A Day in the Life of a Systems Engineer

Meet Jasneet Basson

Jasneet Basson is a Senior Systems Engineer for the Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) group in Hanover, Maryland.

She earned her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 2016 and joined Oceaneering after graduation. She worked in OTECH as a Software Engineer for four years before switching to Systems Engineering in 2020.

In her role as Senior Systems Engineer, Jasneet develops systems engineering documentation that includes concepts of operations, requirements specifications, interface control documents, and drawings. Her projects are primarily related to the development of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).  Jasneet’s typical day involves collaborating with team members from different technical fields to develop systems engineering deliverables.

I’ve learned so much since I joined Oceaneering,” she said. “I’ve worked with people who have decades of experience in their respective fields, and they’ve been open about sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

Jasneet’s advice to anyone looking to join Oceaneering is to take advantage of training opportunities to build your skillset. “If there’s a technical topic that interests you and would be beneficial to your project, reach out to your manager about taking a training course.

One of her favorite perks is the alternate work schedule. Available to some groups at Oceaneering, the alternate work schedule allows employees to change the hours they work per day, enabling them to take Fridays off every other week.

The alternate work schedule is one way to balance work and personal life,” Jasneet said. “The three-day weekends are great for traveling and catching up with friends and family.

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Jasneet Basson
Senior Systems Engineer
Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH)

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