What does an Electronics Design Engineer do?

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment including broadcast and communication systems and portable music players, Global Positioning Systems devices. If they work for the federal government, they research, develop, and evaluate electronic devices used in areas including aviation, computing, and transportation. They work on federal electronic devices and systems, including satellites, flight systems, and communication systems.

Electronics engineers analyze customer needs to determine requirements, capacity, and cost to develop an electrical system plan. They evaluate systems and develop maintenance and testing procedures for specific electronic components and equipment. They recommend design modifications or equipment repairs where applicable. They inspect electronic equipment, instruments, and systems to ensure they meet safety standards and applicable regulations and develop applications and modifications for electronic properties to improve their technical performance. Electronics engineers need a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a related engineering field through ABET accreditation.

What responsibilities are common for Electronics Design Engineer jobs?
  • Participate in lab activities such as system bring-up, system testing and debugging, stress/long duration tests, etc.
  • Develop and perform operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems.
  • Design and develop board level test equipment and test programs.
  • Management of cost, schedule, and risk of a product development.
  • Write design documentation, test reports and other technical documents when appropriate.
  • Conduct trade studies, identify and present alternate design options.
  • Ensure the front office has an accurate understanding of current, pending and proposed regulatory developments as they arise.
  • Serve as an electrical electronics lead and primary technical resource on integrated project teams (IPT).
  • Train engineering, production and service staff on fundamental concepts and troubleshooting of new designs
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers and customers is within scope for this role.
  • Utilize SPICE for circuit modeling and system design verification.
  • Identify, define and characterize development-related programmatic and technical risks, provide the evidence-based rationale for this and recommend mitigation for informed management decisions.
  • Coordinate with members of multi functional teams to develop innovative solutions for implementation of electrical design with the greater electro-mechanical and propulsion system.
  • Engage with internal audit and other control functions regarding business-driven supervisory oversight.
What are the typical qualifications for Electronics Design Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, or science Degree.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with PCB Design, C, MATLAB, FPGA, and LTSPICE.
  • Experience with firmware, circuit board design, and schematic capture.
  • A leader and problem solver.
  • Fluent in writing protocols and board design.
  • Demonstrated skills in calculus and statistics.
  • Experience with Altium Designer and Verilog.
  • Comfortable with debugging as needed.
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Electronics Design Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,300 /month
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
13%
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53%
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Invent India InnovationsInvent India Innovations
Electronics Design Engineer
7 Apr 2022

“There is little to no work life balance as you are always expected to work against impossible deadlines.”

Lawrence Berkeley LabLawrence Berkeley Lab
Electronics Engineer
11 Feb 2021

“Parking is dangerously packed and difficult.”

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Leader
14 Jan 2021

“Good great fabulous wonderful awesome”

Uni Graphic
Electronics Engineer
28 Dec 2020

“excellent very gooD it is the best place to look”

Huawei TechnologiesHuawei Technologies
Electronics Engineer
17 Oct 2020

“They give you the best quality and the right salary”

Caliber Interconnect SolutionsCaliber Interconnect Solutions
PCB Layout Engineer
24 Jul 2022

“Good good good good good”

ThalesThales
Electronic Design Engineer
18 Apr 2021

“Verry nice work life balance is possible”

Ankit GemsAnkit Gems
Electronics Engineer
22 Oct 2020

“Late night work and no cab facility”

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