What does a Digital Design Engineer do?

Digital design engineers create, develop, and improve digital systems and tools, taking a lead role in overseeing the entire process from concept to implementation. They configure and evaluate system architecture, and use modeling and testing to assess and refine designs. They take an active role in leading validation and verification processes and developing testing programs. They regularly use coding and programming languages, and customize designs for real-world use settings.

Digital design engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, although some employers require a master’s degree or other advanced training. Must be comfortable working with digital design architecture and related tools and technologies. Requires proficiency with standard programming and coding languages, and hands-on experience with modeling tools, along with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Digital Design Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,828 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $71K
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Digital Design Engineer Career Path

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Digital Design Engineer
Jun. 8, 2020

“Good salary and hike.”

Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments
Digital Design Engineer
May 18, 2021

“Good for long term career”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Digital Design Intern
Oct. 20, 2020

“Good Learning curve for intern”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Digital Design Intern
Oct. 20, 2020

“Good incentive based on Semiconductor market”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Digital Design Engineer
Apr. 12, 2020

“good job security”

ASIC Digital Design Engineer Sr1
Mar. 26, 2021

“Good work life balance”

IC Digital Design Engineer
Sep. 17, 2019

“No career progress”

ON SemiconductorON Semiconductor
Digital Design Intern
Sep. 18, 2021

“Opportunity to work on real solutions for automotive industry was indispensable.”

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