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Aviation Software & Systems Engineer (Inertial Navigation Technology) at Garmin International

Posted in Software 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Olathe, Kansas

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

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.


Garmin aviation, now boarding – new engineers! Our avionics team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to help us create products that solve complex problems and make pilots lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. At Garmin, our aviation technology provides an industry-leading combination of performance, safety, quality, value, innovation and ease of operation to help our consumers get the most out of every hour they spend in the air.  We strive for continual innovation, resulting in high-quality, state-of-the-art products aimed at giving our pilots an unwavering level of confidence when they’re up in the air.


Our aviation product development team in Olathe, Kansas is hiring a full time Aviation Software & Systems Engineer to support successful conception, development, simulation, testing and maintenance of sophisticated avionics systems including, but not limited to, attitude and heading references systems (AHRS) and inertial navigation systems (INS).


Garmin’s Aviation Software & Systems Engineers are responsible for conceiving innovative ways to improve the functionality, safety, and/or efficiency of avionics systems, generally by applying sensor technologies through research of emerging sensor technologies and development of new algorithmic approaches which have potential to provide a competitive advantage for avionics systems.  Other core functions include designing, implementing, and testing embedded software for avionics systems and participating in support and maintenance of fielded systems numbering in the thousands and assisting in product design activities including electrical, software, or mechanical development.  Also, participate in product introduction into manufacturing and support of manufacturing and manufacturing testing. 

Qualified candidates will possess a Masters Degree or PhD in Electrical, Aerospace, Software or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university with a cumulative minimum 3.5 GPA or a field relevant to Garmin’s business needs for this role, or 4 years work experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description and demonstrated training and knowledge in dynamics, estimation, and/or control theory relevant to Garmin’s business needs for this role.  A minimum of 2 years experience performing a role that involves structured software programming, preferably C or C++ and active use of system design and analysis tools, preferably Matlab and/or Simulink.  Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and superior analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality are also a must!

Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of Inertial sensors and navigation relevant to Garmin’s business needs, experience with RTCA DO-178B software development and certification testing procedures, and or a Private pilot’s license are preferred.  Experience with production introduction into manufacturing and support of manufacturing and manufacturing testing of products utilizing inertial sensor technology. 

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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