Engineering degree or other appropriate discipline with minimal work experience, or evidence of an established, specialized engineering skill gained through experience in the absence of a formal degree. (Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and minimal experience in an unrelated field will likely start on the Department Assistant ladder.) Career Potential:As an initial position on the Technical Staff, an Engineer I is not expected to remain at this level for more than two to three years. During this time, the Engineer I is expected to demonstrate the appropriate engineering skills, intellectual motivation, and growth in independence and creativity to warrant promotion to the Engineer II position. Failure to reach the level of Engineer II within two to three years may warrant reclassification or termination.