Most computer hardware engineers need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited computer engineering program.Education
Most entry-level computer hardware engineers have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, although a degree in electrical engineering or computer science also is generally acceptable. A computer engineering major is similar to a major in electrical engineering but with a heavy emphasis on computer science.
Many engineering programs are accredited by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Employers may prefer students from an accredited program. To prepare for a major in computer or electrical engineering, students should have a solid background in math and science.
Because hardware engineers commonly work with computer software systems, a familiarity with computer programming usually is expected. This background may be obtained through computer science courses.
Some large firms or specialized jobs may require a master’s degree in computer engineering. Some experienced engineers obtain a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). All engineers must continue their learning over the course of their careers in order to keep up with rapid advances in technology.Other Experience
Some students participate in internships while in school so that they can gain practical experience.Advancement
Some computer hardware engineers can advance to become computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Computer hardware engineers use computer programming tools to analyze the digital circuits in hardware to determine the best design.
Creativity. Computer hardware engineers design new types of information technology devices.
Critical-thinking skills. These engineers use logic and reasoning to clarify goals, examine assumptions, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.
Problem-solving skills. Computer hardware engineers identify complex problems in computer hardware, develop and evaluate possible solutions, and figure out the best way to implement them.
Speaking skills. Engineers often work on teams and must be able to communicate with other types of engineers as well as with nontechnical team members.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Oct 01, 2014||$193,700|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Apr 29, 2016||$152,131|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Feb 16, 2015||$152,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Mar 28, 2016||$149,068|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Facebook, Inc.||Menlo Park, CA||Jun 30, 2016||$146,459|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||May 26, 2014||$145,000|
|Hardware Test and Validation Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||May 23, 2014||$145,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Jul 22, 2013||$138,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Nov 16, 2015||$138,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Mar 28, 2013||$135,000|
|Wifi Hardware Test Engineer||EERO Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jul 27, 2016||$135,000 -
|Hardware Test Engineer||EERO Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Dec 16, 2016||$132,912 -
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Oct 23, 2015||$113,300|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Aug 30, 2016||$112,500|
|Senior Hardware Test Engineer/Windows Driver||Qualcomm Technologies Inc.||San Diego, CA||Aug 23, 2016||$112,487 -
|Staff Hardware Test Engineer||Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$110,448 -
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Jun 16, 2014||$110,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Tesla Motorsinc||Palo Alto, CA||Dec 07, 2016||$109,658|
|Senior Hardware Test Engineer||Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 25, 2016||$108,805 -
|Advanced Hardware Test Engineer||Zebra Technologies Corporation||San Jose, CA||Oct 10, 2016||$108,699 -
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Sep 05, 2014||$95,000|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Aug 20, 2016||$94,300|
|Hardware Test Engineer (Signal Integrity Testing)||Beyondsoft Consulting Inc.||Redmond, WA||Jan 09, 2016||$93,600|
|Hardware Test Engineer and Software Development||Aluratek Inc.||Irvine, CA||Feb 10, 2015||$92,102|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Aug 07, 2015||$92,000|
|Hardware Test Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Nov 15, 2015||$92,000|
|Hardware Testing Engineer||Google Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Sep 26, 2014||$92,000|
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