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Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists

Also called: Deployment Engineer, Engineering Director, RFID Engineer (Radio Frequency Identification Device Engineer), RFID Systems Engineer (Radio Frequency Identification Device Systems Engineer)

Where in the Army? In the Army: Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer

What they do:
Design and implement radio frequency identification device (RFID) systems used to track shipments or goods.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify operational requirements for new systems to inform selection of technological solutions.
  • Integrate tags, readers, or software in radio frequency identification device (RFID) designs.
  • Perform systems analysis or programming of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.


Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Program testing software
  • Framework for integrated test FIT
  • JUnit
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Compact Framework CF
Development environment software
  • C
  • Microsoft Visual Studio


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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