The Next Generation of Embedded Engineers

The global demand for top talent across the Software and Hardware Engineering professions has grown at a jaw-dropping pace over the past five years, leading to extensive skill shortages in the Embedded Engineering markets.

As industries begin to advance and adopt integrated machine learning, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), embedded software systems, and other next-generation technologies onto the factory floor, a lack of skilled engineers to facilitate emerging technologies within engineering is proving to be a challenge.

The big push to connect and create the IoT is causing an intense war for talent demand for embedded software engineers and ultimately generating a talent gap where companies can’t find enough embedded software engineers to sustain demand.


As an industry, we’ve witnessed that the traditional embedded software engineer is still required to bridge the gap between the hardware and the new embedded application developers.

Still, multi-skilled talent is increasingly attractive to employers as they look to ‘skill stack.’

Highly complex skills are required as we enter, build and integrate Industry 4.0.

As we move toward Industry 4.0, engineering companies have taken it upon themselves to create “learning factories” to give mechanical and industrial engineers hands-on experience in emerging technologies.

Generating a new workforce that understands what’s involved in transitioning from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 is critical for engineering companies keen to remain competitive, cutting edge, and, of course, remain commercially viable.


Engtal connects engineering companies with the very best embedded engineers in the market – get in touch today to access talent.

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