Senior Firmware/ Software Validation Engineer

Lincolnshire, Illinois, United States
  • $92,700 - $139,100 per year
  • 4453004011 4453004*** show
  • April 2, 2024

Job Description
Remote Work: Hybrid

At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.

We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.

Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you’ll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.

Together, we’ve only begun to define the edge of what’s possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

We are seeking an experienced and diligent Senior Software Validation Engineer to join our dynamic team at Zebra Technologies. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing innovative testing strategies to ensure the delivery of high-quality products. The role involves developing and maintaining test plans, automating test scenarios, and evaluating the materials and techniques used in the production of Zebra’s devices and/or solutions.


  • Create and apply new test scenarios in exploratory or regression testing.
  • Automate test scenarios using scripting or dedicated tools.
  • Verify bug reports provided by customers; work with customers to specify reproduction steps.
  • Perform integration testing, including cross-platform test setups or interoperability with dedicated hardware.
  • Document defects with clearly described test setups and reproduction steps.
  • Analyze usability and visual consistency of graphical user interfaces.
  • Compare features against competition and prepare relevant performance benchmarks.
  • Create test plans and maintain test infrastructure.
  • Supervise processes and configure relevant tools for iteration planning, continuous integration, risk management, release criteria, and deployment.
  • Work on the architecture with developers to facilitate effective test strategies.
  • Evaluate the materials, properties, and techniques used in the production of Zebra’s devices or solutions.
  • Use statistical methods to design tests and verification test plans.
  • Actively review and apply the Market Requirements Document and Engineering Specifications to quantify metrics and acceptance thresholds.
  • Lead Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.
  • Conduct the bug review meetings with other stake holders and provide weekly updates to the core team.
  • Communicate proactively with the project team and other stakeholders about progress against test results.
  • Actively participate in program Risk Assessment and mitigation activities.
  • Provide product qualification or reliability test leadership over the product life-cycle.
  • May mentor or oversee the work of level 1, 2, or Technician level team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Computer Science/ Software Engineering or equivalent STEM technologies) with 5 + years of experience in firmware/ software testing and quality assurance.
  • Expertise in QA methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  • Strong experience with both white box and black box testing.
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge in Python Scripting or similar scripting language
  • Solid knowledge SQL Scripting/databases
  • Solid knowledge in .NET core or modern cloud base applications.
  • Experience in leading the test project is plus
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is plus.
  • Experience in Web/test automation tools like Java/Selenium/TestNG is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Network principles including Network Security protocols, 802.11, WLAN, VLAN, LAN, VPN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DHCP servers, Aruba and Cisco Access Points is a plus.
  • Certifications – CCNP, CCNA, CompTIA or similar certification is plus.
  • National Instruments LabVIEW certification is a plus.

Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability and protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Zebra is a federal contractor and is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a result, all U.S. based employees are subject to the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy and Procedure.

Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive – including healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning and development offerings. We offer community service days, in addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings depending on the country where you work.

Salary: USD 92700.00 – USD 139100.00 Yearly

Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience.
Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.

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