Category: Career tips

education

University or Online Education, Which is the Best?

The world is changing, more and more educational sources are coming up online, but will that make universities obsolete in the future? What are the pros and cons of taking a university Education as compared to Online Education? Should you quit your high tuition university or is the degree from universities still valuable? Where is the field of Education heading towards? This article attempts to answer all these questions so that you can gain a good understanding of both these modes of education.  Let’s look at the pros and cons of each by looking at the following criteria Degree or...

soldering

What Does an Embedded Hardware Engineer do?

As a person working in embedded industry, a typical question that I come across frequently from people outside the industry is what do embedded hardware engineers do. So I have written this post to address that question. What do Embedded Hardware engineers do? The main duties of embedded hardware engineers include selection of components, designing PCBs, Designing and performing hardware tests, making custom testing tools, designing other related hardware needed like test benches and product casing, and a writing a little bit of production software.  Let’s take a closer look at the above mentioned activities in the coming sections and...

programming

What does an Embedded Software Engineer do?

I am working as an embedded software engineer and I have often been asked this question of what does embedded software engineers do. I am writing this article to explain what we do, how we do it, varieties of embedded software, skills needed to do develop each kind, types of companies you get to work for and other relevant details you might find interesting to give you an insiders look into this profession.  What does an embedded software engineer do? Embedded software engineers develop software that runs on devices like microwave ovens, Xbox controllers, Blood pressure monitors, Bluetooth headphones, smartwatches,...