FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Development Engineer

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Development Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Development Engineer Do

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Development Engineer

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Development Engineer?

Send To A Friend

Development Engineer Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Development Engineer Career Paths

Development Engineer
Project Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Project Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Engineer Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Application Engineer
Applications Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Project Manager Quality Manager
Supplier Quality Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Product Development Engineer Product Development Manager Research And Development Director
Vice President Of Research And Development
13 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Engineer Research And Development Engineer
Research And Development Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Process Engineer Production Engineer
Production Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Design Engineer Product Development Engineer
Lead Product Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Application Engineer Mechanical Design Engineer Senior Design Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Project Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer And Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Consulting Engineer Test Engineer Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Product Engineer Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Front End Developer User Experience Designer
Product Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Development Engineer?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Product Engineer 3.5 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Engineer 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Development Engineer
Engineer 8.0%
Internship 7.9%
Developer 2.8%
Top Careers After Development Engineer
Engineer 6.2%
Consultant 4.6%

Do you work as a Development Engineer?

Development Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.8%

Female

14.4%

Unknown

11.8%
Ethnicity

White

54.1%

Asian

18.1%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

9.2%

Unknown

5.0%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.3%

French

13.1%

German

11.1%

Chinese

7.4%

Japanese

7.0%

Mandarin

6.1%

Italian

3.7%

Portuguese

3.3%

Korean

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Carrier

2.5%

Hindi

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Dakota

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Marathi

0.8%

Urdu

0.8%

Swahili

0.4%

Dutch

0.4%
Show More

Development Engineer Education

Schools

Purdue University

10.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.8%

Pennsylvania State University

6.7%

Michigan State University

6.5%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

6.1%

Arizona State University

5.9%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

5.4%

Ohio State University

5.0%

Northeastern University

4.5%

University of Southern California

4.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

San Jose State University

4.1%

University of Phoenix

4.1%

Wayne State University

4.0%

Michigan Technological University

3.9%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.9%

University of California - San Diego

3.8%

University of Wisconsin Extension

3.8%

North Carolina State University

3.6%

University of Cincinnati

3.5%
Show More
Majors

Mechanical Engineering

24.2%

Electrical Engineering

17.8%

Business

9.9%

Computer Science

7.3%

Chemical Engineering

6.5%

Computer Engineering

4.9%

Engineering

3.8%

Biomedical Engineering

3.7%

Physics

2.5%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.4%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Management

2.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.0%

Materials Science And Engineering

1.9%

Civil Engineering

1.8%

Finance

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Project Management

1.4%

Industrial Technology

1.4%

Chemistry

1.2%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

43.2%

Masters

35.5%

Other

9.2%

Doctorate

6.0%

Associate

3.1%

Certificate

2.1%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary
Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$68,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Development Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Development Engineer in the United States is $90,022 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $68,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $118,000.

Real Development Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Network Development Engineer Netflix Los Gatos, CA Dec 12, 2016 $280,000
Developer Relations Engineer Facebook, Inc. Seattle, WA Jan 09, 2016 $205,000
Escalation Development Engineer Pure Storage, Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 15, 2016 $170,000
Android Framework Development Engineer Pro Unlimited, Inc. Mountain View, CA Mar 14, 2016 $166,400
Umts Protocol Development Engineer Spidercloud Wireless, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 15, 2015 $165,000
Network Development Engineer III Twitch Interactive, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 22, 2015 $165,000
Application Development Engineer Vistronix, Inc. Reston, VA Jun 15, 2016 $160,000
Application Development Engineer Vistronix, LLC Reston, VA Jul 08, 2016 $160,000
Network Development Engineer Megaport USA, LLC San Francisco, CA Apr 20, 2016 $160,000
Principal Device Development Engineer Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. Lexington, MA Nov 18, 2015 $160,000
Network Development Engineer Netflix Inc. Los Gatos, CA Sep 05, 2016 $157,477
Network Development Engineer III Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Feb 08, 2016 $152,000
Developer, Platform Engineering EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA May 17, 2016 $151,296
Photolithography Development Engineer Headway Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Sep 16, 2015 $104,832
Powertrain Development Engineer FCA Us LLC Auburn Hills, MI Mar 04, 2016 $104,520
Powertrain Development Engineer FCA Us LLC Auburn Hills, MI Apr 03, 2016 $104,520
Solutions Development Engineer Oversight Systems Atlanta, GA Jan 14, 2016 $104,500
Industrial Engineer-Development Engineer BP America Inc. Anchorage, AK Sep 01, 2015 $104,400
Vision Development Engineer Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc. Plymouth, MI Aug 03, 2015 $104,320
Web Development Engineer I Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA May 13, 2015 $104,250 -
$125,200
Function Development Engineer Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc. Bothell, WA Feb 08, 2016 $104,006 -
$124,500
Development Engineer First Solar, Inc. Perrysburg, OH Jun 09, 2016 $87,547 -
$119,500
Engineer-Development First Solar, Inc. Perrysburg, OH Mar 28, 2016 $87,547 -
$109,600
Development Engineer Diamond Innovations Worthington, OH Aug 28, 2015 $87,500
Automated Defect Classification Development ENG Im Flash Technologies, LLC Lehi, UT Nov 09, 2016 $87,123
Engineer III, Imager Development Karl Storz Endovision, Inc. Charlton, MA Aug 09, 2016 $87,000
Simulation Development Engineer Aurrion, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA Feb 10, 2015 $87,000 -
$110,000
Coatings Development Engineer TRU Vue, Inc. Faribault, MN Nov 04, 2016 $86,985
Coatings Development Engineer TRU Vue, Inc. McCook, IL Oct 01, 2015 $86,985

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Development Engineer?

Have you worked as a Development Engineer? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Development Engineer.

Top Skills for A Development Engineer

  1. Test Cases
  2. New Product Development
  3. Engineering Department
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed verification of defects reported by customers and generating associated documentation and test cases used by stakeholders.
  • Generated knowledge and technology for new product development and innovation of electrical transformers used in the power generation industry.
  • Provided computer hardware support for the engineering department.
  • Generated reports by utilizing various Microsoft Applications such as SQL Server 2000-2013 MS-Access 2000-2013 and Crystal Reports 8.5 and much more.
  • Develop vehicle program weight optimization strategies to efficiently maximize performance, regulatory fuel economy, and emissions capabilities.

How Would You Rate Working As a Development Engineer?

Are you working as a Development Engineer? Help us rate Development Engineer as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Development Engineers

  1. Washington
  2. New Hampshire
  3. California
  4. Texas
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Idaho
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Utah
  9. Wyoming
  10. Illinois
  • (5,300 jobs)
  • (543 jobs)
  • (13,002 jobs)
  • (4,498 jobs)
  • (2,711 jobs)
  • (194 jobs)
  • (176 jobs)
  • (619 jobs)
  • (48 jobs)
  • (2,196 jobs)

Top Development Engineer Employers

Jobs From Top Development Engineer Employers

Development Engineer Videos

Working at Amazon as a Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Day in the Life: Software Engineer

Product Development Engineer - Madeleine Martin

Related to your recently viewed content