The prospect of the profession of programmer microcontroller?

Good afternoon. Tightly engaged in system administration. Have a craving for electronics, to MK. Now working with AVR. In the future consider a career change. One of the considered programmer MK. If comparable wages with it? Is there any real jobs? What MK in demand at the moment?
That overall say? =)
Thank you.
June 10th 19 at 15:58
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June 10th 19 at 16:00
Solution
- work is by volume less than ecolodging of ancasta and bad code on peace. foreign orders are multiples more than the "domestic" applies to all difficulty levels/money.
- the average "programmer" MCU useless, orders where there is accurate and complete tor, description of peripherals, external connections = very little, the bare minimum is a complete knowledge about iron, connection and tying of the controller.
self - sufficient a good administrator is a person+laptop. a good self-sufficient "MCU programmer" is a lot more than the obvious stuff.
- possible flow of work (projects) the average is somewhere between implementing software and disposable hardwarekey. to find a job, where there will be one long project for design+support, it is difficult to count on it generally not worth it.
June 10th 19 at 16:02
The salary is very high, because require a high level even at the start. But not us. And remote work, not so much as in IT, unfortunately.
We have a few jobs, salaries are usually pretty sad in comparison with the same IT, a large part of electronics development, in General, we have is defense, and there his troubles...

Thrust to electronics, and pampering with arduinome, it is not enough to start even in this area. There's a very hardcore programming - need a bigger monitor resources, understand the different algorithms, it often happens that serious math, etc., Without specialized education, often there is nothing to do.

In future developments will tend to be based on ARM and FPGA. 8/16 bit microcontrollers, though used sometimes, but more often because of inertia, or very specific peripherals.

PS I did by the way, exactly the opposite transition, and absolutely not regret that. Now, if you live in Russia, unfortunately, the electronics design is good, just as an interesting hobby, not as a profitable operation.
June 10th 19 at 16:04
Well I saw the Bosch jobs in Germany. In Russia rather no than Yes. (in addition to any NII Raspalovachka)
June 10th 19 at 16:06
Heh. I'm doing electronics (including MK) 35 years old, have the appropriate education. A couple of years ago on one of the forums girl (apparently HR Manager) was offered a job programming industrial MK (don't remember exactly, but very much not the AVR). Wrote that can't find the spec for almost six months at a salary of$ 1,000. Very happy that I'm ready to take this job, but was very angry when I wrote that hardware was not the case. They need a specialist with experience. But where to get that experience she knows this despite the fact that those MK start from 500$, and the debug stand is worth more than$2,000
So I think that it's not MK, and PLK. - lester_Emmerich commented on June 10th 19 at 16:09
June 10th 19 at 16:08
Electronics -- it's a scheme, fee, code, debug. For codesta at least you need to know and be able circuitry, able to work with equipment + each project has its own specifics. On the AVR there is little that is being done, as wrote above the ARM and the FPGA.
On SN, then depends on the prof skill, it is possible to level it, but for this you need to know a lot and to perform complex tasks. I do not know how in Russia, but I monitor the job and some for a year not closed; I'm working as a freelancer, but there are nuances.
June 10th 19 at 16:10
In connection with the fashion for IoT, it seems to me promising. At least many programmers to Rust have a clear focus on embedded systems - where this language is well suited.

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