Software Engineering Manager
Garmin - Olathe, KS

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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 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!

Come on board with Garmin! Our engineering teams are looking for a self-motivated, confident and passionate leader to guide teams in the development of high-quality, state-of-the-art marine, aviation, automotive, outdoor or sports products that give our consumers an unwavering level of confidence when on the water, in the air, on the road, or in the outdoors. Our engineering teams lead the industry with innovative technology that integrates performance, safety, quality, value, innovation and ease of use into our products – to help our customers make the most of their investment.

We're seeking a Software Engineering Manager, for one of our product development teams, located at our headquarters in Olathe, KS. In this role, you’ll provide leadership and coordinate the activities of multiple software engineering teams focused on the design of new products, enhancement of existing designs, and development of test procedures.

You'll also plan resource requirements, participate in recruiting activities, interview, hire, and train employees plus plan, assign, and direct work and appraise performance and track product software development to be certain project milestones are met. Other responsibilities including coordinating and participating in generating software requirements and designs including product operation and interface specifications, building healthy relationships within and across teams and promoting sharing of software technologies and designs across multiple product platforms.


A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for this role. Qualified candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to effectively manage technical human resources plus also these experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of Garmin’s overall product line and customers
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with high level language structure in C or C++
  • Knowledge of micro controller architecture and Assembly language
  • Detailed knowledge and/or ability to learn Garmin’s software development methodology
  • Other education and/or experience as required for the specific projects or products he/she will develop
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, a team focus, and a positive attitude and demonstrated ability to work well with others are also required for this role.

At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow.

Garmin offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefit plans around. We offer extensive health care coverage with little to no contributions, depending on the plan. Plus, we offer company-paid dental insurance, stock options, a 401k plan, a pension plan….trust us, it doesn’t get much better than this. Unless of course, you want to talk table tennis, fitness spaces, product discounts….come on, what are you waiting for? Apply today.

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