How to Hire a Computer Engineer

Does your growing business need a Computer Engineer? Computer Engineers can help develop and maintain your company’s digital infrastructure.

Here are some tips to help you find great Computer Engineer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $31.34 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $9.00$89.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Computer Engineer?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Computer Engineer hire can help your business:

• Develop, test, and distribute software systems
• Provide technical support to your company’s computer systems
• Maintain and update applicable software systems to prevent failures or security breaches

Skills to look for in a great Computer Engineer

A great Computer Engineer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Certification and experience in computer programming languages
• TCP/IP network knowledge
• Experience with tools and techniques to troubleshoot bugs and system issues
• Teamwork and collaborative work style
• Appetite for continuing education
• Teamwork and collaborative work style

Writing a Computer Engineer job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified Computer Engineer candidates. A Computer Engineer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Computer Engineer jobs, such as:

• Computer Engineer
• Software Engineer
• Senior Software Engineer

Interviewing Computer Engineer candidates

Strong candidates for Computer Engineer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Developing documentation to support system changes and updates
• Proficiency in programming languages and system architecture
• Using tools to collaborate on the testing, development, and implementation of new systems

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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