Electronics Engineer Job Openings - 15 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,720

    NEW
    Production Lab Technician (Electronics)
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,720

    Production Lab Technician (Electronics)
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,710

    SCA Electronics Maintenance Technician III
    NFF Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,750

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer ZP
    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Gaithersburg, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    Electronics Engineer
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer - Active TS
    CSRA

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,750

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer,
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer
    CSRA

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    Engineer Electronics 3
    Northrop Grumman

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    Electronics Engineer - Active TS
    SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    NEW
    ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
    United States Fleet Forces Command

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer
    CSRA

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,750

    NEW
    Electronics Engineer, GS-0855-14 (MAP)
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $88,483

    Engineer Electronics 3
    Northrop Grumman

    Falls Church, VA

Electronics Engineer Jobs

average

$88,483

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

What does an Electronics Engineer do

Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, or power generation equipment. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems, from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). Many also work in areas closely related to computer hardware.

Duties

Electrical engineers typically do the following:

  • Design new ways to use electrical power to develop or improve products
  • Perform detailed calculations to develop manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
  • Direct the manufacture, installation, and testing of electrical equipment to ensure that products meet specifications and codes
  • Investigate complaints from customers or the public, evaluate problems, and recommend solutions
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget

Electronics engineers typically do the following:

  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications
  • Analyze customer needs and determine the requirements, capacity, and cost for developing an electrical system plan
  • Develop maintenance and testing procedures for electronic components and equipment
  • Evaluate systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair
  • Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to make sure that they meet safety standards and applicable regulations
  • Plan and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties used in parts and systems in order to improve technical performance

Electronics engineers who work for the federal government research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in a variety of areas, such as aviation, computing, transportation, and manufacturing. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, radar and sonar systems, and communications systems.

The work of electrical engineers and electronics engineers is often similar. Both use engineering and design software and equipment to do engineering tasks. Both types of engineers also must work with other engineers to discuss existing products and possibilities for engineering projects.

Engineers whose work is related exclusively to computer hardware are considered computer hardware engineers.

Show More

Show Less

how to become an Electronics Engineer

Electrical and electronics engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value practical experience, so participation in cooperative engineering programs, in which students earn academic credit for structured work experience. Having a Professional Engineer (PE) license may improve an engineer’s chances of finding employment.

Education

High school students interested in studying electrical or electronics engineering benefit from taking courses in physics and mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Courses in drafting are also helpful, because electrical and electronics engineers often are required to prepare technical drawings.

In order to enter the occupation, prospective electrical and electronics engineers need a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and field studies. Courses include digital systems design, differential equations, and electrical circuit theory. Programs in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electrical engineering technology should be accredited by ABET.

Some colleges and universities offer cooperative programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education. Cooperative programs combine classroom study with practical work. Internships provide similar experience and are growing in number.

At some universities, students can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some universities, or in research and development.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Electrical and electronics engineers design and develop complex electrical systems and electronic components and products. They must be able to keep track of multiple design elements and technical characteristics when performing these tasks.

Initiative. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to apply their knowledge to new tasks in every project they undertake. In addition, they must engage in continuing education to keep up with changes in technology.

Interpersonal skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to work with others during the manufacturing process to ensure that their plans are implemented correctly. This collaboration includes monitoring technicians and devising remedies to problems as they arise.

Math skills. Electrical and electronics engineers must be able to use the principles of calculus and other advanced math in order to analyze, design, and troubleshoot equipment.

Speaking skills. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with other engineers and technicians. They must be able to explain their designs and reasoning clearly and to relay instructions during product development and production. They also may need to explain complex issues to customers who have little or no technical expertise.

Writing skills. Electrical and electronics engineers develop technical publications related to equipment they develop, including maintenance manuals, operation manuals, parts lists, product proposals, and design methods documents.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as electrical and electronics engineers. 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
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can be taken right after graduation from a college or university. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After getting work experience, EITs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education courses to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Advancement

Electrical and electronic engineers may advance to supervisory positions in which they lead a team of engineers and technicians. Some may move to management positions, working as engineering or program managers. Preparation for managerial positions usually requires working under the guidance of a more experienced engineer. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

For sales work, an engineering background enables engineers to discuss a product's technical aspects and assist in product planning and use. For more information, see the profile on sales engineers.

Show More

Show Less

Show More Show Less

Electronics Engineer Videos

Day in the Life of an Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Just the Job - Electronics Engineer

Day in the Life of an Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Real Electronics Engineer Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Embedded Electronics Engineer Janteq Corp. Irvine, CA Aug 16, 2016 $165,600
Electronics Engineer California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA Nov 02, 2015 $165,048
Principal Embedded Electronics Engineer Janteq Corp. Irvine, CA Jan 09, 2016 $156,600
Electronics Engineer, Except Computer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 09, 2016 $152,131
Electronics Engineer, Except Computer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 12, 2016 $152,131
Electronics Engineer Hitachi Global Storage Technologies San Jose, CA Aug 17, 2016 $152,131
Electronic Engineer Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Sep 09, 2016 $152,131 -
$175,200
Electronics Engineer-IV HCL America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jan 08, 2016 $152,131
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 31, 2016 $152,131 -
$191,000
Electronics Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jan 08, 2016 $150,000

Top Skills for a Electronics Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

HardwarePCBLABRFControlSystemsRadarCADFirmwareSchematicPCMissileFpgaTroubleshootTechnicalSupportC/C++FacilityClearanceSPIDataAcquisitionComponentLevel

Top Electronics Engineer Skills

We found these skills on more job listings for electronics engineer jobs than any others:
  1. Hardware
  2. PCB
  3. LAB

Companies look for Component Level less than other skill for electronics engineer jobs.

Control Systems, Firmware, Schematic, PCB, CAD, Hardware, Fpga, Radar, Missile, PC, RF, Data Acquisition, C/C++, SPI, Component Level, Troubleshoot, Technical Support, Clearance, Facility, LAB

Top Electronics Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Electronics Engineer Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Electronics Engineer.

The next set of companies with the Electronics Engineer jobs are:
  1. Northrop Grumman
  2. Naval Surface Warfare Center
  3. Department of Defense
  4. Lockheed Martin

United States Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, UTC Aerospace Systems, Seeley International Pty Ltd, Federal Communications Commission, Hasbro, Bonneville Power Administration

Why Zippia is Better

Zippia empowers you to make the correct career decisions, not just find your next job.

You can access millions of others' career paths with the Career Map to help you identify what skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals. And when you're ready to take the next step in your career, you can research jobs and really understand the implications for your career aspirations.