Senior AOSP / Linux Profiling & Performance Developer - Chandler, AZApplyShare (Laveen)

Garmin in Laveen, AZ

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Architect And Senior Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
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Senior AOSP / Linux Profiling & Performance Developer - Chandler, AZ-190028T


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.

At Garmin, we create products that solve complex problems and make peoples lives safer, healthier and more enjoyable. Whether you are interested in developing software using C or C++, we have a future for you. We are looking for a full-time embedded software engineer to develop profiling and performance solutions for low-to-mid level software on the Automotive OEM Platforms Team at our site in Chandler, AZ. May also perform as Lead Software Engineer for a multitude of projects or sub projects.

If you are interested in working on Automotive Infotainment, Automotive Entertainment Systems, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems, Cameras, Clusters and/or other vehicle systems, this is the position for you!


  • Serves in a leadership capacity for carrying out software development in C and C++

  • Creates and executes designs for small sets of new functionality as part of a software project

  • Designs and/or reviews architected modules and software systems supporting new technology or improving capability/performance of existing functionality

  • Collaborates and adds value through participation in peer code reviews, providing comments and suggestions

  • Performs technical root cause analysis and outlines corrective action for given problems

  • Works in both an agile and waterfall software development environments

  • Provides reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques

  • Estimate level of effort, evaluate new options of similar technology, offer suggestions to improve processes, and provide comments on some electrical design aspects

  • 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)

  • 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 Garmins Mission Statement and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmins image and culture

  • Applies knowledge of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering

  • Qualifications

    Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Math or Physics or a technical field (such as CIS or IT) from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Other requirements include:

  • Demonstrates proficiency with designing well-architected 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

  • Must demonstrate proficiency and possess experience necessary to develop moderately complex software in C and C++

  • 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 relevant experience and/or training in data structures or object oriented design methodology relevant to Garmins 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

  • Demonstrates mastery of relevant software engineering tools (configuration management systems, build processes, debuggers, emulators, simulators and logic analyzers)

  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)


  • Experience with Linux/Android (AOSP) OS development
  • Understanding systemd, bootchart, and boot order dependencies
  • Understanding of various system bottlenecks (I/O, CPU, GPU, etc.) and methods to mitigate them
  • Uses advanced system profiling tools such as perf, XSTrace, and Valgrind
  • Expertise and passion in trunk based development and good understanding of (SDLC) Software Development Lifecycle
  • 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 planswith low or no premiumswhich 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.

    Relocation assistance available.

    Associated topics: .net, architect, c, c#, develop, java, lead, php, project architect, senior

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