Applications Engineer

Job Description / Skills Required


Swift Navigation is looking for a Europe-based Applications engineer to create rich customer experiences with our high-accuracy positioning products. You will be working with a small team in Europe to push the state of the art in satellite navigation technology, making high accuracy positioning ubiquitous and easy to use across a wide variety of industries including unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, and autonomous transportation.

Your job will be to inspire and equip our customers with the tools and knowledge necessary to integrate our products with their platforms from a software and system perspective. You’ll work closely with our customers and engineering teams to research customer requirements, design effective tools and documentation, and help our customers integrate our products into theirs. You’ll also design and hack together creative demos to show off the capabilities of our products and to provide feedback from a user’s perspective. As part of the European team, you take ownership of technical issues reported by customers and follow through to resolution in a timely and accurate manner.

Candidates should have skills and experience with:

Satellite Navigation (GNSS/GPS) and or inertial navigation (INS) systems used for precision navigation, machine control, or robotics.
Embedded Linux and/or Buildroot
Embedded C and microcontrollers
Designing, documenting, and implementing user-friendly SDK's and software development ecosystems
Customer-facing sales and applications engineering
Communication (Serial, CANbus, UART, usb, ethernet, SPI, I2C)
Scripting (Python, Bash)
You are fluent in English, and have a good command of preferably German and/or French – proficiency of other languages is considered an asset; if needed, we will offer language training.
You are willing to travel abroad

Strong candidates will also have skills and at least 3 to 5 years experience with:

Fundamentals of satellite navigation
Target industries and applications (Automotive autonomy, UAS/UAV, land surveying, construction, aerial surveying and/or mapping)
Control theory, estimation, and sensor fusion as applied to autonomous systems
RTOS (FreeRTOS, ChibiOS, etc)
System testing and verification
Technical project management
Technical writing
Sales engineering
The candidate should expect to:

Provide pre and post-sales electrical, mechanical, and system integration support to customers
Contribute to mainline development with an eye towards improving the customer experience
Act as a community ambassador
Design and present compelling demos to showcase Swift Navigation product
Author and improve technical documentation and application white-papers
Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Engineering to deliver messages and solutions to customers
Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s 2016 and Forbes2017 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home.

We are located in San Francisco, close to public transportation and are well financed. Swift offers unlimited vacation days, competitive salary and benefits, 401(k), a casual office environment, hackathons and tech talks to push the professional growth of all our employees. Come join us!