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Fundamental Engineering Principles - What are the expectations form developers and engineers?

Elevate your engineering career via aligning with these fundamental engineering principles. This article will provide you with guidance on common expectations from an engineer. Exercise the given tips in your day-to-day work life, and the confidence will be steaming from your ears! Points mentioned in the article apply to all disciplines of engineering at all ranks; junior developer, senior electronics engineer, VP of engineering, all the same.


You can find the video narration of this article on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKlfcNzTqrg

Video has additional tips for each principle discussed. If you want to read the comments or leave a comment, do so under YouTube video. If you want to contribute to the article, make a pull request on GitHub.


What are the expectations form developers and engineers? Below are the fundamental engineering principles, explained one-by-one in bullet points.

1 - Communication

2 - Collaboration

3 - Analytical thinking

4 - Organization

5 - Engineering excellence

6 - Money

7 - Commitment

8 - Leadership

9 - Confidence

10 - Finally, always remember the engineering motto. “The stage is beneath our talent, but we shall elevate it”. Fine words from the wise man Jhin. We make the world a better place.

You will experience most of these during your career. These will also come up repeatedly in job interviews for anything from engineering to management. Do not try to memorize them, use them. It is the best way to learn.