November 14, 2006

System Engineer OR SystemS Engineer

Which is correct - System Engineer OR SystemS Engineer. I have seen many going for the former. But the latter is correct as per INCOSE.

Talking about INCOSE and SE, I got this nice chart from INCOSE. It lists the skills and qualities needed by Systems Engineers...

Skills and Qualities Needed by Systems Engineers
  • Good math skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Aptitude for systems thinking
  • Good common sense
  • A strong desire for organization and efficiency
  • Excellent communication/salesmanship
  • Creative problem solving
  • Quantitative skills
  • Technical competency
  • Continuous drive for improvement
  • Resourcefulness
  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Patience
  • Ability to adapt to many environments, wear many hats and interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Inquisitive mind
  • Continuous desire to learn
  • Leadership skills
  • Ethics

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