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Software Engineer 1 (Research and Development)

Company: Garmin International, Inc.
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Area 51 is our internal product Research & Development team. From kids wearables and hybrid watches to the latest lidar/ sonar technologies and even revolutionary motorsports products. We are in constant pursuit of new markets and cutting edge technologies. This Software Engineer 1 will develop software for industry-changing motorsports products, and much more in the future. This position will be located at our World HQ in Olathe, KS.

Within this team, you will have opportunities to contribute as an "intrapreneur" - we will surround you with a team of innovators with diverse skill-sets. We incubate and execute your big ideas!

If you're looking for an opportunity to bring your unique skills and perspective to a team focused on learning and venturing into uncharted territory, we want to speak with you!

Essential Functions:

  • Software development in C, C++, C#, or Java language or other selected languages for new products and/or applications
  • May serve in a lead capacity for complex software development project Designs and/or reviews architected modules and software systems supporting new technology or improving capability/performance of existing functionality
  • Decomposes functional requirements into well-defined tasks
  • Researches fundamental problems and implements algorithm solutions that are appropriate
  • Balances quality, quantity and complexity in work output
  • Offers peer technical assessments in areas of expertise, new technologies and software designs
  • Assist design engineering as needed with component datasheet review and schematic design review
  • May partner with electrical engineering or process manufacturer to turn on new processors
  • May work with software vendors to integrate externally developed deliverables into project
  • Evaluates new technologies as they apply to existing functions
  • Determines project goals and objective feasibility
  • Contributes to advanced technical research on new technologies
  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems
  • Offers process improvement suggestions and authors new procedures as appropriate


Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevant engineering/technical field OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Other Qualifications include:

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Demonstrates proficiency with designing well-architectured software systems and modules that support new technology or improve capability/performance of existing functionality
  • Must demonstrate competence with researching fundamental problems and implementing appropriate algorithmic solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a lead software engineer for a complex software project
  • Must possess the ability to decompose functional requirements into well defined tasks while balancing quality, quantity and complexity in work output
  • Demonstrated capability to offer peer technical assessments in areas of expertise, new technologies and software designs
  • Must possess proficiency in writing software in C, C++, C# or Java as appropriate for performing the essential functions of this job description
  • Must possess relevant experience and/or training in data structures or object oriented design methodology relevant to Garmin's business needs
  • Must possess relevant education and/or experience in software design, development and maintenance, as required for the successful performance of the essential functions of the position

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Superior academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)
  • OpenGL Experience

Relocation assistance is available.

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 , Software Engineer 1 (Research and Development), Other , Olathe, Kansas

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