Demand for embedded developers and engineers is continuing to soar, thanks to the growth in IoT technology, however a third of employers are struggling to hire people with the relevant skills for today’s embedded software requirements, according to the recent Canonical survey.
Embedded development is nothing new in the world of tech, which has left a great deal of professionals in a comfortable rut with their skills. According to industry experts, now is the time to shake those CVs up and develop knowledge in this rapidly evolving area to stay relevant.
For the UK to continue forging forward with IoT tech, professionals with talents in embedded software development need to keep learning if they want to enjoy the most work opportunities and salary benefits.
As a tech recruitment leader, here are three ways you can give yourself the edge when applying for an embedded software position:
- Qualifications and CPD
For those looking to break into a career in embedded software engineering, qualifications are a good place to start. A degree in computer engineering will give you a strong foundation to build on and from there you can develop your skills in embedded programming, software configuration, interface design, device driver management and electronics schematics.
- Experience & Proven Track Record
Experience will undoubtedly give you an edge in the jobs market, in addition to a proven track record in problem solving, project management and cross-team collaboration however what you lack in real-company examples, you can make up for with your own projects.
- Deep Knowledge & Interest in Emerging Trends
Demonstrating a deep knowledge in the latest (and emerging) trends, hardware and software stacks (and how they communicate with each other), and languages is essential, and will show that your focus is on the future of embedded software development, rather than where it has been in the past.
There’s a reason why so many have remained within the fields of embedded development. It’s a job that comes with many challenges – from a technical, business and human perspective – but, with patience, enthusiasm and a natural curiosity for solving these problems, the job is a rewarding one.
Take a look at these current embedded software jobs here.