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System Consultant

We are looking for a knowledgeable System Consultant to help people develop, use and integrate IT systems. We’re further looking for superior technical expertise and a problem-solving aptitude. A system consultant must be knowledgeable and customer-centric. Communication is everything for a consultant so we expect you to amaze us with your presentation skills.


IT and Development Industry

The IT and Development department is the department within a company that is charged with establishing, monitoring and maintaining information technology systems and services.


What to expect from the role

  • Work experience with different systems, software, and hardware.
  • Opportunity to work on IT projects.
  • Exposure to IT and development.
  • Work in collaboration with a team.
  • Guided by experts and professionals in the field and learn on the job.


Responsibilities

  • Understand customer requirements and business objectives
  • Provide strategic advice on using technology to achieve goals
  • Manage IT initiatives and collaborate with in-house technical staff
  • Design IT systems and networks ensuring the right architecture and functionality
  • Support new technology implementation
  • Train users in new and existing IT systems
  • Assist with technical issues
  • Revise existing systems and suggest improvements


Requirements

  • Proven experience in IT consultation.
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware,software and network problems
  • Experience with various operating systems and databases
  • Experience in project management
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving abilities
  • A team player with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • BSc/BA in computer science, IT or relevant field; MSc/MBA in business will be an advantage.


Average Salary

On average $95,618 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

System Consultant is a job role that requires a certain amount of experience. It is the role responsible for providing strategic advice after understanding the requirements of the customers and is fully exposed to the IT industry. Although it is not an entry-level job, it is a stepping stone if you are looking to make a career out of IT and Development. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • A Master’s degree in similar discipline is preferred.
  • 3-5 years' experience in system engineering and IT support.


Career Progression

With appropriate experience in the job role, you can move onto other jobs such as:

  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Director


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a job in IT and development?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • What efforts do you take to stay up to date with tech trends?

Human Resources
  • How comfortable are you working with flexible timings and being available for emergencies?

  • Would you be willing to work weekends if necessary?

  • If you heard that an employee was violating office conduct, what would you do?

Management
  • What made you want to join our organisation?

  • If you didn’t agree with a recommendation made to you how would you negotiate your terms?

  • How would you handle a disgruntled client?

Technical knowledge and skills
  • How would you measure the success of a project?

  • What coding language(s) are you most comfortable working with?

  • How soon can you learn new about products and tools. Describe a time you had to do so.