Systems Engineer, Advanced

Location CN-Shanghai
Job ID
Queen Cai
Employment Type
Employee (Full-time)
Position Level


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.


Zebra’s Application Engineering team is a part of Zebra’s Fixed Industrial Scanning and Machine Vision product team.  It consists of machine vision subject matter experts responsible for ensuring that our products/solutions meet the needs of customers and partners.  Core to our mission is to drive application/solution development for key strategic opportunities, as well as assist with vital product development/roadmap projects.  In doing so, our systems engineering skills help drive the growth of Zebra’s fixed industrial scanning and machine vision product portfolio and revenue pipeline.


As a member of this team, you will communicate regularly with product managers, software development engineers, account managers, and sales engineers to prioritize your workload and ensure that your efforts are having the greatest impact on our product roadmap, sales pipeline, and business growth.  Your experience and expertise will drive the success of both the Zebra Fixed Scanning/Machine Vision sales team and a strong network of channel partners that represent our product portfolio to the marketplace.



  • This position will be majority focused on supporting product/solutions requirements, and opportunity development in the APAC market – initially China and South Korea.
  • Establishes requirements for highly complex system design projects and may lead a team responsible for establishing requirements. Ensure correct features are incorporated first in the projects. Ensures correct features are incorporated first in the projects
  • Architects and designs highly complex system projects. Completes all phases of the projects. Follows through on all in-process and final inspection activities
  • Drives code review of projects. Develops and applies technical and quality improvements
  • Creates new programs, technologies and solutions based on novel or unique ideas. Ensures new ideas and methodologies are documented for use by software teams
  • Uses status as a knowledge leader in system design and functional knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines and program management to provide technical leadership to a given program
  • Defines requirements for and may design complex new tools to aid in the analysis and solving of complex problems
  • Initiates cross-company collaboration and develops positive relationships with other engineering disciplines
  • Exercises judgment (within broadly defined policies and practices) in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • May coordinate the activities of other personnel
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Interacts with management and senior customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines. Represent the organization as the principal customer contact and often performs project leadership


  • Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or related field required
    • 3+ years of experience with fixed industrial scanning and/or machine vision solutions, including knowledge of technology, products, and the marketplace.
    • Knowledge of Electrical engineering principles– hands on experience working with schematics, wiring, hand tools, etc.
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing and/or logistics processes and environments
    • Experience with Linux scripting and ability to work with Linux OS
    • Experience with Python and/or Bash


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Working knowledge of basic imaging principles – experience with setting up cameras, lensing, lighting, filters, focal lengths, etc.
    • Ability to design test parameters to validate product performance to solution requirements
    • Strong communications skills with an ability to effectively dialogue with and present to customers/partners 
    • Ability to analyze large amounts of data and concisely communicate results and consequential actions
    • Ability to cope with conflicting demands and to prioritize tasks
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines on a regular basis
    • Self-starter with the ability to plan, manage and drive projects and initiatives to completion
    • Understanding of product marketing and positioning
    • Certified Vision Professional a plus
    • Experience working directly with customers/partners
    • Experience working in a matrixed and collaborative team-focused environment
    • Experience with Modbus and Mitsubishi PLCs
    • Fluent in Mandarin and/or Korean
    • Language proficiency in English  

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