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Garmin Technical Lead Software Engineer in Olathe, Kansas


We are seeking a full-time Technical Lead Software Engineer - Java/Spring Framework for our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for being a key indidvidual technical contributor and/or Lead Software Engineer in major product and/or application development project or software development for significant new applications of known technology.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for providing key technical contributions for major new products and/or applications including software development in Java, spring framwork or other selected languages

  • May serve as a Lead Software Engineer for projects in new markets or relying heavily on new technologies

  • Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced software engineers (Software Engineer 1 & 2 & Senior Software Engineers)

  • Serves as architect for solutions that span multiple groups or disciplines

  • Works with software vendors to integrate externally developed deliverables into projects, as required

  • Evaluates new technologies, features and functions and offers suggestions

  • Offers process improvement suggestions and authors new procedures as appropriate

  • Defines general approaches and specific solutions to technical problems considered state of the art

  • Applies extensive technical expertise and analysis to all assigned projects and resolves complex problems

  • Provides significant contribution to software reviews across multiple product and/or application types

  • Completes broadly defined complex tasks including taking conceptual ideas and putting them to practice by using creativity and ingenuity

  • Supports working hours as part of a rotating schedule to provide on call support of Garmin’s 24/7 operations

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math, Physics or related field AND a minimum of 9 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

  • Demonstrated experience in serving as the lead software engineer for projects in new markets or relying heavily on new technologies

  • Strong experience with Java, Spring Boot, and Spring framework

  • Experience with SQL and HBase

  • Experience with Rabbit MQ and/or Kafka

  • Demonstrated experience with architecting solutions for multiple groups and/or disciplines

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be positive, detail oriented, organized, team oriented and a driven problem solver, multi-tasker, and self-starter with the ability to prioritize and lead in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

    Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

    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.