C++ GUI Software Engineer

Company: Garmin ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description 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.

At Garmin, we create products that solve complex problems and make people’s lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. Whether you are interested in developing software using C++, we have a future for you. We are looking for a full-time software engineer to develop software at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. The software engineer develops moderately complex software, creates and executes designs for small sets of new functionality. May also perform as Lead Software Engineer for small projects or sub projects.

Our PND (Portable Navigation Device) product development team in Olathe, Kansas (a beautiful suburb of KansasCity)is hiring a full-time C++ Software Engineer to architect and develop software solutions for Garmin PND products. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and executing designs for small sets of functionality as part of a software project.

Develops moderately complex software primarily in C++ for Garmin products and/or applications consistently following Garmin’s coding standards and in accordance with applicable software development methodology and release processes. Utilizes software engineering tools such as configuration management systems, build processes, and debuggers in the software development process.

Other essential functions include:
  • 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
  • Applies a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion
  • 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
  • Works collaboratively and professionally with other Garmin associates in cross functional teams to achieve goals
  • Job RequirementsQualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Math, 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. Other requirements include:
    • Must possess a minimum 1 year of work experience
    • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
    • 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++ or other selected languages
    • Demonstrates mastery of relevant software engineering tools (configuration management systems, build processes, debuggers, emulators, simulators and logic analyzers)
    • Must demonstrate proficient ability to capture and document software requirements
    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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