The world of embedded development is always changing. As a result, many new career paths open up or opportunities become available. Recent advancements in technology have opened the door to even more lucrative embedded system jobs. You can think of these jobs as low-risk investments you can grow into if you’re willing to put in the time, effort and dedication necessary to make them work for you.
1. Microcontroller firmware engineer
This is the most basic job in embedded development, where you will be responsible for designing and writing code for microcontrollers. You will need to know how to design and program the microcontroller, as well as how to test and debug your code. You may also be responsible for designing and writing software that interacts with the microcontroller.
2. Application developer
Application developers build applications that run on embedded systems or architectures like Linux or Windows Embedded CE 6 or 7. They often write code using a language specific to the operating system (OS). Some application developers may also write code for other languages such as C++ and Java that can be compiled for OSs like Linux or Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
3. Embedded Linux engineer
4. Embedded Linux architect
5. Embedded network engineer
Network engineers are the ones who design, implement and maintain networks in a computer system. These engineers create topologies of the network and test them to ensure the proper functioning of the system. They also make sure that the network is not affected by any security threats. Network engineers also analyse data packets received from various points, decode them and check for errors. They also make sure that all applications are working properly on the network and fix any issues related to it.
6. Embedded IoT application developer
IoT (Internet of Things) refers to a networked system that can sense surrounding conditions and then send that information to other devices or systems through wireless or wired connections using sensors embedded in objects like home appliances, wearables, smart meters and more. The main aim of IoT is to provide seamless connectivity between these objects and various other devices within an organisation or across different organisations. This can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from tracking inventory and production processes in manufacturing plants to monitoring fuel consumption in vehicles on highways or providing energy efficiency reports by remote sensing sensors attached to homes or offices via Wi-Fi-enabled smart meters or smart tags.
7. Embedded software engineer
Software engineers work on any type of software application, but they are often involved in developing embedded systems. An embedded software engineer typically designs applications that run on embedded systems or architectures, such as Linux or Windows Embedded CE 6 or 7. They may also be involved in the performance tuning and testing of these applications. They may also be responsible for building tools that make their job easier, such as compilers, debuggers or profilers.