07 Nov '12, 11pm

HP and the vanishing systems engineer - EE Times: HP and the vanishing systems engineerEE TimesLast week, Applie...

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Systems engineers are a vanishing breed at Hewlett-Packard. I suspect that’s the case for many OEMs, and I’m concerned what that means. Earlier this year, my company was doing a series of interviews with engineers under 30. I asked a long time HP contact if he could put me in touch with a couple young EEs. His response was like a splash of cold water. HP hasn’t hired any young engineers in years, he said. The company has focused on retaining a core cadre of veteran engineers with deep expertise; many younger engineers fell victim to the various waves of layoffs over the last few years, he said. Another long time HP contact fleshed out those observations over lunch at an industry conference recently. Only a few computer systems engineers are left at HP, he said. They work closely with HP’s contract manufacturing partners, typically in Asia, overseeing the...

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