software engineer(redirected from Hardware engineer)
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|Noun||1.||software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
computer user - a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
cracker - a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; "crackers are often mistakenly called hackers"
hacker - a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"