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Bluetooth Audio Software Engineer - Kansas City HQ at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

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.
Our Core Platform Technology team has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about Bluetooth Wireless technology and its application to audio. Garmin Bluetooth enabled products enable hands-free audio in your car, streaming music from your wrist, and many other use cases that improve the lives of our customers.

You will work on a fast-paced Bluetooth development team at our Headquarters location in Kansas City - working on Bluetooth solutions used in consumer products at Garmin. Software Engineers working on Bluetooth Audio technology will:

  • Design, implement, debug, and optimize high-quality Bluetooth Audio subsystems

  • Verify performance through testing protocols and data analysis

  • Integrate, maintain, and contribute to 3rd party and open source software projects

  • Improve and tailor vendor drivers, stack and applications to our needs

  • Evaluate designs for performance, maintainability, and identify potential security issues

  • Work directly with all product segments including Marine, Portable Aviation, Outdoor, Fitness, and Automotive to support product features related to Bluetooth

  • Participate in code reviews, giving and receiving detailed feedback with other engineers

  • Work with the hardware team to ensure the correct hardware and RF architecture necessary to support a good customer experience

  • Support compliance and certification activities including Profile Test Suite (PTS) testing, Qualified Design ID (QDID) inspection, profile version analysis, etc.

  • Provide reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques

Candidates for this role should possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, AND a minimum of 5 years relevant software development experience plus a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule. 


Requirements for this role include: 

  • Must possess proficiency in writing software in C/C++

  • Must possess detailed knowledge of the Bluetooth BR/EDR core specification and experience with audio profile specifications including, but not limited to AVDTP, A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, and HFP

  • Experience integrating Bluetooth audio functionality on embedded systems

  • Experience debugging the Bluetooth BR/EDR protocol over-the-air with commonly available protocol analyzers/ sniffers

  • Experience integrating and maintaining 3rd party software packages

  • Must excel at collaborative software development in a small team environment

  • Must posses the ability to manage multiple simultaneous development projects 

Other desirable skills include:

  • Experience identifying system and software security risks and developing solutions

  • Experience with Bluetooth stack or driver software development

  • Experience designing & developing communication protocols for systems utilizing UART, I2C, SPI and other such inter-IC interfaces

  • Experience with distributed systems development 

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.