With every passing year, the applications of embedded systems are rapidly increasing and trend is growing among many ECE aspirants. There are many intelligent systems around us which are embedded and we do not even know about them such as our MPS player, GPS system in the car or our microwave oven. It lies in the heart of these things and also many more.
If you are an embedded engineer, there are a number of opportunities waiting for you outside. But you need to make sure to keep up with the latest technologies in order to keep ourselves sharpen. These are a few skills which every embedded engineer must possess.
Extensive Knowledge: You should possess in-depth knowledge in your vertical no matter you are an assembly language programmer or design embedded circuits as more knowledge you have, you will be more valued and also become less dependent. So you should brush up our knowledge base as well as establish a reputation for yourself.
Expert in All Fields: These days many companies prefer those engineers who are able to understand the hardware and software aspects of any design also embedded systems. In addition to this, you should also have fleeting knowledge of the others working.
Network: It is good if we ask questions and also respond the questions which we can answer whether it is Internet, a colleague, industry publications or a focus group. You should be active and aside from growing knowledge, growing social and professional network is also important. It will be the best way to learn something on our own.
Go Through Internet Based Technologies: Now or later, Internet of things and ubiquities computing is going to take the world to new heights as the devices are around us are already based on embedded technologies which will become smarter and also communicate with each other through internet based communication.
Be Aware About Latest Technologies: In order to be a good embedded engineer, there is a necessity to have some knowledge and experience with the latest MCUs. So we should start thinking about the latest technologies on the market as soon as we can get our hands on them.
Project Management Skills: An embedded engineer is not only an engineer but also a professional as multiple time, we have to deal with accomplishing a specific goal with a group of individuals. So they need to corporate and coordinate with the people to get our work done.