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Garmin Senior Software Engineer (Java Services) in Olathe, Kansas

If you’re a runner, cyclist, or triathlete, you already know Garmin as the maker of the industry’s best sports watches. We not only record data, but also break down our customers activities with insightful metrics, provide training hints and plans, help plan routes and navigate, and provide a holistic view of athletes’ health and conditioning.

Sports watches are just one of Garmin’s incredible range of products which help drive our $3B business. Along with these devices, Garmin has mobile apps and websites that provide users with a rich experience above and beyond what our wearables provide. Our Device Interaction services platform processes up to 30,000 requests per second to serve up to 3 million active users a day.

We are looking for a Software Engineer at our headquarters in Olathe, KS. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will help build a broad ecosystem that includes watches, sensors, mobile apps, websites, and APIs. We’re looking for strong technologists who enjoy working on cross-functional teams and are passionate about what they do. Our developers end up immersing themselves in training and sports and often join in user testing. Some responsibilities are:

  • Developing API’s, which are scalable, supportable, and reliable that service the entire Garmin ecosystem

  • Participating in the full lifecycle of development from conception, analysis, design, implementation, testing and deployment, and use Garmin and Third Party Developer APIs to support innovative features across Garmin devices, web, and mobile platforms

  • Working with developers across the globe on cutting edge technologies including microservices and big data/noSQL

  • Working in an agile environment delivering code frequently to production, so you get to see what you build in action quickly

  • Working on a platform that has a positive impact on millions of end user wellness and fitness wellbeing

  • Working in an ecosystem that you likely use on a daily basis

  • Delivering cutting edge features on one of the largest wearables platforms on the planet

  • Working on big scalability challenges that lend to looking at new technologies and ways of doing things

  • Working on silicon valley technology from the comfort of Kansas

Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevant engineering/technical field AND a minimum of 5 year relevant experience OR Master of Science Degree in any of the fields noted above AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience plus a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule. Qualified candidates will also demonstrate proficiency with:

  • Basic server design and debugging experience

  • Strong java skills and Spring experience

  • Ability to turn feature requests into technical designs

  • Willingness to take initiative and work independently while also collaborating in a team environment

  • Knowledge and experience with REST

  • Understanding of relational data fundamentals

  • Experience with big data and Elasticsearch is also a plus

  • Experience with test tools like JUnit, Arquillian, JMeter, etc.

  • Good communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members

  • Experience with Rabbit MQ and/or Kafka is a plus

  • Experience with continuous deployment patterns

Our campus in Olathe is growing, with a soccer field, sand volleyball courts, community garden, and more amenities planned for the near future. Garmin encourages an active lifestyle with things like a popular walking path, yoga classes, and groups of runners and cyclists organizing for outings over lunch.

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.