Software Engineer (C++) – Fusion Engine

San Francisco, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Swift Navigation is hiring. Let us introduce ourselves. Swift is changing the way we navigate and understand the world. Swift’s precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe. Swift’s technology is trusted by users across industries, enabling safer driving, improving efficiency for last-mile delivery and commercial transport operations, increasing accuracy for mobile devices and creating new possibilities for rail, robotics and machine control. That’s what we offer our customers and partners, but it’s the work we do together as a team that is the best part of our days. We collaborate—across the globe—to tackle problems, to pursue our mission and to make a real impact in the world. We are diverse, flexible, supportive and we believe our team is our most important asset and offer a host of benefits and programs to ensure that they know it.

Swift Navigation is looking for an outstanding C++ Software Engineer to work on the core of our positioning products. You will be working to push the state of the art in satellite navigation technology, designing and implementing advanced positioning algorithms within Swift’s correction service engine, GNSS engine or sensor fusion engine. In collaboration with he software team, you will keep the bar high in the software quality standard and practices of the positioning team. In addition, you will own the full lifecycle of development for important new features, beginning with prototyping and design, through implementation, testing, verification and release.

At Swift, we're on the cutting edge of emerging technologies and techniques looking to adopt the best in class solutions to solving new and existing problems.  Incorporating languages and tools (Rust, Haskell and NixOS) into our development workflow, we are seeking like minded engineers to help iterate our technology stack.  


  • Define, design, implement and document new features that are related to Swift Navigation’s sensor fusion engine with a focus on safety and performance.

  • Drive clean software engineering practices by contributing in code and design reviews

  • Contribute to the debugging and test infrastructure

  • Technical leadership on complex software engineering projects, including excellent communication with stakeholders from other teams or external entities

Candidates should have skills and experience with:

  • Ability to write clean and coherent code

  • Understanding of modern C++ principles and their application

  • Understanding the constraints inherent in an embedded or a cloud based system

  • Interest and demonstrated willingness to practice good code practices and techniques

  • Git (or relevant version control system)

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following:

  • Excellent communication

  • Experience with GNSS or sensor fusion algorithms

  • Performance and Memory Optimization Techniques

  • Software architecture design

  • Scientific computing

  • Scripting languages (Python, Bash, Matlab)

  • Embedded C (memory management, constrained-resource targets)

  • Modern CMake

Ideal candidates will also have an interest in, or experience with, one or more of the following:

  • Shipping safety-critical software to production (ISO26262, DO-178, …)

  • Automotive/Safety OS (AUTOSAR Classic/Adaptive, QNX, SELinux)

  • Build Automation (Travis, Jenkins, NixOS, Docker, Ansible)

  • Code coverage, runtime and static analysis tools and frameworks (GTest, Valgrind, clang tools, …)

  • Continuous Integration

  • Enthusiastic self-motivated learner




  • A flexible work environment includes work-from-home days each week.

  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary

  • Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events.

  • Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff and professionals.


Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status or other defining characteristics.

Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49