• Principal RF Engineer

    Location US-MD-Germantown
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  • Overview


    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.

    Designs, develops, modifies and evaluates components and processes used in the generation, manipulation, transmission and storage of electricity. Resolves design approaches and parameters. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data and conducts experiments




    • Architects, designs, and supports developing, and testing of hardware solutions to several highly-complex technical projects. Creates specifications for the projects. Leads technology roadmap process. Recommends project approach and goals
    • Champions new thinking and creativity in team members to cultivate and retain top talent. Coaches others on how to effectively develop, communicate, and implement new solutions
    • Prioritizes quality and seeks out improvements in all aspects of the hardware projects
    • Maintains keen awareness of competitor products and development direction to help direct designs to exceed the competition
    • Uses status as a developer of novel and creative solutions to build business and bring positive attention to technologies and services
    • With other engineering disciplines, develops next generation ideas and solutions to meet client needs before the competition
    • Analyzes competitor intellectual property and participates in activities related to protecting intellectual property
    • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • May supervise the activities of others
    • Builds formal networks involving coordination among groups
    • Serves as organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs
    • Acts as prime consultant on large projects that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives


    • Bachelor's degree or Masters in an appropriate engineering discipline required
    • Bachelors degree and 9+ years experience or Master's degree and 6+ years experience
    • RF design
    • Experienced board level RF/Analog circuit designer
    • RF design experience in the 2GHz-8GHz range
    • RF System level design experience, Ultra WideBand (UWB) a big plus
    • Experience with BLE/Wi-Fi/LoRa/GPS RF design
    • Solid understanding of system level antenna design
    • Experience with very low power, batter10+ years experience in y based designs
    • Have taken RF products through FCC/ETSI compliance testing
    • Proven ability to write complex technical requirements documents

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