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Working As A Senior 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

  • $104,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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.

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How To Become A Senior 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.

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Senior Development Engineer Career Paths

Senior Development Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Project Manager Engineering Program Manager
Senior Program And Engineering Manager
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Process Engineer Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Engineer Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Product Manager Product Development Manager
Research And Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Product Development Manager Research And Development Director
Vice President Of Research And Development
13 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Manufacturing Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Senior Applications Engineer
Applications Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Process Engineer
Engineering Group Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Lead Engineer Project Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer And Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Product Development Engineer
Lead Product Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Mechanical Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Senior Storage Engineer
Senior Engineering Team Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Research And Development Senior Engineer
Research And Development Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineering Technician Reservoir Engineer Senior Production Engineer
Production Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Principal Engineer Project Engineering Manager Product Engineering Manager
Global Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Principal Engineer 4.9 years
Principle Engineer 4.5 years
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Staff Engineer 4.2 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Team Lead Engineer 3.3 years
Top Careers Before Senior Development Engineer
Engineer 6.5%
Developer 2.6%
Top Careers After Senior Development Engineer
Consultant 5.8%
Engineer 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$104,000
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$80,000
Min 10%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$104,000
Median 50%
$134,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Netflix
Highest Paying City
Nashua, NH
Highest Paying State
Vermont
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a Senior Development Engineer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Development Engineer in the United States is $104,234 per year or $50 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $80,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $134,000.

Real Senior Development Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Pump Development Engineer Lintel, Inc. Santa Ana, CA Apr 22, 2015 $172,848
Senior Development and Operations Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA May 23, 2016 $165,000
Senior Development and Operations Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Jan 08, 2016 $165,000
SR. Strategic Development Engineer The Realreal, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 09, 2016 $165,000
Senior Development Test Engineer Ericsson Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 22, 2016 $163,000
Senior Development Operations Engineer Solarcity Corporation San Mateo, CA Apr 03, 2016 $156,600
Senior Development Operations Engineer Workday, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Jun 20, 2016 $156,000
Senior Development Operations Engineer Fuzebox Software Corporation Palo Alto, CA May 01, 2015 $155,000
Senior Development Engineer MSC.Software Corporation Newport Beach, CA Sep 04, 2015 $155,000
Senior Cloud Development Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA May 14, 2015 $155,000
Senior Development Operations Engineer Fuzebox Software Corporation Palo Alto, CA Jan 05, 2015 $155,000
Senior UI Development Engineer Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Apr 11, 2015 $152,776
Senior Algorithm ASR Development Engineer Knowles Electronics, LLC. Mountain View, CA Jun 15, 2016 $152,131
Senior Development Operations Engineer McGraw-Hill Global Education LLC East Windsor, NJ Jul 07, 2015 $145,000
Senior Development Engineer Honeywell International Inc. Phoenix Lake, CA Sep 15, 2015 $113,000
Storage Development SR. Engineer Dell Products L.P. Round Rock, TX Mar 02, 2015 $113,000
Senior Development Engineer Atmel Corporation San Jose, CA Aug 27, 2015 $112,393
Senior Development Engineer Smith & Nephew Inc. Mansfield, MA Dec 22, 2015 $111,238
Storage Development Senior Engineer Dell Products L.P. Round Rock, TX Sep 05, 2016 $111,000
Senior Development Engineer University of Massachusetts Medical School Shrewsbury, MA Sep 01, 2015 $111,000
SR. IP Development Engineer Microsemi Soc Corp. San Jose, CA Jul 29, 2015 $110,739
Senior Motor Development Engineer One World Technologies, Inc. Anderson, SC Sep 10, 2015 $110,000
Development Engineer-Senior HGST, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 29, 2015 $98,488 -
$118,800
Senior Developer-Reverse Engineer Cylance, Inc. Portland, OR Sep 13, 2016 $98,176
Senior Technology Development Engineer Midrex Technologies, Inc. Pineville, NC Dec 31, 2015 $98,000
Senior Development Engineer Milliken & Company Spartanburg, SC Sep 18, 2015 $97,760 -
$139,200
Engineer SR. Tools Development Nvidia Corporation Richardson, TX May 25, 2015 $97,531 -
$99,590
Senior Development Engineer Audible, Inc. Newark, NJ Sep 13, 2015 $97,375
Senior Development Engineer Audible, Inc. Newark, NJ Jun 13, 2016 $97,375
Engineer Senior Tools Development Nvidia Corporation Richardson, TX Jan 02, 2015 $97,365 -
$114,503

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Top Skills for A Senior Development Engineer

  1. New Product Development
  2. Test Cases
  3. SQL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Collaborated with customer and senior management on two major flagship new product development programs driving both to manufacturing production start-up.
  • Documented detailed versions of the user stories, corresponding test cases and tasks in sub version tool Tortoise SVN.
  • Use of Oracle PL/SQL in database queries as well as scripts for creation of tables, packages and triggers.
  • Develop test automation for factory production of various high-end communication optical test tool devices.
  • Provided product and system engineering support including characterization, production and modular test capabilities, and solved system level application issues.

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  2. California
  3. Colorado
  4. Illinois
  5. Massachusetts
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Senior Development Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

81.2%

Unknown

10.9%

Female

8.0%
Ethnicity

White

55.0%

Asian

19.9%

Hispanic or Latino

11.2%

Black or African American

9.0%

Unknown

4.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

20.0%

German

17.5%

Chinese

7.5%

French

7.5%

Mandarin

7.5%

Arabic

7.5%

Dakota

5.0%

Swedish

2.5%

Portuguese

2.5%

Vietnamese

2.5%

Dutch

2.5%

Japanese

2.5%

Carrier

2.5%

Cheyenne

2.5%

Urdu

2.5%

Cantonese

2.5%

Thai

2.5%

Hindi

2.5%
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Senior Development Engineer Education

Schools

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.9%

Pennsylvania State University

6.5%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

6.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

6.5%

Northeastern University

6.1%

Michigan State University

5.0%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

5.0%

University of Colorado at Boulder

5.0%

University of Houston

5.0%

University of Phoenix

5.0%

Illinois Institute of Technology

4.6%

Ohio State University

4.6%

University of Akron

4.6%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

4.6%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.2%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

4.2%

University of California - Santa Barbara

4.2%

Purdue University

4.2%

University of Cincinnati

3.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.8%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

22.2%

Electrical Engineering

19.2%

Business

10.4%

Computer Science

9.4%

Chemical Engineering

6.5%

Engineering

4.0%

Computer Engineering

3.4%

Physics

3.1%

Materials Science And Engineering

2.8%

Chemistry

2.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%

Management

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.5%

Computer Applications

1.5%

Aerospace Engineering

1.5%

Project Management

1.5%

Industrial Technology

1.4%

Finance

1.4%

Biomedical Engineering

1.3%
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Degrees

Masters

36.8%

Bachelors

36.4%

Doctorate

12.7%

Other

9.4%

Associate

2.2%

Certificate

1.8%

Diploma

0.7%
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