Embedded Systems Careers Connections

  • Embedded Software Engineer: Develops software for embedded devices. 
    Many products require an embedded system to control the functions the product is designed to perform. Those systems are created and programmed by embedded software engineers. They often find themselves programming custom boards that must perform a certain task, but also be small enough to fit inside an enclosure that doesn’t look like it contains a small computer.
    They must have problem-solving skills, technological and programming skills, and a passion for technology.
  • Hardware Engineer: Designs the physical components of embedded systems. 
    The hardware engineer has many of the same skills as the software engineer but they also have the ability to physically design the board to fit in the space that is available. They must be trained to use the tools that create printed circuit boards and be knowledgeable about how to prototype new systems (the engineering design process).
  • System Architect: Plans the overall structure of an embedded system. 
    A system architect is a job that requires more experience than the engineers. The system architect must understand all of the facets of an embedded system and what the available technology can and cannot do.
  • Embedded system technician: Installs and maintains embedded systems.
    An embedded systems technician plays a crucial role in designing, developing, and managing embedded systems within various products. They collaborate with developers and other teams to create efficient embedded systems. A technician might providing technical assistance to clients and internal departments, debug and test code, create documentation, or install and update embedded systems.