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Garmin Software Engineering Team Leader (Product Development) - Brea, CA in Brea, California

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.

If you’re looking to lead, we’re looking for you. We’re seeking a dedicated team leader to direct and coordinate activities of a software engineering team. Directly supervise software team members with daily observation, assuring appropriate attendance, and providing assistance to team members. You will direct activities related to addressing gaps in software security as the industry security landscape evolves. Must be able to directly supervise software team members, consulting with Human Resources to address employee relations issues, hire and train new associates and oversee training and mentoring of all associates on your team.

Garmin is looking for a Software Engineering Team Leader to direct and support product software engineers on our growing Automotive OEM team at our location in Southern California (Brea).

In this role, you’ll be responsible for coordinating and participating in generating software requirements and designs for a product or family of products in accordance with Garmin’s software development methodology. Other essential functions include:

  • Represent your team and attend customer meetings (via Skype and occasional travel) to ensure proper requirements are being met

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

  • Create product development plans as directed by engineering management

  • Interview, hire and train new associates

  • Assist team in developing state-of-the-art infotainment systems; jump in and do code reviews and write patches when necessary

  • Oversee training and mentoring of new associates in the arts of software engineering and project management

  • Ensure the team meets overall development goals in accordance with the product development plan or market requirements and ensure project milestones are met

  • Monitor progress of the software teams in meeting product requirements and schedule compliance

  • Set the tone for the team environment and build healthy team relationships

  • Participate in college campus interviewing and other recruiting activities

  • Work with Human Resources to address employee relations issues as needed including writing and conducting annual performance evaluations

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelors or Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, OR a minimum of ten years work experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrated skills with managing software development life cycles from requirements generation to architecture and design to delivery and maintenance

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively support a diverse stakeholder community

  • Possess detailed knowledge and experience with high level language structure in C, C++ and Java

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage technical human resources

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others under challenging circumstances

  • Demonstrated ability to create, champion and execute project plans on schedule

Desired skills include prior technical leadership experience in the automotive infotainment industry.

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 well-being 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 well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Relocation Assistance available

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.