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Old 07 April 2013, 15:02   #11
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When you say Systems Engineer I assume you mean programming or something? Can you expand on your skills and experience?
More taking an idea/concept or a customer's need and developing it into a design, integrating it, testing it, etc.,.

Over the years I've been:
  • A problem-solver / avionics development engineer for a fleet of aircraft that became a large UK airline
  • A flight-recorder / datalink specialist
  • Specified air traffic control systems
  • Worked for a large manufacturer of large aircraft
  • Developed / verified avionic systems
  • Been requirements manager for a defence contract
  • Worked in concept development / innovation within aerospace

(Lots of this has involved programming though)

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Is this the Systems Engineer rescue page, I am in the same position.
Shhhhh, Steve! This is the first time I have 'come out'. I tell my kids that I screw the caps on tubes of toothpaste for a living; I advise my wife to tell people that I am in prison for molesting old ladies (its less embarrassing that way!)
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Old 07 April 2013, 15:14   #12
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It sounds to me as though you are in need of an Adventure

In the current climate, I'd be very wary of jacking in a job that offers good pay and security. Maybe you just need to break out and do something demanding outside work for a bit?
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Old 07 April 2013, 16:11   #14
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It sounds to me as though you are in need of an Adventure

In the current climate, I'd be very wary of jacking in a job that offers good pay and security. Maybe you just need to break out and do something demanding outside work for a bit?
I agree with Willk 100%. Have an adventure rather than jack the job in. Better the devil you know etc...
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I agree with Willk 100%. Have an adventure rather than jack the job in. Better the devil you know etc...
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Old 07 April 2013, 17:13   #16
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Yep that's true it's been a hard winter especially working out side I think we all get fed up and want a change
I have wanted a job in a nice warm place fed up of getting wet and cold in the rain & snow
But when I look what I have coming up with the rib its something to look far ward to.
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I have wanted a job in a nice warm place fed up of getting wet and cold in the rain & snow But when I look what I have coming up with the rib its something to look far ward to.
Double amen to that!
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If you have a job with a decent income stick with it until you get a better offer
I had a small business for 6 years and had to give up last October and I now work in a call centre (which I don't like) its unsociable hours, 42 miles daily round trip, crap pay and boring job, but met some good people.

I'm looking for something better but after spending years in sales self employed, I didn't gain any qualifications so may struggle to find a well paid job.
I'm working with people who have had really good well paid jobs but cant find new jobs with good salary
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If you have a job with a decent income stick with it until you get a better offer
I had a small business for 6 years and had to give up last October and I now work in a call center (which I don't like) its unsociable hours, 42 miles daily round trip, crap pay and boring job, but met some good people.

I'm looking for something better but after spending years in sales self employed, I didn't gain any qualifications so may struggle to find a well paid job.
I'm working with people who have had really good well paid jobs but cant find new jobs with good salary
Sorry to hear that. The only advice I can give is to stick with it and try to find a new career or job whilst still in employment as it's hard being unemployed even for skilled people at the moment
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More taking an idea/concept or a customer's need and developing it into a design, integrating it, testing it, etc.,.

Over the years I've been:
  • A problem-solver / avionics development engineer for a fleet of aircraft that became a large UK airline
  • A flight-recorder / datalink specialist
  • Specified air traffic control systems
  • Worked for a large manufacturer of large aircraft
  • Developed / verified avionic systems
  • Been requirements manager for a defence contract
  • Worked in concept development / innovation within aerospace

(Lots of this has involved programming though)



Shhhhh, Steve! This is the first time I have 'come out'. I tell my kids that I screw the caps on tubes of toothpaste for a living; I advise my wife to tell people that I am in prison for molesting old ladies (its less embarrassing that way!)

I've worked for a couple of special purpose machine tool manufacturers in the past and my idea of a systems engineer was someone that programed these machines to work using touch screen interface technology. They set up drive systems, sensors and 3rd party noise/vibration analysis systems and integrated these in to the main Test platforms that were used for end of production testing for some pretty major clients. The guys we had working with us used to travel frequently but could also perform remote machine operation anywhere in the world as all our machines were connected to the internet.

Something like that would get you out the office, wouldn't it?
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