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Embedded Vision Software Engineer - Area 51 Team 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.

The Area 51 group at Garmin has a vision to be the most innovative incubation team in the Consumer Electronics industry - to consistently deliver the highest new product category success rate and positive revenue impact.  Want to explore new market opportunities? Think you can conceive winning product concepts? Do you like to challenge the status quo?  Then, you will want to be a part of this team!

Area 51 seeks a full-time Embedded computer vision software engineer to perform object tracking, signal processing, digital image processing, in addition to C/C++ programming at our world headquarters location in the greater Kansas City area.

You will create algorithms based on a proven concept, and you will implement an image-processing algorithm. You will also test software using debuggers, emulators and simulators; perform software releases and software quality assurance activities; and work collaboratively and professionally with other Garmin associates. Other essential functions include:


  • Creates and executes designs for small sets of new functionality as part of a software project

  • May perform as a technical leader or Lead Software Engineer for derivative software project

  • Collaborates and adds value through participation in peer code reviews, providing comments and suggestions 

  • Provides reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques 

  • Performs technical root cause analysis and outlines corrective action for given problems 

  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced software engineers (Software Engineer 1)

  • Estimate level of effort, evaluate new options of similar technology, offer suggestions to improve processes, and provide comments on some electrical design aspects

  • Apply Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibit a desire to see Garmin succeed

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:



  • Must possess a minimum 1 year of work experience programming in C/C++ and strong algorithm development skills




  • 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++,




  • Demonstrates mastery of relevant software engineering tools (configuration management systems, build processes, debuggers, emulators, simulators and logic analyzers)



Experience programming on ARM processors and experience developing for consumer products is highly preferred!

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that 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. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

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