A Design Engineer is a creative individual, who can help to bring fresh new solutions and products to a company. They will have a deep understanding of a company’s mission and values, and their client or customer needs. This will allow them to research and design products, systems or software that fit these needs, as well as to guide developers and engineers through the creation process.
Essential parts of a Design Engineer’s job description:
- Design Engineers will often have an area of speciality, whether this is commercial products or technical software. They will have a deep understanding of their speciality area.
- Depending on their area of focus, Design Engineers may work with teams ranging from Mechanical Engineers to Full-Stack Developers. They may also work with Data Analysts to help understand client needs.
- Design Engineers will regularly touch base with top management, to help stay up-to-date on areas the company is looking to expand in and ensure new products or systems are in line with this.
- Design Engineers will work in a huge variety of industries, including healthcare, government businesses, transportation, e-commerce and more.