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Garmin Aviation - Team Leader Design Engineering in Olathe, Kansas


We are seeking a full-time Team Leader Design Engineering in our Olathe, KS location. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and directing a team of Electrical Engineers and Technicians that design and develop electronic components, products, and systems while enhancing existing designs, improving production techniques, developing test procedures, and focusing on project execution.

Essential Functions

  • Directly supervise various levels of design team members by setting the tone for the team environment and providing individualized coaching, training and mentoring

  • Participate in recruiting activities, interview, hire, train, and evaluate performance for the team

  • Participate in design reviews, assuring proper attendees and proper coverage of topics, imparting lessons learned and good design practices to all that attend

  • Create Product Development Plans as directed by engineering management

  • Ensure the team meets overall design goals in accordance with the product development plan or market requirements

  • Ensure the design is partitioned appropriately and assigned to qualified engineers

  • Monitor progress of the design team in meeting product requirements and schedule compliance as well as ensuring appropriate lab and field testing is performed

  • Assist Design Engineers and Technicians in performing tradeoff analysis of different circuit options

  • Understand production needs and ensure that engineers are working effectively with the production group as well as facilitating team work with other groups both inside and outside of Garmin (software, mechanical, sales, QA, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field AND 5 years relevant experience OR a minimum of ten years relevant experience

  • Excellent Academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)

  • Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes and documentation

  • Knowledge of Garmin’s product lines and customer needs

  • Broad technical knowledge and skills in various areas of Electrical Engineering (e.g., analog, digital, RF, and/or DSP

  • Detailed knowledge and experience with test equipment and software tools for electronics design, testing and documentation

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be positive, detail oriented, organized, team oriented and a driven problem solver, multi-tasker, and self-starter with the ability to prioritize and lead in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

  • Previous leadership or mentorship experience

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.

This position is eligible for Garmin's benefit program. Details can be found here: Garmin Benefits.