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C/C++ Software Engineer - AM / FM Tuner team at Garmin International

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Brea, California

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.

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

Our product development teams are looking for a full-time Senior Software Engineer, with a passion for developing software in C/C++, at our location in Brea, CA.


  • Serves in a leadership capacity for carrying out software development in C and C++

  • May serve as a Lead Software Engineer for a 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

  • Participates in project leadership and/or program planning including providing technical input to product development plans and concept documents

  • Makes substantial contributions toward determination of project goal/objective feasibility

  • Mentors and/or supervises to less experienced Software Engineers (1 & 2) 

  • 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

  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques

  • Applies good judgment in setting schedules and risk taking

  • Exemplifies Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s image and culture

  • Applies knowledge of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering


  • Review product and/or application information including manuals and brochures for technical accuracy

  • Participate in product and/or application definition activities including feature analysis and system tradeoffs

  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevant engineering/technical field AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

  • Proficiency in C/C++ software development

  • 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 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


  • Experience with tuner technologies such as: AM/FM, HD Radio, DAB/DAB+, DMB or Hybrid Radio 

  • Previous experience working in a team environment

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.

Relocation assistance provided.  

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.