design and development engineer job description

Design and Development Engineer

Discover the design and development engineer: roles, educational background, skills, salary,…

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ELSYS has design centers in Europe (France), Eastern Europe (Serbia) and a branch in the USA (California, in the Silicon Valley).


What does a design and development engineer do?

The design and development engineers, in the context of embedded systems engineering activities, intervene on all phases of projects’ life cycle:

  • Tender study, technical solutions proposal, quotation
  • Project management, team coordination, clients and suppliers relationships
  • Participation in the development phase

They usually report to a design center director and work in coordination with business managers as well as technical experts of their company.

Another name for the job: electronics project manager.

How to become a design and development engineer?

To become a design and development engineer, it is necessary to have a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and to have a strong experience in project management and development.

Required Skills

The required skills for this job are numerous and various:

  • Digital electronics : Microcontrollers, FPGA, microprocessors, DSP, DDR Memories, Flash, eMMC…
  • Analog electronics : packaging, filtering, amplification, acquisition
  • Specification, design, test and tuning
  • Project management : specification, quotation, planning management, qualification, testing/deliveries


Added to these required skills, complementary skills are appreciated:

  • RF/HF electronics: frequency synthesis, filtering, modulation
  • Software development: C, C++
  • FPGA development in VHDL


To succeed in such a position, in addition to the technical skills, it is necessary to be autonomous, to be a source of proposals, to be a committed person, and enjoy teamwork.


In general, in France, senior engineers earn more than 35K€ a year. This obviously depend on their educational background, position, experience, activity area etc.


ELSYS Design recruits in France in the cities of Paris, Rennes, Nantes, Grenoble, Lyon, Aix en Provence, Nice Sophia Antipolis, and Toulouse. You can see the offers on our jobs board.

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