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Advanced Technology Leader (Sensors) - Kansas City HQ

Garmin International
Olathe, KS 66061
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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.

Garmin is seeking a full-time Advanced Sensor Lead to drive technology, engage with suppliers and ensure that the best sensor technology is selected for use in our products. Garmin uses a variety of embedded sensors, including accelerometers, barometers, pressure sensors, magnetometers, gyroscopes, IMUs and image sensors.

As an Advanced Sensor Lead, you will create a strategy and lead efforts to verify and source highly competitive sensor solutions that enable exceptional Garmin products.

We are looking for someone who has experience in a similar role, or with a background in technical sales, field applications, system engineering, design engineering, technical commodity manager or technical marketing in semiconductors or similar component technology.


  • Manage sensor supplier relationships with various semiconductor companies

  • Supplier engagement and assessment

  • Ensure regular communication with various product teams within Garmin, including coordination, alignment and knowledge management

  • Drive technology selection, testing, troubleshooting and cost reduction strategy

  • Coordinate with supplier quality and technology pool resources (electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and Software engineers)

  • Strategize, track, and report on Sensor activity

  • Serve as the sensors interface to the Executive team

  • Drive technology

  • Revolutionary new technologies

  • Evolutionary improvements in current technologies

  • Researching, testing and validation of new suppliers and new components

  • Push suppliers to develop solutions that solve technical challenges

  • Ensure product relevancy

  • Develop and maintain inside knowledge of product requirements

  • Selection of the best technology for each product type

  • Assist with being first to market with exciting new technologies

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

  • International travel required

Seeking a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or another degree relevant for successful performance of the essential functions of this job description, in addition to:

  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of industry experience associated with sensors or semiconductor industries

  • Demonstrated success in working business deals and negotiations

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

  • Must possess the ability to lead and sell strategies across Garmin business segments

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Garmins overall product line and customers

At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved kickball anyone? and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow.

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 is available. Never been to Kansas City? Check out www.kc.org

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, veterans status, age or disability.

Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29
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