Q: Do you accept entry level employees in engineering?
A: Yes, entry level candidates should look under Students for more information.
Q: What is the GPA requirement for an engineering job?
A: At least a 3.0 GPA is required, but we prefer 3.5 or higher. Please note: the more years of experience you have, the less important the GPA becomes.
Q: What software language experience do you look for?
A: We use a variety of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java and Assembly.
Q: What does it take to be a senior engineer at Garmin?
A: At least 10 years of related experience.
Q: What departments are within cartography?
A: Marine, recreation and automotive.
Q: How large is the Cartography Department?
A: There are 90+ associates in the Cartography Department.
Q: Do I need a bachelor’s degree if I’m interested in a cartography position?
A: Yes, a 4 year degree in GIS/cartography/geography is required. We also prefer a bachelor’s of science rather than a bachelor’s of arts.
Q: Do you accept entry level employees in cartography?
A: Yes, entry level actually is preferred. Please look under Students for more information.
Q: What is the GPA requirement for a cartography job?
A: At least a 3.0 GPA is required, but we prefer 3.5 or higher.
Q: Do I need to have an internship to get a cartography job?
A: No, however, we prefer at least 1 internship.
Q: What software does Garmin use in cartography?
A: We use proprietary software similar to ARC GIS in our Cartography Department. We will teach associate’s how to use the program.
Q: I am a design engineer. Do you have any jobs for that position?
A: Yes, we do. Design Engineers develop FPGA code (write code, test, test for certification) and design circuits (schematic, layout, prototype, testing). Different types of hardware design include: Digital hardware design, RF hardware design and analog and power supply design.
Q: What is the difference between an IT programmer and an engineering programmer?
A: IT programmers work on systems that are used by internal employees at Garmin as well as our website. They work collaboratively with the User Experience (UX) and web teams in Communications. Whereas, our engineering software teams write code for our consumer products.
Q: How large are your consumer engineering teams? A: We try to keep our teams fairly small, usually no more than 12 associates per team.
Q: How is the consumer engineering division organized?
A: The engineering division is organized by product line. In other words, we have specific teams assigned to fitness/outdoor, automotive OEM, PND (personal navigation device), etc.
Q: Do you manufacture your consumer products in-house?