What does a Firmware Engineer do?

Firmware engineers design, install, and troubleshoot firmware systems and their components. They play an active role in every phase of the firmware development cycle, and must be prepared to adapt systems quickly to meet rapidly changing business needs. They assist with the management of upgrades to existing systems and the implementation of new systems. They write scripts, conduct testing, and handle debugging tasks.

Firmware engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or computer science field, although an advanced degree is desired by some employers. They should have strong programming and code writing skills, along with hands-on experience with testing, validation, and debugging tools. They must have good communication skills and be able to work in fast-paced, demanding environments under challenging time constraints.

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Firmware Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€64,788 /yr
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€29K
Median: €65K
€73K
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Firmware Engineer Career Path

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Firmware Engineer Insights

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Mobilogix
Senior Firmware Engineer
20 Jan 2020

“Middle management was a constant enemy from day one (of engineers and of good engineering).”

RivianRivian
Senior Firmware Engineer
14 Dec 2020

“Everyone is free to find their niche and do the best work of their careers here.”

Western DigitalWestern Digital
Firmware Engineer
17 Aug 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

Infineon TechnologiesInfineon Technologies
Senior Software and Firmware Engineer
26 Feb 2021

“If you don't show interest you will end up doing the same work which is not good for career growth”

WAM ElectronicsWAM Electronics
Firmware Engineer
24 May 2021

“Salary is not much as expected but as a fresher it will be good start to join WAM”

Micron TechnologyMicron Technology
Ssd Firmware Development Engineer
21 Jul 2020

“Bonus and compensation is not competitive”

HP Inc.HP Inc.
Firmware Engineer
19 Jan 2021

“good work and life balance”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Firmware Engineer
5 Mar 2021

“Good work and life balance here”

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