What does an Embedded Software Engineer do?

Embedded software engineers develop and implement the software of embedded devices and systems including smart watches, digital TVs, and electronic control units in a car. They may also be responsible for the analysis and monitoring of the efficiency and stability of a system. They develop and implement embedded devices and systems and support software quality assurance while optimizing I/O performance. They provide post-production support when necessary.

Embedded software engineers develop, code, test, and troubleshoot system software, and they analyze, monitor, and improve system efficiency and stability. They will interface with hardware design and development. They are the designers of the first layer of code that runs on a device and need a full understanding of its hardware. Embedded software engineers know the schematics of hardware and have chip data sheets related to the codes written for them. Embedded software engineers need a bachelor's degree in computer science or management information systems.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Embedded Linux
Operating Systems
Linux Kernel
Java Software
Android Studio
Programming Languages

Embedded Software Engineer Seniority Levels

Software Engineer
23% made the transition
Software Developer
24% made the transition
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Embedded Software Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹4,80,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹5L
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