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In learners dictionary, experience can be countable with the meaning of

something that you have done

and uncountable with the meaning of

skill or knowledge you get by doing.

Then, what is correct expression

  1. ... with decades of experiences in software and hardware design ...

or

  1. ... with decades of experience in software and hardware design ...

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Well, the usual expression is

... with decades of experience in software and hardware design ...

if you are (for example) writing a resume. This is because, collectively, your work and studies regarding these matters constitute your skill or knowledge about them.

However, it might be possible to say

... with decades of experiences in software and hardware design ...

but this sounds like you are talking about all the instances where you dealt with software and hardware design. In other words, it sounds like you are saying that you have decades worth of stories regarding software and hardware design. I doubt this is what you mean.

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  • Good point about the potential meaning of the plural.
    – AlannaRose
    Jul 17, 2016 at 9:57
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Your answer is at the bottom of the definition you linked:

b : the length of time that you have spent doing something (such as a particular job)

She has five years' experience as a computer programmer.

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