• Sr Systems Engineer, Solutions

    Location CA-Mississauga
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  • Overview

    Systems Engineers (SEs) in Zebra will provide technical leadership in the development of mobile computing Hardware (i.e. electronic circuits and mechanical enclosures), Software, and Solutions.

    They will use market and customer trends to guide the development of product concepts, will lead architectural analysis of solutions, and will coordinate feasibility studies and design tradeoffs among the Engineering, Product Management and Program Management stakeholders.

    Also, SEs will be responsible for capturing the solution, system, and product requirements, for monitoring their verification, and for assurance of overall solution reliability.


    The scope of Systems Engineering responsibilities will include:

    • Collaborating with Product Management and the Customer in defining the Use Cases and in defining the Device and Solution implementations; this will include participation in Customer site visits;
    • Working closely with the Product Management team and with the Solutions Architecture team to refine Use Cases using structured methodologies and capturing them in an engineering database tool called Polarion;
    • Decomposing System Epics (E) into Product Capabilities (C), User Stories (US), and Solution Features (F);
    • Application of Agile development methodologies in both Hardware and Solution development;
    • Providing overall technical leadership across Electrical, RF, Mechanical, and Software Engineering functions driving, or participating in, the following:
    • Product Requirements Specifications
    • System Level architecture for the product family, including defining the hardware and software feature requirements
    • Operating Systems considerations
    • Competitive Benchmarking
    • Compatibility and Interoperability
    • Master Verification Plans
    • Program schedules and budgets
    • Technical issues and risks management
    • Managing and reporting on Customer-Facing Attributes (CFAs) and Critical Parameter (CP) Testing
    • Tracking and Reporting on the product BOM
    • Defect and Issue Management Tracking using JIRA


    Education, Experience, and Specific Knowledge / Skills:

    • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Science; Masters preferred.
    • 5 – 10 years of experience with specification and development of computing platforms and architectures.
    • 3+ years leading cross functional product development teams, especially in wireless or mobile computing applications, with in-depth knowledge of key elements such as processors, displays, radios, and batteries.
    • Demonstrated capability of applying systems engineering analysis and modeling methods.
    • A very valuable asset is a strong software background including experience with:
    • application and driver development in mobile OS environments (Android, WinMo, WinCE);
    • device endpoint security, multi-factor authentication, anti-virus, biometrics, secure computer architectures and certificate and key management;
    • networking protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, VPNs, client/server and network management;
    • experience with WWAN (LTE, UMTS, GSM/CDMA), WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11i, 802.1x, CCX), and Bluetooth, including security protocols.
    • Prior experience working in an Agile development team is an asset.
    • Highly self-motivated individual with the ability to effectively present to senior leads within the EMC organization.
    • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with ability to positively influence and persuade highly technical associates.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both in person and over the phone/online
    • Experience working in a global organization with geographically distributed teams

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