Embedded systems engineers hold a specialized role, generally in technology and information-technology related businesses. Duties performed by these engineers include tasks throughout the software development cycle from planning and writing code to testing and maintaining software. Coding often involve highly specialized systems with specific requirements; the high level of accuracy required means that attention to detail is essential. Embedded systems engineers also create documentation for code and product features, as well as make contributions to their team through mediums such as meetings or collaboration.
Embedded systems engineers typically work indoors in an office environment, and there are generally minimal physical requirements for this position beyond long hours working on the computer. Hours may vary from company to company, but it is common to work during regular business hours outside of overtime for specific projects.
Educational requirements for embedded systems engineer positions usually include at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field; however, an advanced degree such as a master’s degree may be preferred. Different companies may require proficiency with different technologies for embedded systems engineer positions. Exact requirements for experience may vary by position as well, as entry-level openings and higher-level positions requiring 10 or more years of experience are both common.
Embedded Systems Engineer Tasks
Mentor and train other employees, and report on their progress.
Develop software and assign coding modules to other team members.
Act as technical lead from start to completion of projects, developing, and producing on time.
Oversee compliance with regulations, standards, and other products.