Director Embedded Software Development

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The Director of Embedded Software Development is responsible the leading a global software team in the design, development and delivery of product software for Zebra Technologies Enterprise Mobile Computing business unit.  We are the global leader in the development of mobile devices for key Enterprise business segments including Transportation & Logistics, Field Mobility, Warehouse and Retail.


  • Lead software development team responsible for embedded Android o/s to achieve business goals through collaboration, effective communication and successful execution (on time, on spec and on budget)
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and execute the long-term vision and strategic direction of the software development team
  • Translate chipset OEM Android BSP’s into a fully featured and rugged Enterprise class product
  • Define and coordinate hardware and software strategies and dependencies ensuring execution alignment
  • Drive continuous improvement of Agile development model, SW metrics and functional excellence
  • Work with strategic development partners and suppliers to drive strategy development and execution
  • Drives a Quality mindset into all aspects of software development ensuring we exceed customer expectations
  • Incorporate innovation and differentiation into product development driving a competitive advantage into the portfolio
  • Effectively coordinate across multiple disciplines, a strong, open and collaborative work style, and customer mindset with the ability to translate business goals into requirements and action
  • Development and review of software development budgets and ensuring they comply with defined business goals, guidelines, and objectives
  • Lead establishment of new software development strategies for the organization
  • Hire and develop great people; inspires passion in others
  • Expects and drives innovation of her/his team
  • Ability to translate between being strategically minded and tactically focused to ensure team effectively executes critical enterprise deliverables/objectives





  • BS in Engineering required, Masters preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience leading global software development team responsible for delivering Android operating system level software including a proven track record of quality designs and driving in differentiation and innovation
  • Strong low level Android operating system level development experience including understanding of Android framework, HAL and Linux kernel
  • Mobile device background preferred
  • Demonstrated Experience in Agile Software Development Model
  • Excellent Collaboration, Communication and Problem Solving Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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