Junior Hardware Design Engineer - Thorofare - job 676974

Checkpoint Systems

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Thorofare, New Jersey

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, is a global leader in merchandise availability solutions for B2B and B2C retailers, encompassing loss prevention, merchandise visibility and IoT product ecosystems that work in concert to drive profitability and enhance the customer experience. Checkpoint Systems provides end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Our intelligent retail solutions are built upon 49 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, software, cloud-based SaaS, and customizable labeling and EAS antennas capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.  Our customers include many of today’s top brick and click retailers, offering an array of customizable solutions for Drug, Supermarket, Apparel, Electronics, General Merchandise and Big Box stores.  Global headquarters is located in Thorofare, NJ, and features a state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center, showcasing Intelligent Retail Store solutions.

Checkpoint Systems operates in every major geographic market and employs over 4,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits package that includes life, health, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending accounts and tuition reimbursement. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We also provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people with opportunities to collaborate with global teams, launch innovative products, and grow professionally with a dynamic organization.  

EEO AAP Employer/Vet/Disabled 
Drug Free Workplace

Job Description

The Junior Hardware Design Engineer, as a member of our hardware team of experts, contributes to the design, development and deployment of RF & RFID Applications for our retail customers.

With little supervision, the successful candidate works creatively in a team-oriented environment to design solutions, meet deadlines, and complete challenging engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in RFID technology and applying these skills to our product portfolio.

The successful candidate will contribute to our innovation team, assist substantively in planning technical aspects of the development projects, and then executing to it. They are responsible for their deliverables and, together with the team, for the entire application.

Main Responsibilities

  • Specify, design, and develop Hardware systems and interfaces for new and existing products.

  • Research solutions to complex technical problems under specific performance, size, power and cost constraints, recommend viable and cost-effective approaches, select key components.

  • Review and analyze digital and analog hardware designs: part selection, schematic entry, layout, timing, signal integrity, derating, power consumption, test.

  • Work with CAD and Contract Manufacturers to produce prototypes and production grade boards.

  • Validate and trouble-shoot prototypes and production builds. Generate related reports.

  • Guide development of hardware test procedures for manufacturing of new and existing hardware.

  • Co-develop hardware with Firmware Engineers and FPGA Design Engineers and assist in board bring up



  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred


  • 2-5 years of experience with board level analog and digital circuit design, simulation, layout and debug

  • Working experience with DSP, microcontrollers and microprocessors reference designs and development kits

  • Working experience with memory devices and technologies – SRAM, SDRAM, DDR, Flash, EEPROM

  • Working experience with peripheral interfaces, such as RS232, RS485, Ethernet, USB, I2C, SPI, LVDS

  • Experience working with FPGAs (Xilinx) and FPGA Design using Xilinx ISE/Vivado Design suites, Modelsim

  • Experience using Mentor Graphics PADS or equivalent to produce mixed-signal schematics and PCB layout

  • Experience with signal integrity analysis and simulation

  • Experience developing low-power electronics

  • Experience building and bringing up hardware for embedded Linux platform is preferred

  • Complete the validation of their design and of the entire application to prove requirements are achieved

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of analog and digital circuitry design principles, attributes, issues, component selection, and optimization strategies

  • Working knowledge of hardware design for EMI/EMC Global compliance

  • Ability to use Test equipment: oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer and network analyzer for design and debug

  • Knowledge of Embedded C programming and MATLAB preferred

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications

  • Driven to work towards meeting project goals and deadlines

  • Driven to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers

  • RFID & RF understanding preferred

  • Working knowledge using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio to generate and present reports

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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