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Software Certification Engineer 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. 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.


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 (no dress code!) 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!


We are looking for a full-time Software Certification Engineer 2 for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting and/or supporting Software Quality Assurance (SQA) audits on increasingly complex projects to ensure compliance to RTCA DO-178B/DO-178C and to Garmin standards. Other essential functions include:

  • Drafts software certification plan documents

  • Modifies and/or develops scripts to aid in the completion of documents and audits

  • Participates in the maintenance of software standards and forms

  • Supports high level software product testing as needed

  • Proposes solutions to issues that arise in document completion or audit closure

  • Collaborates and adds value to software process and certification

  • Conduct root cause research involving source code analysis, requirements, testing or process. 

  • Has the potential to approve software life cycle data for compliance to RTCA DO-178B/DO-178C, in support of product TSOAs or conformities, if additional criteria are met according to Garmin policy.


Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or another substantially similar technical field AND 1 year experience performing a role with substantially similar essential functions. Other requirements include:

  • Outstanding academics (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA as a general rule) with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge

  • Must possess a minimum of 1 year experience in at least one of the following areas: software development processes, process auditing, or aviation software regulatory documentation

  • Demonstrates proficient use and knowledge of engineering tools

  • Demonstrates proficient use and knowledge of established standards and procedures

  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to maintain and deliver a high level of quality and accuracy

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Experience working with RTCA DO-178B/DO-178C process, experience in software development/verification, and software root cause analysis experience is highly preferred!


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.


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.