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Aviation Systems and Human Factors Engineer 1

Garmin International
Olathe, KS 66061
  • Job Code
    18001GX
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!

Our avionics segment is taking off. We?re seeking an aviation systems and human factors engineer to perform user interface reviews, system-level bench testing and regression testing for basic software changes and assist in human factors evaluations for integrated flight deck programs and retrofit product lines. If you?d like to make Garmin a part of your flight plan, send us your resume.

We are looking for a full-time Aviation Systems and Human Factors Engineer 1 for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for assist in maintaining system benches and flight simulator labs including software loading and configuring for different airframes. Other essential functions include:

  • Creates software change requests that clearly define new features and functionality, identified software issues, necessary changes, and steps to recreate problems

  • Supports software Change Control Board meetings and represent the system level, user interface, and pilot aspects of changes

  • Provides technical content for system design/description documentation.

  • Contributes to the creation of technical product proposals and related documentation in response to customer request

  • Assists in reviews of customer requirements to assess compliance, technical support for OEM customer inquiries and issue resolution, and review of pilot documentation

  • Assists in training of others on basic pilot knowledge and aviation including outreach activities and flight simulator and equipment demonstrations

  • Assists in human factors evaluations

  • Demonstrates basic working knowledge of Garmin aviation user interface guidelines

  • Communicates status of work clearly providing visibility to supervisor or mentor and thoroughly documents work in an organized manner



Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Human Factors, Math, or Physics from a four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Other requirements include:


  • Demonstrates working knowledge of aviation, avionics, and applicable FAA regulations including a pilot?s license or equivalent aviation experience


  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of Garmin Integrated Flight Decks and general knowledge of most Garmin aviation products


  • Must demonstrate the capability to perform basic troubleshooting & debugging


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

Previous work or internship experience working on consumer or aviation products 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.







Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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