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Zebra Technologies Digital (Electrical) Engineer- Advanced Level in Germantown, Maryland


At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before.

A dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers , we each play a unique role - shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business.

Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality.

It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference - because together, we’ve only just begun.

We build today, so we can create tomorrow.

Join Zebra and change the world with us.

Do you love to dive into new technologies and seek new challenges? This is the job for you!


Capture Your Edge with a Global leader in the exciting field of Enterprise Mobile Computing (EMC). With Global Sales of over $4.22B USD, Zebra Technologies has 100+ global offices in 45 countries. Jim Cramer “Mad Money” – “This is a fast-growing company. I’m sticking by it.” – May 9, 2019

The Role

The Digital Engineer is a key member of the RFID hardware team. The most suitable candidate will demonstrate the ability to create a paper design and take it through to production. Design experience with embedded microprocessor and microcontroller-based systems is essential, as is a working knowledge of high-speed printed circuit design. Practical design experience with battery-operated systems, analog circuits and power minimization techniques will be highly valued.

This role often goes beyond digital design and requires a good and often detailed understanding of how firmware and hardware interact to control a system. This needs to be coupled with a good grasp of RF design, modern radios and antennas in order to efficiently collaborate with the various teams and contribute meaningfully. Must be creative, proactive, passionate about the details, organized, and possess good interpersonal skills. The position is based in Germantown, MD, with occasional travel to national and international locations.

The Team

Zebra’s RFID products provide the broadest range of innovative RFID technology solutions to enable your organization to identify, track, lead and optimize the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency. By enabling improvements in sourcing, visibility, security and accuracy, Zebra helps you ensure the right asset is in the right place at the right time. No matter where you want to deploy RFID, we have a solution for your application. Only Zebra offers a business and industrial line of fixed, handheld and hands-free RFID readers that can meet the needs of most any environment — from the carpeted office space to the retail sales floor, the warehouse, the production line and even the dock doors. Our fixed readers completely automate the capture of inventory information. Our handheld readers allow workers to keep accurate inventories and locate specific assets quickly and easily. While our mobile and hands-free readers allow for dynamic and point of sale read points, enabling increased visibility throughout the enterprise. Join our RFID hardware team and contribute to the leading-edge RFID technology Zebra brings to the world!


  • Essential Functions

  • Strong participation in architecture and platform development

  • Design of digital control systems for RFID and various other products from start to finish

  • Test and optimization of these circuits at board level and product level to ensure product requirements are fulfilled

  • Design of microprocessor and other circuits and capture in CAD tools. Provide layout mentorship to PCB designer

  • Simulation at board and system level using various tools to balance trade-offs and ensure a solid product design

  • Regulatory testing for non-RF requirements, debug and standards support

  • Bench prototyping of test circuits and soldering and rework as required for testing circuit boards

  • Manufacturing and multi-functional team interaction and support for project completion

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong teammate and communicator

  • Broad knowledge of modern digital systems

  • Industry experience and appreciation of a competitive landscape is a plus

  • Specialist in designing with embedded ARM-based microprocessors and/or microcontrollers

  • Experience with the constraints imposed by battery operated systems

  • Experience with battery charging circuits, especially Li-ion cells, is a plus

  • Experienced with a variety of common digital interfaces at the PHY level, including RS232, USB, I2C, SPI, Ethernet, SDIO, etc.

  • Experience with interfacing to various sensors, e.g. for temperature, acceleration, RF power, etc.

  • Specialist in fault analysis and resolution at system and board level

  • Specialist in the use of test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.

  • Understanding of PCB design from capture to layout - Cadence knowledge is a plus

  • Working knowledge of software and the software development process

  • An appreciation for tasks that are best implemented in hardware, as opposed to software

  • Knowledgable of soldering surface mount components and rework of boards containing surface mount components is essential

  • Basic understanding of PCB simulation software, e.g. Cadence Sigrity SI or similar

  • Working knowledge and RF techniques and the constraints of RF circuits

  • Understands digital radios and communications

  • Working knowledge of WiFi and BT


  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Masters in EE preferred

  • 5+ years’ work experience required as Digital/Electrical engineer with Bachelor’s degree in EE, 4+ years’ work experience required as an Digital/Electrical engineer with Master’s degree in EE.

  • Demonstrated success in multiple product designs in a Digital/Electrical capacity

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Location US-MD-Germantown

Job ID 89744

Function Engineering

Position Level Advisor/Advanced/Manager