Garmin Sr Audio DSP Software Engineer - Auto OEM - Kansas City HQ in Olathe, Kansas
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!
If cars are your thing, Garmin has your team. The worldwide leader in satellite navigation is making inroads in automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer). This quickly expanding, award-winning market includes a broad range of in-vehicle electronics, including automotive grade infotainment and telematics systems, navigation software, location-based services and integrated portable navigation systems.
We’re looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to help us deliver our intuitive navigation experience and other exciting in-car technologies to auto manufacturers around the globe.
We are looking for a full time Senior Software Engineer who is interested in developing drivers and middleware for Garmin's Automotive OEM Audio solutions on the next generation of navigation and infotainment systems at our headquarters location in Kansas City.
In addition to software development in C++, Lua, or C, Auto OEM Software Engineers will design and/or review architected modules and software systems supporting new technology or improving capability/performance of existing functionality.
To see what's happening in our Automotive OEM segment, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXFrcO9lDng
Senior Software Engineers on the Audio DSP team will also:
Research, prototype and evaluate new and emerging Audio technologies from the global markets
Test and debug software using debuggers, emulators, simulators or logic analyzers
Decompose functional requirements into well-defined tasks
Research fundamental problems and implements algorithm solutions that are appropriate
Balance quality, quantity and complexity in work output
Offer peers 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 and process manufacturer to turn on new processors
May work with software vendors to integrate externally developed deliverables into project
Evaluate new technologies as they apply to existing functions
Participate in project leadership and/or program planning including providing technical input to product development plans and concept documents
Make substantial contributions toward determination of project goal/objective feasibility
Mentor and/or supervises to less experienced Software Engineers (1 & 2)
Contribute to advanced technical research on new technologies
Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems
Offer process improvement suggestions and author new procedures as appropriate
Provide reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques
Apply good judgment in setting schedules and risk taking
Exemplify Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s image and culture
Apply knowledge of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering
Other responsibilities include reviewing product and/or application information manuals and brochures for technical accuracy and participating in product definition activities such as feature analysis and system tradeoffs.
Candidates for this role should possess a Master 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 3 years relevant experience OR Bachelor of Science Degree in any of the fields noted above AND a minimum of 5 year 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 designing architecture software systems and modules that support new technology or improve capability/performance of existing functionality and competence with researching fundamental problems and implementing appropriate algorithmic solutions. Demonstrated ability to serve as a lead software engineer for a complex software project and the ability to decompose functional requirements into well-defined tasks while balancing quality, quantity and complexity in work output are also required.
Other requirements for this role include:
Demonstrated capability to offer peer technical assessments in areas of expertise, new technologies and software designs
Strong C/C++ development skills
Previous experience developing on embedded devices
Familiarity with developing, debugging, and optimizing embedded multi-threaded systems running on Intel or ARM based processors.
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
Candidates with previous experience with Linux development, developing in Lua, as well as experience with Broadcast Radio technologies such as RDS, HD Radio, DAB and DMB are highly preferred!
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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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.