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Become An Embedded Engineer

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Working As An Embedded Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $72,119

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Embedded Engineer does

  • Target Debugging: MSP430USB Debug Interface.
  • Created Linux bash scripts and TeraTerm Language scripts to control the update.
  • Added I2C Communication Protocol between MCU and Osmium Battery Charger.
  • Involved in debugging and fixing bugs.Environment: USB, SPI, FPGA, UART, PIC microcontroller, RTOS, CAN.
  • Complete device driver development for the timing and measuring unit TEM2 Module.
  • Designed transmission control using modeling tools such as MATLAB/Simulink/State flow.
  • Served as Lead Engineer, C130-J Air Vehicle Systems Software.
  • Designed internals and interfaces (SRAM, PKA, AES engine) for custom chips and FPGAs.
  • Installed MRI devices in hospitals.
  • Worked with Rational Clear Case in version controlling.
  • Developed Windows XP Embedded Images for Point-of-Sale systems.
  • Lead the technical due diligence process to secure a $30M sale of the client business unit to Purple Labs.
  • Center expert on inductive charging.
  • Developed C code and Test Cases.
  • Integrated and tested C++ OS-Comet software with satellite avionics firmware.
  • Supported in other software development, verification, and release activities (Certification and Audits).
  • Activated DMA Support for internal ADC and UART/HART communication.
  • Worked with hardware architectures (FPGA and DSPs) and interfaces (USB, SPI, I2C, and UART).
  • Designed and specified Audio video router.
  • Worked on Sony specific kernel modules.

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How To Become An Embedded Engineer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Real Embedded Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Embedded Engineer SONY Electronics, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 08, 2016 $140,979
IOS Embedded Bring Up Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jul 03, 2015 $132,038 -
$145,000
Embedded Engineer Robert Bosch LLC Palo Alto, CA Oct 21, 2015 $130,000
Embedded Engineer Robert Bosch Start-Up Platform North America LLC Redwood City, CA Jan 01, 2016 $130,000
IOS Embedded Bring Up Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Apr 27, 2015 $125,000 -
$145,000
Embedded Engineer Revivermx, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 01, 2015 $120,000
Embedded IOS Bring Up Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 03, 2015 $120,000 -
$140,000
Embedded Sensor Engineer Placemeter, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $115,000 -
$130,000
Embedded Engineer Active Safety Delphi Corporation Mountain View, CA Aug 31, 2016 $109,658
Embedded Engineer Calsoft Labs, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 02, 2015 $106,500
Embedded Engineer Calsoft Labs, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2015 $106,500
Embedded Engineer Einfochips, Inc. Irvine, CA Mar 09, 2016 $104,291
Embedded Engineer Teledyne Seabotix, Inc. San Diego, CA Feb 10, 2015 $89,191 -
$90,000
Embedded Engineer Dew Software, Inc. New York, NY Jun 08, 2015 $88,088
Embedded Engineer Volansys LLC Santa Clara, CA Nov 12, 2015 $87,422
Engineer III-Embedded Echostar Technologies LLC Englewood, CO Sep 06, 2015 $87,214 -
$103,250
Embedded Engineer Volansys LLC Santa Clara, CA Sep 18, 2015 $87,090
Embedded Engineer Fours Consulting Inc. Burr Ridge, IL Jul 16, 2015 $85,000
Embedded Engineer Volansys LLC Hudson, NH Sep 18, 2015 $84,510
Engineer-Embedded Hughes Network Systems LLC Germantown, MD Nov 19, 2016 $70,200
Engineer-Embedded Echostar Data Networks Germantown, MD Oct 02, 2016 $70,013 -
$90,687
Engineer-Embedded Echostar Data Networks Germantown, MD Feb 10, 2016 $70,013 -
$90,687
Engineer II Embedded Echostar Technologies LLC Englewood, CO Sep 09, 2015 $67,912 -
$82,846
Engineer II-Embedded Echostar Data Networks Atlanta, GA Sep 02, 2015 $67,850 -
$83,345
Engineer II-Embedded Echostar Data Networks Atlanta, GA Feb 09, 2015 $67,850 -
$83,345

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Top Skills for An Embedded Engineer

HardwareFirmwareLINCommunicationProtocolVersionControlSPII2CDeviceDriverAssemblyLanguageUartLCDUSBSoftwareDevelopmentVehicleRtosWindowsMatlabBluetoothECUFpga

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Top Embedded Engineer Skills

  1. Hardware
  2. Firmware
  3. LIN
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Improved functionality, performance, durability of hardware equipment via reliable programming.
  • Analyzed and developed solutions for bugs reported for proper functioning of the firmware.
  • Worked on Raspberry Pi and Arduino to develop intelligent cooling systems in residential houses.
  • Program and code communication protocol that interface with formation equipment modules.
  • Worked with Rational Clear Case in version controlling.

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