPN, Firewall, LAN/WAN Technology
Database & Cloud Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, AWS, Azure, GCP
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Projects: Designed a robust disaster recovery solution for, reducing downtime by 40%
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer IT Support for Local Community Center, mentoring in computer literacy programs
Continuous Learning: Completed courses in Machine Learning, Network Security, and Data Engineering on Coursera
Your Name
IT Infrastructure Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist
Devised blueprints and drove the implementation of a massive shift from Debian to RHEL, resulting in a 30% increase in processing speed.
Pioneered an automation-first approach with Bash scripting for administration tasks, saving an average of 10 hours per week for the team.
Implemented VMWare for virtualization, achieving an increase in overall network resource efficiency by 40%.
Conducted comprehensive management of DNS records, reducing system downtime by 20%.
Managed Docker technical products across the infrastructure, increasing system reliability by 15%. May 2014 - February 2018
IT Infrastructure Engineer
Proactively monitored and maintained systems using Nagios, improving system uptime by 15%.
Ensured organization-wide implementation of CentOS, boosting system performance by 20%.
Designed and maintained scripts using Shell Scripting, leading to a streamlining of administrative tasks and time savings of 8 hours per week.
Google January 2011 - April 2014
IT Support Analyst
Transitioned operating systems from Unix to Linux, leading to improvement in system efficiency by 10%.
Worked significantly on the virtualization of servers, which optimized hardware utilization by 20%.
Aided in managing Apache web servers, which increased web server speed by 15%.
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2014
Master of Science - Computer and Network Engineering
Specialization in Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minors in Mathematics & Network Systems
Awards: Resume Worded Scholar (Top 5%); President, Cybersecurity Club
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2019, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), VMware ESXi, Microsoft Azure
Network and Security: Firewalls (Cisco ASA, Fortinet), VPN, LAN/WAN, VLAN, DNS, DHCP, NAT
Hardware: Cisco Routers/Switches, HP Servers, Dell EMC Storage, Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Scripting & Others: Python, PowerShell, WireShark, Nagios, Puppet, Splunk, Git
Certifications: Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) (2020), VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Member, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) (2017 - Present), Volunteer IT Consultant, Local Non-Profit Organization (2016 - 2018)
Projects: Built a Home Lab for Testing and Learning New Hardware/Software Technologies, Member of the Disaster Recovery Plan Implementation Team at
Publications: Authored series of online articles on 'Emerging Trends in IT Infrastructure'
Your Name
Enterprise Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Enterprise Engineer
Devised a robust disaster recovery plan, minimizing downtime by 80% and ensuring business continuity during unforeseen events.
Redesigned the integration of enterprise software, improving the system speed by 30% and enhancing data center efficiency.
Instituted an advanced server virtualization strategy using VMware, resulting in annual savings of $200k due to hardware reductions.
Championed the transition to Cloud Computing, reducing operational costs by 20% while improving the scalability of business operations.
Leveraged technical knowledge to provide high-level support, slashing system troubleshooting time by 40%.
Microsoft September 2018 - December 2020
Senior System Administrator
Successfully standardized Windows Server installations across global offices, leading to a 25% improvement in system performance.
Devised and executed a fault-tolerant active directory design that enhanced security and reduced helpdesk requests by 18%.
Delivered profound expertise in pre-sales initiatives, resulting in direct sales growth of 15% quarter on quarter. June 2015 - August 2018
Network Engineer
Spearheaded the design and implementation of scalable networking solutions, boosting system reliability by 35%.
Managed a cross-functional team to establish a SaaS-based project management tool, improving productivity across the organization by 22%.
Provided core technical support to a team of 30, reducing average issue resolution time by 45%.
Resume Worded Institute April 2021
Certified Network Defender (CND)
Certification focusing on creating network administrators who are trained to protect, detect, and respond to the threats on the network.
Resume Worded University May 2018
Master of Science - Computer Networks
Emphasis on network design and management, network security and data communications
Thesis: 'Efficiency of Different Firewall Technologies in Enterprise Networks'
Networking Knowledge: TCP/IP, Ethernet, VPN, LAN, WAN, Network Protocols and Management, Wireless Networking
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, Microsoft Active Directory
Software & Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, VMware, Hyper-V
Programming & Scripting: Python, Powershell, Ruby, Bash scripting
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Projects: Designed and implemented a secure network for a startup involving use of firewalls, VPNs and IDS/IPS
Publications: Co-authored research paper on 'Advancements in Network Security' in IEEE Network Magazine, 2017
Volunteering: Mentor, CodeFirst:Girls - Tutored young women in network fundamentals and Python programming
Your Name
Network Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Network Engineer
Led a critical 18-month project to revamp corporate network infrastructure improving overall efficiency by 58%
Successfully incorporated advanced Virtualization practices, boosting server performance by 30%
Integrated robust security measures, reducing instances of system breaches by 85% over two years
Managed the transition to Cloud Computing, resulting in the reduction of annual IT expenditure by 25%
Developed and implemented a disaster recovery plan that ensured 100% data recoverability
Techtronix August 2016 - February 2019
Pre-Sales Engineer
Coordinated with the sales team in solution selling of enterprise software, raising the company's annual sales by 20%
Conducted extensive technical demonstrations for clients, leading to a 35% increase in customer acquisition
Played a crucial role in the establishment of a new SaaS product line, contributing to a 15% growth in revenue April 2013 - July 2016
Systems Administrator
Led the maintenance and administration of Windows Server environments, enhancing the system stability by 40%
Implemented efficient troubleshooting techniques, reducing system downtime by 60%
Streamlined Active Directory processes, improving user management efficiency by 25%
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2013
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Specialized in Computer Networks
Thesis: 'Optimizing Network Security in Corporations'
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Winner, Best Innovation in Networking, Technothon 2008
Networking Platforms: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Arista EOS, Pfsense, AWS VPC
Networking Protocols: RIP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPN, IPv6, STP, RPC, IPSEC, DHCP, DNS, NAT, VOIP
Network Analysis Tools: Wireshark, tcpdump, Nmap, OpenVAS, Nessus, SolarWinds
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Unix, Linux, MacOS
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP)
Professional Affiliations: Member, Network Professional Association (NPA), IEEE Computer Society
Volunteering: Pro-bono network setup for local community school, 2020
Projects: Led Project Spectrum: An initiative to overhaul legacy network systems at Techtronix, 2017
Your Name
Senior System Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2020 - Present
Senior System Administrator
Spearheaded the adoption of Cloud Computing across the organization, achieving $500k savings in infrastructure costs
Developed a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy, ensuring 100% data retention and minimizing data recovery time
Innovated the deployment of enterprise software, increasing productivity by 28%
Leveraged VMware Infrastructure to enhance server performance, resulting in a 50% reduction in hardware costs
Implemented Active Directory solutions, strengthening the organization's security profile and reducing access issues by 80%
IBM January 2017 - June 2020
IT Consultant
Designed and deployed large-scale Data Center projects, improving server speed and efficiency by 32%
Played a pivotal role in pre-sales activities, leading to $1M in revenue turnover
Implemented robust system administration processes, enhancing uptime by 45% May 2014 - December 2016
Network Analyst
Revamped network infrastructure, resulting in a 25% increase in performance
Provided expert technical support, reducing issue resolution time by 60%
Improved network security by implementing stringent protocols, reducing system breaches by 50%
Resume Worded University June 2015
Master of Science in Information Systems Technology
Specialized in network security and cloud computing
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minors in Mathematics and Network Administration
Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), Mac OS X
Cloud Services: AWS (EC2, RDS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
DevOps Tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
Networking: TCP/IP, VPN, Firewall, Load Balancer, DNS, DHCP, CDN
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Projects: Implemented a cloud-based backup system for critical company data
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at local coding bootcamp, helping students to navigate the IT landscape
Continuing Education: Attending regular tech meetups and participating in online courses on Udemy and Pluralsight to stay abreast of latest industry trends

How do I add skills to a System Engineer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the System Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Powershell, Systems Engineering and Active Directory are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Microsoft Exchange and ITIL.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Virtualization, VMware and Windows Server - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Storage, IT Service Management and Hyper-V - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your DevOps accomplishments.

System Engineer hiring managers want to see evidence of where you managed the operations and infrastructure of a system in production. In your resume's bullet points, include DevOps tools and software you used.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for System Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, System Engineer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for System Engineer Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on System Engineer job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a System Engineer resume?

Some popular System Engineer hard skills are Windows Server, Virtualization, Active Directory, VMware, Systems Engineering, Microsoft Exchange, ITIL and Powershell.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Cloud Computing, Hyper-V, Storage, IT Service Management and Storage Area Network (SAN) can also be good to include on your resume.

What are the differences in resume skills between a Linux System Engineer and a System Engineering Manager?

If you are writing a Linux System Engineer resume, try to emphasize skills like Red Hat Linux, Ansible, Linux System Administration, Linux, Bash, CentOS, VMware and Apache.

Similarly, if you are writing a System Engineering Manager resume, emphasize skills like Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Integration, Requirements Management, System Architecture, Systems Design, Testing and Earned Value Management.

What are good resume skills to include for different System Engineer roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Power System Engineer: Power Systems, Electrical Engineering, SKM PowerTools, Power Distribution and ETAP
  • Mechanical System Engineer: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management and Aerospace Engineering
  • Application System Engineer: Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Requirements Analysis, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Software Development
  • Network System Engineer: VMware, Windows Server, Firewalls, Linux and Cisco Systems Products
  • Information Technology System Engineer: Active Directory, Virtualization, System Administration, Microsoft Exchange and Networking

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