Top 30 Engineering Job Titles [with Descriptions] (2023)

What are the best Engineering job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 265 Engineering titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series calledJob Titles: The Definitive Guide.

In this article, you’ll find:

  • Types of Engineering— 15 types of engineering with examples of top companies currently hiring these types of engineers.
  • Engineering Hierarchy — The standard org chart for Engineering department positions with examples from each of the major 6 Engineering levels. I include examples of top employers and what they call their titles.
  • The Top 30 Most Searched-For Engineering Titles — A column chart of the top 30 Engineering positions that candidates search for on Google.
  • 22 Engineering Job Titles and Descriptions — A list of the top 22 Engineering job titles and descriptions that employers request.
  • Funny Engineering Job Titles – A few funny job titles we found for engineers.

What are the types of engineering?

There are many hundreds of job titles when recruiting engineers. Here are 15 top engineering disciplines with examples of companies hiring engineers for them:

  • Aerospace Engineering (NASA)
  • Biomedical Engineering (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Chemical Engineering (Tesla)
  • Civil Engineering (Department of Energy)
  • Computer Engineering (AT&T)
  • Data Engineering (Salesforce)
  • Electrical Engineering (General Electric)
  • Environmental Engineering (Chevron)
  • Hardware Engineering (Apple)
  • Network Engineering (Pinterest)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (Amazon)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Facebook)
  • Quality Engineering (Honeywell)
  • Robotics Engineering (Postmates)
  • Software Engineering (Google)

Developer vs Engineer

A quick note on software engineering. Although the companies above hire engineers, some also hire developers.We have found that these job titles can be used interchangeably. You can read more about the developer vs engineer debate in ourtop 50 software developer job titlesblog.

For this blog, we decided to focus on job titles with the word “engineer” or “engineering” in them. Now, let’s have a look at a typical org chart of engineering job titles.

Engineering Hierarchy

Below is an engineering hierarchy chart with top seniority listed at the top down to entry-level jobs at the bottom:

Top 30 Engineering Job Titles [with Descriptions] (1)
  • Chief Engineer – Chief Engineering Officer,Head of Engineering,
  • VP Engineering – Vice President of Engineering, Engineering Executive, VP Software Engineering
  • Director of Engineering – Principal Engineer, Lead Engineer, Director Engineering
  • Engineering Manager – Software Engineering Manager, Engineering Program Manager, Manager of Engineering, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Senior Engineering Manager
  • Individual Contributors –Software Engineer, Network Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Engineer, Data Engineer, Product Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Technician
  • Entry Level – Engineering Intern, Apprentice Engineer, Engineering Aide, Engineering Clerk,Entry Level Engineer, New Grad Engineer, Junior Engineer.

Here’s a longer list of titles by each row of the pyramid with little more texture on each:

Job Titles for Engineering Leaders

Top engineering leaders do not always have the word “engineer” in their title.At Adobe, the Chief Information Officer, Abhay Parasnis, is responsible for leading the engineering department. The current Chief Technical Officer at Siemens, Ankur Rawat, leads the engineering team and is an engineer himself.

Below are the top 5 titles I found candidates and employers using for Engineering leaders.

  1. Chief Engineer (Lockheed Martin)
  2. Head of Engineering (Airbnb)
  3. Chief Engineering Officer (Salesforce)
  4. Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  5. Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

VP of Engineering Titles

Here are the top titles I found candidates and employers using for Engineering Vice President titles:

  1. VP Engineering (FitBit)
  2. Vice President of Engineering (Zazzle, Inc.)
  3. VP of Engineering (HPE)
  4. Engineering Executive
  5. Vice President Engineering (Yelp)
  6. VP Software Engineering
  7. Vice President Software Engineering
  8. Executive Vice President of Engineering (Zendesk)

Director of Engineering Titles

Here are the most used Engineering director titles:

  1. Director of Engineering (Glassdoor)
  2. Principal Engineer (Automattic)
  3. Lead Engineer (Magic Leap)
  4. Director Engineering (Instacart)
  5. Director of Software Engineering (Salesforce)
  6. Systems Engineering Director
  7. Director of Mechanical Engineering (Samsung)
  8. Director of Manufacturing Engineering (JUUL Labs)
  9. Civil Engineering Director

Engineering Manager Titles

There are numerous Engineering Manager alternative titles to use. Here are the top job titles I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Engineering Manager (Redfin)
  2. Software Engineering Manager (Zillow)
  3. Mechanical Engineering Manager (Lyft)
  4. Industrial Engineering Manager (Ulta Beauty)
  5. Sales Engineering Manager (Google)
  6. Manufacturing Engineering Manager (Tesla)
  7. Electrical Engineering Manager (Northrop Grumman)
  8. Senior Engineering Manager (HPE)
  9. Civil Engineering Manager (Shell)
  10. Engineering Program Manager (Apple)
  11. Design Engineering Manager (DoorDash)
  12. Project Engineering Manager (Duke Energy)
  13. Automation Engineering Manager (Facebook)
  14. Manager of Engineering (Splunk)

Individual Contributor Engineering Titles

When you get to the individual contributor level of Engineering positions, there is more granularity. Here are the top 25 I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Software Engineer (
  2. Network Engineer (Pinterest)
  3. Mechanical Engineer (JUMP Bikes)
  4. Quality Engineer (Honeywell)
  5. Electrical Engineer (Samsara)
  6. Engineer (Google)
  7. Data Engineer (Salesforce)
  8. Product Engineer (Y Combinator)
  9. Manufacturing Engineer (Amazon)
  10. Engineering Technician (Tesla)
  11. Machine Learning Engineer (Facebook)
  12. Chemical Engineer (Duke Energy)
  13. Civil Engineer (Kimley-Horn)
  14. DevOps Engineer (Glassdoor)
  15. Design Engineer (Uber)
  16. Systems Engineer (Cloudflare)
  17. Computer Engineer (AT&T)
  18. System Engineer (TripActions)
  19. Automation Engineer (Apple)
  20. Field Engineer (Microsoft)
  21. Industrial Engineer (Home Depot)
  22. Security Engineer (Zendesk)
  23. Computer Hardware Engineer (Cisco)
  24. QA Engineer (Lyft)
  25. Environmental Engineer (Chevron)

Entry-Level Engineering Job Titles

Here are the top 20 entry-level Engineering titles I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Entry Level Software Engineer (Reynolds and Reynolds)
  2. New Grad Software Engineer (L3Harris)
  3. Junior Software Engineer (Google)
  4. Entry Level Network Engineer
  5. Junior Network Engineer (Booz Allen Hamilton)
  6. Engineering Intern (Red Hat)
  7. Entry Level Data Engineer
  8. Software Engineer Intern (Capital One)
  9. Apprentice Engineer (Linkedin)
  10. Junior Data Engineer
  11. Engineering Aide (Lockheed Martin)
  12. Civil Engineering Intern
  13. Mechanical Engineering Intern (Facebook)
  14. Entry Level Embedded Software Engineer
  15. Electrical Engineering Intern (Apple)
  16. Engineering Clerk (Kohler)
  17. Process Engineering Intern (Tiffany & Co.)
  18. Chemical Engineering Intern (Tesla)
  19. Manufacturing Engineering Intern
  20. Design Engineering Intern

Top Engineering Job Titles (Candidates)

Below is a list of the top 30 Engineering job titles based on Google queries we found on ahrefs.

Software Engineer is the top searched-for job by candidates and also the most requested engineering job description by employers (see Top 22 list below).

Top 30 Engineering Job Titles [with Descriptions] (2)

Top 22 Engineering Job Titles and Descriptions (Employers)

Below are the top 22 Engineering Job Description titles employers request on Google, according to ahrefs.

I’ve included a brief description for each as well as the # of job title searches per month by employers.

Software Engineer

A Software Engineer designs computer software. A Software Engineer is also responsible for:

  • Software Development
  • Software Systems Maintenance
  • Software Evaluation
  • Software Testing

# of job title searches per month: 4,100

Electrical Engineer

An Electrical Engineer designs and develops electrical systems and equipment. An Electrical Engineer tests and manages the manufacturing of electrical devices like phones, motors, and power equipment. An Electrical Engineer may also develop new processes or standards for electrical product manufacturing.

# of job title searches per month: 1,200

Systems Engineer

A Systems Engineer develops and implements computer network systems for an organization. A Systems Engineer is also responsible for:

  • Testing Software and Servers
  • Improving Systems Processes
  • Upgrading Hardware
  • Managing Server Workstations and Network Computers

# of job title searches per month: 1,200; System Engineer: 1,000; Network Engineer: 1,000

Data Engineer

A Data Engineering collaborates with the data science team to build data solutions for a company. A Data Engineer develops information processes for data management, data acquisition, data migration, and data mining. Using various programming languages, a Data Engineer create a company’s data infrastructure.

# of job title searches per month: 1,100

Project Engineer

A Project Engineer manages large engineering projects. A Project Engineer is responsible for:

  • Coordinating Engineering Project Teams
  • Scheduling Project Milestones
  • Assessing Risks
  • Acquiring Project Resources
  • Off-site Project Supervision

# of job title searches per month: 1,100; Field Engineer: 300, Field Service Engineer: 250

Mechanical Engineer

A Mechanical Engineer is part of the design, testing, and production of various mechanical products for a company. A Mechanical Engineer develops prototypes for testing, oversees the manufacturing process, and investigates equipment failures. A Mechanical Engineer works across many industries and develops products like medical devices, electric generators, batteries, and elevators.

# of job title searches per month: 800

Quality Engineer

A Quality Engineer monitors the quality of an organization’s processes and fixes any issues that arise. A Quality Engineer is responsible for:

  • Designing Quality Standards
  • Testing Product & Process Quality
  • Collaborating with Engineering Team to Improve Quality

# of job title searches per month: 800; QA Engineer: 300

Civil Engineer

A Civil Engineer supervises and designs the construction of major public works projects. A Civil Engineer monitors the construction of bridges, dams, airports, and highways and also acts as a point of contact with government officials. A Civil Engineer also creates documents for project updates and technical reports.

# of job title searches per month: 800

Manufacturing Engineer

A Manufacturing Engineer develops and improves the manufacturing process for a company by studying manufacturing and product methods. A Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for:

  • Designing research programs to evaluate the manufacturing process
  • Improving manufacturing efficiency by studying workflow and resource management
  • Testing products after manufacturing
  • Maintaining manufacturing regulatory compliance

# of job title searches per month: 700; Product Engineer: 350


An Engineer is a broad term for a professional who designs, builds, or maintains machines. An Engineer applies science and math principles to solve real-life problems and design products to meet consumer needs. An Engineer also tests prototypes, supervise production, estimate project costs, and monitor efficiency. The role of an Engineer may vary by industry, but has also has similarities.

# of job title searches per month: 700; Engineering Technician: 200

DevOps Engineer

A DevOps Engineer works with software developers and IT team members to facilitate code releases. A DevOps Engineer is responsible for:

  • Improving IT Infrastructure
  • Optimizing Release Cycles
  • Software Automation

# of job title searches per month: 500; Automation Engineer: 200

Security Engineer

A Security Engineer builds security systems and firewalls to protect organizations from cyber threats. A Security Engineer conducts security assessments, conduct tests, and create reports for senior management. A Security Engineer also evaluates new security options and makes recommendations.

# of job title searches per month: 350

Computer Hardware Engineer

A Computer Hardware Engineer designs and develops the physical equipment that makes up a computer. A Computer Hardware Engineer is responsible for:

  • Researching new types of hardware
  • Developing hardware
  • Testing hardware
  • Resolving hardware issues

# of job title searches per month: 300

Chemical Engineer

A Chemical Engineer designs systems and equipment used for chemical engineering processes. A Chemical Engineer produces a variety of chemicals used for production and manufacturing like fuels, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals.

# of job title searches per month: 250

Design Engineer

A Design Engineer creates products and systems in various engineering fields. A Design Engineer focuses on the science of how things are made and works for construction companies, research firms, product manufacturers, and government organizations.

# of job title searches per month: 250

Nuclear Engineer

A Nuclear Engineer researches and develops processes related to nuclear energy and radiation. A Nuclear Engineer is responsible for designing safe systems to use electricity and radioactive materials for the medical industry, power companies, and industrial production.

# of job title searches per month: 250

UX Engineer

A UX Engineer, also known as a User Experience Engineer, conceptualized and creates a user flow experience for customers. A UX Engineer evaluates existing applications and recommends user experience improvements. A UX Engineer also does initial studies with potential users to improve customer experience.

# of job title searches per month: 250

Environmental Engineer

An Environmental Engineer finds solutions to handle environmental waster and pollution. An Environmental Engineerapplies physical, chemical, and biological principles to prevent and to solve problems related to the environment. An Environmental Engineer studies microorganisms and how they affect communities.

# of job title searches per month: 200

Chief Engineer

A Chief Engineer is the head of an engineering department. A Chief Engineer leads a team of engineers to complete different projects related to software, hardware, civil, and other engineering specialties. A Chief Engineer approves budgets, project plans, and project designs.

# of job title searches per month: 200

Applications Engineer

An Applications Engineer improves the functions of different types of software. An Applications Engineer also has an understanding of hardware and other IT solutions. An Applications Engineer works directly with a customer to identify software needs and requirements.

# of job title searches per month: 200

Database Engineer

A Database Engineer creates and manages databases for an organization. Database Engineers are responsible for:

  • Building new databases
  • Modifying existing databases
  • Updating database requirements

# of job title searches per month: 200

Machine Learning Engineer

A Machine Learning Engineer focuses on data science models and algorithms that produce working machines. A Machine Learning Engineer is responsible for:

  • Performing machine learning model testing
  • Implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Fine-tuning algorithms
  • Verifying data quality through data cleaning

# of job title searches per month: 100

Funny Engineering Job Titles

Below are some funny/creative engineering titles we’ve found.

  • Director of Spam Reception(Spam Data Engineer)
  • Happiness Engineer (Support Engineer) (Automattic uses it)
  • Miracle Worker (Engineer)
  • Random Engineer(Developer)…Albert Sheu, Quora Software Developer
  • Software Ninjaneer (Software Engineer)

Want more funny techie job titles. Check out our(there are 20+ funny IT titles, 13 software engineering titles and many more for sales/marketing/finance/ops, etc.

Other Resources on Engineering Job Titles

In addition to the sources cited above, special thanks to these experts on Engineering titles:

  1. Alex Holderness’s article onWhat’s The Difference Between a Developer and an Engineer?
  2. Emily Rose Prats’s article onWhat Do Software Engineers Do?
  3. Danielle Ganon’s article onWhat Does an Electrical Engineer Do?
  4. Pedro Martinez’s article onWhat Makes a Good IT Systems Engineer?
  5. Vik Paruchuri’s article onWhat is a Data Engineer?
  6. Donal Tobin’s article onData Engineering: What Does a Data Engineer Do? How Do I Become One?
  7.’s article onWhat Is a Project Engineer?
  8. Bureau of Labor Statistics article onMechanical Engineers
  9. Jayne Thompson’s article onWhat Does a Quality Engineer Do?
  10. Michael Roberts’s article onWhat Does a Civil Engineer Do?
  11.’sManufacturing Engineer Job Description
  12. CareerBright’s article onWhat Does the Job of an Engineer Involve?
  13.’s article onEngineers – What They Do
  14. Tivix’s blog onWhat Does a DevOps Engineer Actually Do?
  15. Cyber Degree’s article onHow To Become a Security Engineer
  16.’s article onWhat Is a Computer Hardware Engineer?
  17. UNSW’s articleAbout chemical engineering
  18. Mary Kearl’s article onHow (And Why) to Become a Design Engineer
  19.’s article onA Definitive Guide: What Do Nuclear Engineers Do?
  20. Alex Ewerlöf’s article onWho is a “UX Engineer”?
  21. Daniel A.Vallero’s articleEnvironmental Engineer
  22. Betterteam’sChief Engineer Job Description
  23. Stephen Watt’s blog onApplication Engineer Roles and Responsibilities
  24. Crystal McKee’s article onThe Database Engineer Skills That Employers are Looking for
  25. Cogito Tech’s article onWhat Does A Machine Learning Engineer Do: Role & Duties

Why I wrote this?

My team and I share this research on Engineering job titles to help you optimize your own titles. This supports our mission to transform job descriptions. Check outOngig.comto see how our software transforms your job titles and job descriptions.

by Heather Barbour in Job Titles


Top 30 Engineering Job Titles [with Descriptions]? ›

In no particular order or level of significance, try these on for size: Senior Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Engineer, Principal, Lead Engineer, Executive Engineer, Associate, Project Engineer, Senior Associate, Junior Engineer, Director, Team Leader, Design Engineer, Associate Director, Team Head, Chief Engineer, and ...

What is the hierarchy of engineering job titles? ›

In no particular order or level of significance, try these on for size: Senior Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Engineer, Principal, Lead Engineer, Executive Engineer, Associate, Project Engineer, Senior Associate, Junior Engineer, Director, Team Leader, Design Engineer, Associate Director, Team Head, Chief Engineer, and ...

What is the highest title in engineering? ›

A Chief Engineer is the head of an engineering department. A Chief Engineer leads a team of engineers to complete different projects related to software, hardware, civil, and other engineering specialties. A Chief Engineer approves budgets, project plans, and project designs.

What is the #1 best engineering job? ›

Here are the best engineering jobs:
  • Biomedical Engineer.
  • Petroleum Engineer.
  • Environmental Engineer.
  • Civil Engineer.
  • Mechanical Engineer.
  • Architect.
  • Environmental Engineering Technician.

What does engineer 1 2 3 mean? ›

For Engineer I, duties are performed at the. entry/training level; for Engineer II, duties are performed at the advanced level; for Engineer III, duties are performed at the journey level: • Provide public counter support to developers, builders, contractors and the general public.

How many levels of engineering are there? ›

In broad terms, engineering can be divided into four main categories – chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Each of these types requires different skills and engineering education.

What is the highest grade engineer? ›

Grade VIII Engineers (GS-14, Senior Executive Service (SES))

As the top level of engineer, these people make broad decisions and set programs for an organization, answering to regional councils or boards of directors.

Which is the hardest engineering? ›

What Is the Hardest Engineering Major?
Top 3 Hardest Engineering MajorsTop 3 Easiest Engineering Majors
1. Chemical engineering (19.66 hours)1. Industrial engineering (15.68 hours)
2. Aero and astronautical engineering (19.24 hours)2. Computer engineering and technology (16.46 hours)
1 more row

Which is the richest engineering field? ›

Top 10 Highest Paying Engineering Jobs of 2022
  1. Environmental Engineer. ...
  2. Biomedical Engineer. ...
  3. Systems Engineer. ...
  4. Electrical Engineer. ...
  5. Chemical Engineer. ...
  6. Big Data Engineer. ...
  7. Nuclear Engineer. ...
  8. Aerospace Engineer.
Mar 24, 2023

Who is the highest paid engineering? ›

Petroleum Engineers

What type of engineer is Elon Musk? ›

With no formal training in aeronautical engineering, Elon Musk has been able to create and lead his rocket science team at SpaceX. He took his aerospace company to the level of NASA and international space associations.

What is the happiest engineering job? ›

7 Most Fulfilling Engineering Careers
  • Petroleum Engineering. ...
  • Electrical Engineering. ...
  • Aerospace Engineering. ...
  • Computer Engineering. ...
  • Chemical Engineering. ...
  • Biomedical Engineering. ...
  • Civil Engineering.
May 24, 2019

Which engineering has lowest salary? ›

What engineering job has the lowest salary? The bottom 5 lowest paid engineers include marine engineers, civil engineers, architectural engineers, agricultural engineers, and automotive engineers.

What is an engineer 11? ›

Engineer II is the intermediate level in the environmental engineering series. Under general supervision within a framework of established policies and procedures, incumbents perform a variety of engineering and administrative tasks of moderate difficulty requiring the use of some independent judgment.

Is engineer III a senior engineer? ›

Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy. The Engineer III position is the advanced level of the Engineering classification hierarchy.

What does engineer 4 mean? ›

Engineer IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be an Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience.

Is engineering the hardest major? ›

Engineering degrees are unanimously considered to be among the toughest college majors out there.

Which engineering has the least math? ›

Environmental Engineering

It's considered one of the easier engineering majors that you can study though, because it's not as focused on advanced math and physics as other engineering majors.

What are the 6 stages of engineering? ›

The Engineering Design Process includes six steps. For each step, click the button for an example of how engineers might go about designing a new car.
  • Step 1: State the Problem. ...
  • Step 2: Generate Ideas. ...
  • Step 3: Plan and Select a Solution. ...
  • Step 4: Build the Item. ...
  • Step 5: Evaluate. ...
  • Step 6: Present the Results.

What is the ideal GPA for engineers? ›

3.5 – The safest “good” GPA

A 3.5 and above is considered a great GPA for engineering students. It shows that you get mostly A's in all of your classes. Occasionally, companies will require a 3.5 GPA or above for internships.

What is a level 9 engineer? ›

Level 9 – Distinguished Software Engineer.

What is the average GPA for engineers? ›

Now that you know what goes into an engineering GPA, you can better understand what makes one “good.” Generally, you'll find that good engineering GPAs fall between 3.0 and 3.8. Yes, this is kind of a wide range, but this is because there are multiple types of engineering degree programs.

What are the top 5 hardest engineering degree? ›

There is no denying that some majors are more difficult than others. According to relevant research, the top 5 most challenging engineering majors are chemical, aerospace, biomedical, electrical, and computer engineering. These majors lead to well-paying careers essential for our world's smooth operation.

Which engineering has the most math? ›

Electrical engineering is the most math heavy of the engineering disciplines. You rely heavily on differential equations when dealing with advanced circuit analysis and electromagnetism is basically a physics and math course. In a close second is mechanical engineering, which uses dynamics a lot.

Which is the toughest degree in the world? ›

What are the hardest degrees in the world? Ranked by Experts
  • Chartered Accountancy.
  • Astrophysics.
  • Quantum Mechanics.
  • Law.
  • Aerospace/ Aeronautical Studies, Engineering.
  • Biomedical Studies, Neurosciences, Biochemistry.
  • Nursing.
  • Dentistry, Medicine.
Dec 16, 2022

Where do engineers get paid most? ›

Which Countries Offer the Highest Salaries for Engineers?
  • Canada. Canada is one of the countries that are ahead of others in terms of infrastructure and access to natural resources. ...
  • New Zealand. New Zealand is one of the lucrative countries where engineers thrive well. ...
  • Switzerland. ...
  • Germany. ...
  • England. ...
  • Australia. ...
  • Japan. ...
  • China.
Mar 16, 2023

Which engineering is fastest growing? ›

After industrial and civil engineering, mechanical engineering is slated to experience the greatest absolute increase in employment openings. The BLS (2021) reports that jobs in this field are expected to grow 7 percent resulting in the addition of 20,900 jobs, with positions rising from 299,200 to 320,100 by 2030.

Are there any billionaire engineers? ›

Bill Gates is one of the world's wealthiest engineers

According to Forbes, Gates' estimated wealth is around $104 billion. He is the sixth richest person and 7th most powerful person in the world.

What engineers make 300k a year? ›

300k salary engineer jobs
  • AI Research Engineer. Approximate Labs —Remote. ...
  • Test Engineer/DFT Engineer. Volt Workforce Solutions —Milpitas, CA3.7. ...
  • Principal Software Engineer. ...
  • Sr Data Engineer - $120k-$300k (Python, ML Pipelines) ...
  • VP of Engineering. ...
  • Founding Software Engineer. ...
  • Inference Service Engineering Manager. ...
  • Staff Engineer.

Can engineers make 500k a year? ›

Yes, a software engineer can make $500,000 a year.

However, $500,000 a year is far higher than the average salary of a software engineer. Software engineers typically earn a salary that falls within the range of $60,000 per year to $130,000 per year.

Can engineers make 200K? ›

Engineering jobs are consistently some of the highest paying, with a medium annual wage of around $100K. On the higher end of the pay range, many engineering jobs will even reach a starting salary of $200K.

Is Mark Zuckerberg an engineer? ›

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's original engineer, contributed more to that code than anyone else in the early years of its existence.

What engineer is Tony Stark? ›

Anthony Edward Stark, the son of wealthy industrialist and head of Stark Industries, Howard Stark, and Maria Stark, is born on Long Island. A boy genius, he enters MIT at the age of 15 to study electrical engineering and later receives Master's degrees inelectrical engineering and physics.

What type of engineer is Mark Zuckerberg? ›

Mark Zuckerberg - Software Engineer - Freelance | LinkedIn.

Which engineering is stressful? ›

Yes, mechanical engineering is a stressful job.

This is because mechanical engineers are always busy designing, developing, and testing mechanical and thermal devices.

What is the funnest type of engineering? ›

Which Engineering Fields Of Study Are The Most Exciting?
  • Interesting Engineering Fields Of Study. ...
  • Structural Engineering. ...
  • Environmental Engineering. ...
  • Robotics Engineering. ...
  • Petroleum Engineering Fields Of Study. ...
  • Aerospace Engineering. ...
  • Automotive Engineering. ...
  • Data Science And Machine Learning.
Mar 12, 2021

What is the best engineering job for introverts? ›

Mechanical engineers are highly technical critical thinkers and although they typically work in teams and need to be comfortable collaborating and managing projects, they also spend a lot of their time working independently—a great setup for an introvert.

What engineering job is the easiest to get? ›

Easiest Engineering Degrees
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Biomedical Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Petroleum Engineering.
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering.
Nov 13, 2022

What is Engineer 1 vs 2 vs 3? ›

The standard software engineering career levels are as follows: Level 1 - Software Engineer. Level 2 - Senior Engineer. Level 3 - Staff Engineer (alternate: Senior Staff Engineer)

Why are engineers paid so much? ›

They hold huge responsibilities in their work to complete their tasks competently, and if they do so, their companies are rewarded greatly. Because there's so much money in this industry, specialized workers, such as software engineers, are paid well. They also often receive large performance-based bonuses.

How long does it take to go from engineer 1 to 2? ›

The Engineer II gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. To be an Engineer II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience.

What is an L8 engineer? ›

Level 8 – Principal Engineer

Years of experience: 10+ Total compensation: $1,143,200. The Google L8 salary is exceptionally high because employees at this level play a key role in the creation of technical strategies.

What is an L6 engineer? ›

L5 - System design ability is weighed heavily, along with communication skills. L6- This is judged on ability to deliver impact and deal with a significant degree of complexity.

What is level 5 engineer? ›

Engineers at level five are typically senior staff engineers or advanced staff engineers. People working in these jobs typically have a minimum of seven or eight years of experience in their field. They should have the ability to perform programming tasks and large engineering projects with Independence and expertise.

How old is a senior engineer? ›

Senior Engineer Age
Senior Engineer YearsPercentages
40+ years49%
30-40 years31%
20-30 years20%
Sep 9, 2022

How many years is considered a senior engineer? ›

While the path to becoming a senior engineer may look different for everyone, a general rule of thumb is that it usually takes at least 5–6 years of relevant engineering experience to become a senior engineer.

How much does a L10 make at Google? ›

💰 $234k - average Google Software engineer (L10) salary [updated 2023] | Candor.

What is the highest 4TH engineer salary? ›

4TH Engineer salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.9 Lakhs to ₹ 19.9 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 8.0 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 178 latest salaries received from 4TH Engineers.

What engineer codes the most? ›

Computer and electrical engineering require coding more than any other branch of engineering. If you opt for these disciplines, you will need to learn programming languages like Python, C++, Matlab, and C.

What is next level for VP of engineering? ›

VP of Engineering Within a Company

This role will usually report to the chief executive officer (CEO) or chief technology officer (CTO).

What level is director of engineering? ›

Directors of Engineering typically report to higher-level executive level management, and oversee one or more lower-level Engineering Managers.

Is VP or CTO higher? ›

A CTO (Chief Technology Officer) is the highest technology executive position within a company. The CTO oversees all overarching technology infrastructure while reporting directly to the CEO. The VP of Engineering, however, primarily deals with the management of development teams and preparing and optimizing budgets.

Is C-level higher than VP? ›

Is the VP considered a C-level position? C-level positions are reserved for those with chief roles, such as chief operating officer. Vice presidents are known as V-level management, which are below C-level positions.

What are the levels of seniority engineering? ›

Starting your engineering career
  • Engineer I. As a first-level engineer, you may be working as an intern or a junior software engineer. ...
  • Entry-level software engineer II. ...
  • Mid-level software engineer III. ...
  • Staff engineer IV. ...
  • Senior staff engineer V. ...
  • Principal engineer VI. ...
  • Engineering manager IV. ...
  • Director of engineering V.
Mar 10, 2023

What is the highest salary for director of engineering? ›

What is the total pay trajectory for Director of Engineering?
Job TitleSalary
Director of Engineering$253,589 /yr
Senior Director of Engineering$292,848 /yr
Vice President of Engineering$299,846 /yr

What is higher than a director engineering? ›

The vice president of engineering is the role above the director of engineering. The director of the engineering role is typically where a person first starts to manage managers; where a vice president of engineering is where a person starts to manage the company as a whole.

What comes after director of engineering? ›

Job titles that are especially common for a Director Of Engineering to move into include Vice President Of Software Engineering, Vice President Of Technology, Director Of Technology, Director of Product Management, Platform Director, Solutions Architect, Program Manager and Software Engineer.


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