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Aviation Software Engineer - OEM Lead

Company: Garmin International, Inc.
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Garmin is looking for a full time Aviation Software Engineer - OEM Lead who is interested in developing software, providing technical leadership and project planning for Garmin's Integrated Flight Deck at our location in Olathe, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. In this role, you'll be responsible for serving in a leadership capacity to integrate Garmin's products into the cockpits of industry-leading aircraft. You'll write software in C and Python, configure the flight deck to meet your customer's requirements, and integrate software for delivery to the customer. This role provides a customer-facing opportunity with aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in addition to software engineering responsibilities. Essential functions of the role include:

  • Software development for safety-critical airframe specific and airframe independent functionality
  • Successfully managing OEM relationships, including: positive and proactive communication, understanding and advocating for requirements from customers, managing feedback, and ensuring expectations are appropriately calibrated with our OEM partners
  • Developing and maintaining high quality deliverables for our OEMs in alignment with their engineering, flight test, and production schedules
  • Familiarity and understanding of how Garmin Aviation's product offerings come together as an integrated flight deck
  • Working cross functionally with Garmin's program coordination, systems, system tests, human factors and flight operations teams to ensure all aspects of a program are tended to

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or a technical field (such as CIS or IT) from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of one-year relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge and utilization of engineering tools necessary for successful performance of the essential functions of this job description
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and possess experience necessary to develop moderately complex software in C, C++, C#, Java, assembly language, Python, or other selected languages
  • Demonstrates mastery of relevant software engineering tools (configuration management systems, build processes, debuggers, emulators, simulators and logic analyzers)
  • Demonstrates customer service skills and exudes servant leadership with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills required to facilitate effective teamwork between various groups responsible for the success of an airframe program

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Previous work or internship experience, particularly in aviation
  • Work experience in a team environment
  • Experience with RTCA DO-178 software development and certification
  • Experience with systems engineering principles
  • Private pilot's certificate

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.

Keywords: Garmin International, Inc., Olathe , Aviation Software Engineer - OEM Lead, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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