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Computer Circuit Design Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs, develops, and tests analog and digital circuits within complex electrical systems in areas such as aeronautics, power industry, vehicle design, etc.

Job Outlook

There were 155 Computer Circuit Design Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8723 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Electrical Engineer industry, which includes the Computer Circuit Design Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Computer Circuit Design Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,857.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,361.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Computer Circuit Design Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $88,964.

Education and Experience

Posted Computer Circuit Design Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree53%
Master's Degree46%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Computer Circuit Design Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years17%
3 to 5 years41%
6 to 8 years21%
9+ years21%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Computer Circuit Design Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (36%)
  • Troubleshooting (25%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (23%)
  • Problem Solving (18%)
  • Research (18%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Electrical Engineering (62%)
  • Circuit Design (44%)
  • Simulation (40%)
  • Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) (27%)
  • VHSIC hardware description language (VHDL) (25%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Python (19%)
  • C++ (18%)
  • Product Development (16%)
  • Test Equipment (16%)
  • Schematic Diagrams (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • SPICE (7%)
  • Hyperlynx (6%)
  • Electronic Design (6%)
  • Embedded Software (6%)
  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) Design / Testing (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Computer Circuit Design Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Fpga Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer II
  • Senior Electrical Engineer III

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Computer Circuit Design Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Raytheon (1027)
  • Northrop Grumman (394)
  • L3Harris (392)
  • Danaher Corporation (147)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (99)

North Carolina

  • Northrop Grumman (12)
  • Cadence Design Systems Incorporated (5)
  • Danaher Corporation (4)
  • Marvell (4)
  • Renesas (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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