While working remotely as an engineer was less common in the past, companies are increasingly accommodating workers looking for remote options. Here at Black Diamond Networks, we typically have at least a couple of open remote engineering positions at any given time.
Read on to learn more about remote engineering jobs and opportunities you should check out right now.
Why now is a great time to find remote engineering work
These days, every candidate has options for remote work. If that is your preference, you can literally look everywhere for a job that matches your needs. More companies are realizing that refusing to consider remote or hybrid candidates can cost them top talent.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) shared their thoughts on this topic recently, pointing out that “engineering skills are so specific that individuals with technology can work from remote locations” and “companies that get creative with remote workers are going to thrive”.
With so many companies already providing remote options, and with more companies realizing the merits of doing so, now is an excellent time for you to find remote engineering work.
Why some engineering jobs can’t be performed remotely
Remote engineering jobs were less common in the past because most roles required at least some level of onsite hardware or mechanical interaction. If your role requires activities such as equipment interaction or debugging, you will likely have to do some or all of your work on client premises.
However, most software roles can be done remotely, and as more companies turn to online network storage solutions, more aspects of engineering jobs can be performed through a VPN connection or other similar tools and technologies. As long as you can access all the files and data you are working with remotely, you should not have to work on client premises.
Engineering opportunities in the biotech vertical
Companies in the biotech and life sciences vertical have diverse engineering needs, including lab automation, desktop software application, machine controls, test setup, and more. You may already have or eventually develop specialized experience with the following:
- Medical Devices
- Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Embedded Software
- V&V Engineering
- And much more!
Whether you are new to the biotech engineering space or already established as an experienced contractor, you are sure to find remote engineering opportunities that meet the criteria you are looking for in your next role.
Are you ready to start applying to remote engineering positions? Check out our active list of open remote engineering jobs now. Keep in mind that we have a robust client list with plenty of positions to fill, so even if you do not see a suitable role on this list, we can still help you find what you’re looking for.
Do you have any other questions about working remotely as an engineer or anything else? Your Black Diamond Networks experts can help! Get in touch with us so we can help you achieve your goals.