Embedded Software Engineer at Swift Navigation
San Francisco, CA, US

Swift Navigation is looking for an outstanding embedded software engineer to work on the core of our GPS receiver technology. You will be working with a small team 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 and applications in unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics and autonomous transportation. Your focus will be the embedded software development (embedded Linux, systems programming) of our next generation receivers from prototyping through testing, verification and release. For this position 3 or more years of previous industry experience are required. 

Candidates should have skills and experience with:
  • Systems programming
  • Embedded Linux
  • Embedded C / Microcontrollers
  • Version control tools / git
  • Basic electronics and board level communication (SPI, I2C, etc)

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

  • Controls / Estimation
  • RF Electronics / Software Defined Radio 
  • RTOS experience (FreeRTOS, ChibiOS, etc)
  • Scripting (Python, Bash, etc)
  • FPGA experience, VHDL or Verilog
  • Digital Signal Processing

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

  • Rust, Haskell, OCaml (or other functional language)
  • NixOS, Docker, or Ansible
  • Yocto, buildroot, and/or the OpenWRT build environment


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 Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home.