What Can I do With a Degree in Computer Engineering?

The information on this page is designed to help you explore possible careers. Use the links below to navigate to different areas of the page. We recommend working with a career counselor to help you identify careers based on your skills, interests, and values.

Resources with Ideas for Careers and/or Places of Employment

List of Employers and Job Titles Developed from Keyword Searches

The following list of employers and job titles was generated by searching the PSU jobs database (Handshake), WorkSource OregonQualityInfo (computer hardware engineers), Indeed, and LinkedIn using the keyword phrase “computer engineering.” It does not represent every possible job title/employer for someone who studied computer engineering. ACS provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for further exploration.

  • A-dec:  Embedded Software Engineer
  • Allied Reliability Group:  Utilities Engineer
  • Amazon: AWS Linux Cloud Support Engineer, Firmware Development Engineer-Solid State Devices, Hardware Quality Engineer, Senior Camera Test Engineer, Senior Audio DSP Engineer, Software Development Engineer
  • Apple:  Development Engagement Manager
  • Applied Materials:  Build and Release Tools Software Engineer
  • Aricent:  SDN Systems Engineer
  • Barco:  Software Engineer
  • Battelle:  Cyber Software Engineer II, Cyber Vulnerability Engineer (IOS Experience), Cyber Embedded System Engineer I, Cyber Computer Scientist I, Junior Applied Programmer, Cyber Reverse Software Engineer II,
  • Biamp Systems:  FPGA Development Engineer
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association:  Senior Security Engineer
  • Blue Origin:  Avionics Hardware FPGA Design and Verification Engineer
  • Cadence Design Systems:  Software Engineer
  • Compound Photonics:  Senior Digital Design Engineer
  • Corning:  Test and Measurements Engineer
  • EdgeLink:  Embedded FPGA Engineer
  • ESI:  Software Engineer
  • Google:  Lead Hardware Test Engineer-Data Center
  • HP: Embedded Firmware Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Network Security Engineer, Technical Solutions Architect
  • Hyster Yale Materials Handling:  Software Engineering Lead
  • Intel:  Component Design Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Rack Scale Design Systems Engineer, Silicon Architecture Engineer, Software Engineer, System on a Chip (SoC) Design Engineer, System Validation Engineer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Validation/Quality Assurance Engineer, Verification Engineer
  • Macropace Technologies:  FPGA Platform Debug Engineer
  • McAffee:  C++ Software Engineer, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), QA Automation Architect, Operations Apps Engineer, Software Development Engineer
  • METER Group:  Software Engineer
  • Mentor Graphics:  DRC Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer-Parasitic Extraction, Quality Assurance/Test Engineer-RET, Technical Marketing Engineer-Physical Verification
  • Microsoft:  Software Engineer-Incubation/Prototyping
  • Micro Systems Engineering:  Software Engineer
  • Micron:  Firmware Test Engineer, Module Test Engineer
  • Microsemi:  Quality Software Engineer, Staff Quality Assurance Engineer, ASIC Design/Verification Engineer, System Validation Design Engineer, Product Marketing Engineer-Space & Aviation
  • Midmark:  Engineer I-Firmware
  • Nest Communications:  Test Engineer
  • NEXT Biometrics:  Junior Firmware Test Engineer
  • Rigado:  Embedded Software Architect
  • Schneider Electric:  Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer
  • SRCTec:  Test Engineer
  • Steelcase: Senior Systems Architect
  • Swisslog:  Software Test Engineer
  • Synopsis: R&D Engineer, Software Developer for FPGA Technologies
  • Tektronix:  Product Line Optical Applications Engineer
  • Tesla:  Embedded Software Engineer
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific:  Embedded Software and FPGA Developer, IT Infrastructure Project Manager, System Administrator, Firmware Lead Engineer, Developer, Test Architect, Oracle Fusion Engineer, Database Support Engineer, Junior Software Engineering Specialist
  • Zebra Technologies:  Computer Engineer (Embedded Development)

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Careers Reported by Computer Engineering Majors on the American Community Survey

The following list of job titles was generated from American Community Survey data. Every year, the federal government surveys 3,000,000 people. This list shows some of the most-often reported careers for people who majored in Computer Engineering. Please be aware that additional education, internships, or career-related experience may be a prerequisite to some of the careers on this list. The University Career Center provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for exploration. To find a brief description of the following occupations, go to the Standard Occupational Classification system.

  • Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
  • Managers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Management Analysts
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Chief Executives and Legislators
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • Web Developers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety
  • Database Administrators
  • Lawyers and Judges
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Physical Scientists
  • Designers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Financial Managers
  • Clergy
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Artists and Related Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Social and Community Service Managers

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Resources with Descriptions of Typical Computer Engineering-Related Roles

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Professional Associations

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