Aerospace Systems Networking Engineer

A systems networking engineer’s job is often based wherever there is a client-server requirement.  Networking engineers in avionics industry take care of network needs and also see that the networks are functioning 100% of the time.   Networking engineers can find job opportunities in airports, aircraft manufacturers, satellite companies, and other aerospace companies and may also be expected to take up projects at various on-site locations and will involve a lot of travel.

Though networking is a support side job, systems networking engineer can be assigned for in-house projects also. This job encumbers a lot of responsibilities. The rise in demand and production of aircraft has led to the opening of many careers and job opportunities in the air lines  and aerospace industry.

Most of the aerospace businesses are global in nature and they depend greatly on networks for the success of their business. A networking engineer can join global organizations and build an extremely successful career. To become a successful networking engineer, one should have technical background in electronics along with computer networking knowledge.


To be considered for this job, candidates should be a bachelor of engineering in systems engineering, computer science or electrical/electronic engineering. Graduate in software engineering are also eligible. One of these specializations is a must to get an entry level job in aerospace industry. The desired candidate should also have additional knowledge in all the networking topographies like LAN, WAN, WLAN, VOIP, PABX and similar communication networks.

Candidates should have done all the courses required by the industry and should meet the aerospace industry expectations.  Often, students get campus placements and are employed into startup and reputed companies. Many students also start their projects with reputed companies and eventually join the company as a trainee.

Several options are available while taking up a professional networking course. Studying networks may seem difficult for many, but if they like wiring and designing topographies, then one should opt for this course. There are few considerations while choosing a career in networking like aptitude and scope of career. Usually, in the networking field, companies ask for vast experience, and they do not like training people on their networks. A network is very expensive resource to establish and companies do not allow employees to do any kind of research using their own equipment.

Education required:

Engineering degree in Systems Engineering or Computer Science or Software Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Computer Networking Knowledge (LAN, WAN, WLAN, VOIP, PABX)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Network Engineer (MCSE)


Networking engineers need to perform several responsibilities. To start with, they should have an excellent knowledge of network topographies and should be able to make the right decisions about the suitability of networks for a certain organization. They should completely understand the organizations requirements and needs and should place the solutions well.

Networking engineers should be good at identifying glitches and predicting problems. Networking job is all about knowledge and application, and this knowledge is mostly practical. A person learns to solve the problems through experience. Networking engineers must be adept in coping pressure from the customer, and problems need to be rectified with immediate effect. Candidates who have chosen this career path should be able to work under extreme pressure.

Expected Salary (Monthly)

Beginner: $5500
Mid Level: $6000
Expert: $6500

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