In hardware engineering, there are many roles: for example PCB Design engineer, FPGA engineer etc.

Can we ask questions like:

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of a FPGA engineer?
  • What are the skills required for a PCB engineer?

on Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange?
If not, is there any other Stack Exchange site to ask such questions?

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    \$\begingroup\$ No one I guess. Quora is the popular platform for queries like that. Aaaaaaaaaand I personally don't like Quora. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mitu Raj
    Jun 18, 2021 at 7:33

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I'd try on chat. I don't think it would be well-received on the main site. For example, searching for engineer skill is:question will show a few similar questions, all of which are closed.

There also was a question about how to ask for career advices here, posted 10 years ago, and the answer was the same: chat.

Of course, chat drags much less people.

I also tried to check if there are other sites on the SE network where this kind of questions would be appropriate. The workplace is dedicated to career-related topics, but it seems asking about skills required for a specific job is off-topic according to this answer (written by an ex-mod of the workplace site). There is also a specific close-reason on this site that confirms it is off-topic: "Questions asking for advice on a specific choice, such as what job to take or what skills to learn, are difficult to answer objectively and are rarely useful for anyone else. [...]"

So, apart from chat, I don't think it can be asked anywhere on Stack Exchange. But I'm pretty sure there are discussion forums outside of SE where you could ask this.


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