Senior electronics engineers' main responsibilities relate to the research, design, and development of electronic equipment and parts. These professionals may work with a variety of equipment, from phones to PCs to medical equipment to military systems. Senior electronics engineers are also responsible for checking equipment quality, as well as managing projects to ensure they are cost efficient, completed in a timely manner, and safe.
Senior electronics engineers must have strong communication skills and work well in a team setting, as they frequently discuss their ideas with clients, suppliers, and manufacturers. Strong communication skills are also needed for the projects themselves, as a senior electronics engineer frequently works with a team of engineers, technicians, and information technology staff members. These projects usually take place in a laboratory or office, but these professionals may work at project sites, in workshops, or outdoors depending on the needs of their employer. This is generally a full-time position, and overtime may be required depending on the needs of the employer.
To work as an electronics engineer, a bachelor's degree in engineering is generally required; however, employers may accept education in a related subject, as long as it included electronics. Employers also require previous relevant experience, including in a leadership capacity.
Senior Electronics Engineer Tasks
Assess the feasibility of proposed engineering verification and validation tests, products or equipment.
Contribute to program planning, budget and schedule for their design tasks and for successful completion of planned tasks.
Analyze, design, develop, document and verify major circuit modules in power processing electronics.
Direct, coordinate and review the work of junior engineers and technicians.