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Garmin Algorithm Developer - GNSS Positioning Team in Olathe, Kansas

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

We are looking for a Software Engineer on the Positioning Team who is interested in working on a small team in a fast-paced environment at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS (a beautiful suburb of Kansas City). In this role you’ll be creating and productizing new technologies in how the user sees their location across different activities in consumer products at Garmin. In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, Implement, Verify and Integrate C++ algorithms onto a variety of platforms to enhance a user’s positioning experience with a variety of Garmin devices.

  • Utilize and ascertain quality of GNSS measurements and other sensor information to enhance positioning performance for a variety of applications

  • Evaluates various design trade-offs including power consumption, cost, reliability and time to market

  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques

Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevant engineering/technical field AND a minimum of 1 year relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience plus a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate proficiency with:

  • Writing algorithms in C/C++

  • An ability to develop and analyze data

  • Using scripting languages to automate analysis (i.e. matlab, python…)

  • Knowledge of GNSS measurements and related issues with GNSS chipsets (multipath, atmospheric errors, acquisition delays, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Kalman Filters

  • Strong understanding of probability statistics and a strong math background

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Developing on embedded devices

  • Knowledge of inertial sensors and sensor measurement errors and models

  • Software verification best practices

  • Developing quality software in a deadline focused environment.

Our benefits, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life, keep us competitive and allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future. We offer a choice of healthcare plans—with low or no premiums—which consistently rank in the 90th percentile when compared to other high-tech employers, plus dental and vision plans for you and your family. In addition, our financial benefits rate 82% above the median for technology companies comparable in size. Our 401K retirement plan provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.

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Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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