C++ Senior Software Engineer


Brea, California, United States

full time

15 Feb 2021


Our infotainment / automotive OEM development team is looking for a full-time C++ Senior Software Engineer, with a passion for developing software, to provide technical leadership in our Brea, CA location. Come join a fun team where the environment is casual and your coworkers become friends.


  • Serves in a leadership capacity for carrying out software development in C++,or other selected languages for new products and/or applications
  • May serve as a Lead Software Engineer for a complex software development project Designs and/or reviews architected modules and software systems supporting new technology or improving capability/performance of existing functionality
  • Decomposes functional requirements into well defined tasks
  • Researches fundamental problems and implements algorithm solutions that are appropriate
  • Balances quality, quantity and complexity in work output
  • Offers peer 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 or process manufacturer to turn on new processors
  • May work with software vendors to integrate externally developed deliverables into project
  • Evaluates new technologies as they apply to existing functions
  • Participates in project leadership and/or program planning including providing technical input to product development plans and concept documents
  • Makes substantial contributions toward determination of project goal/objective feasibility
  • Mentors and/or supervises to less experienced Software Engineers (1 & 2)
  • Contributes to advanced technical research on new technologies
  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems
  • Offers process improvement suggestions and authors new procedures as appropriate
  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques
  • Applies good judgment in setting schedules and risk taking
  • Exemplifies Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s image and culture
  • Applies knowledge of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering


  • Review product and/or application information including manuals and brochures for technical accuracy
  • Participate in product and/or application definition activities including feature analysis and system tradeoffs
  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevanat engineering/technical field AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Demonstrates proficiency with designing well architectured software systems and modules that support new technology or improve capability/performance of existing functionality
  • Must demonstrate competence with researching fundamental problems and implementing appropriate algorithmic solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a lead software engineer for a complex software project
  • Must possess the ability to decompose functional requirements into well defined tasks while balancing quality, quantity and complexity in work output
  • Demonstrated capability to offer peer technical assessments in areas of expertise, new technologies and software designs
  • Must possess proficiency in writing software in C++ as appropriate for performing the essential functions of this job description
  • 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

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