What does a Hardware Engineer do?

Hardware engineers are responsible for the research, design, development, and testing of computer systems and components, including routers, memory devices, circuit boards, networks, and processors.

Hardware engineers design devices used in manufactured products that incorporate processors and other computer components and that connect to the internet. This could include newer automobiles, home appliances, and medical devices, which have internet ready computer systems built into them. They ensure that computer hardware components work together with the latest and most current software. They design new computer hardware and create schematics of computer equipment to be built and test their design. They analyze the test results, and they modify the design if needed. Most entry level computer hardware engineers have a bachelor's degree in computer engineering however electrical engineering or computer science degrees are generally acceptable; many engineering programs need to be accredited.

Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Hardware Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

€47,224 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Hardware Engineer Career Path

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KOKO NetworksKOKO Networks
Senior Hardware Design Engineer
18 Sep 2020

“One of the best places to Grow in both Hardware and software Product design and management”

Luna InnovationsLuna Innovations
Principal Hardware Engineer
6 May 2021

“Development team and manufacturing team work well together and are good to work with.”

Hardware Engineer
7 Jun 2021

“Mediocre work and salaries.”

Biamp SystemsBiamp Systems
Director Hardware Engineering
7 Sep 2021

“Biamp's product management is new to using use cases to define new products which can make requirements ambiguous to engineering.”

Senior Hardware Design Engineer
20 Apr 2021

“Excellent work opportunities to learn and grow in your career faster”

Hardware Engineer
31 Jan 2021

“Bad work and life balance”

Hardware Engineer
27 Sep 2020

“Good salary and benefit from Vingroup”

L&T Technology ServicesL&T Technology Services
Consulting Hardware Engineer
27 Jan 2020

“This hampers career growth of an individual since he/she is not able to get domain expertise as projects keep changing.”

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