Hardware Engineers are required to design computer hardware and equipment. The role includes researching developments in the field, developing the hardware, testing the designs and analysing the results.
Hardware Engineers will also analyse the client’s needs to recommend or design a hardware that is suitable for their requirements; they can also be required to customise and adapt the functioning of their existing hardware to better suit their practices. The role requires a team of hardware engineers, so candidates should be able to work effectively as a group to design new information technology systems. Hardware Engineers are required to communicate using technical language to their team members, as well as describing activities and design ideas to individuals with a limited technical vocabulary. A hardware or computer related degree is essential and the skills used are creativity, communication, critical thinking, a user-focused goal and the willingness to develop.