Software Engineer - Starling Platform

Swift Navigation

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/21/2021
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  • Company Address: 650 Townsend Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA, 94103

About Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation, Inc. has been redefining GNSS positioning technology since 2012. What began as the industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into an ecosystem of GNSS positioning solutions for autonomous applications.

Job Description

Swift Navigation provides precise positioning solutions for automotive, autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass-market applications. What began as the GNSS industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into a Swift Navigation ecosystem of positioning solutions for autonomous applications. From the nationwide GNSS corrections delivered from the cloud by the Skylark™ precise positioning service, the hardware-independent, integrated software solution that is Starling® positioning engine to the centimeter-level accurate Piksi® Multi and ruggedized Duro® and Duro Inertial RTK receivers, Swift Navigation is enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world. Learn more online at, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav


Swift Navigation is looking for an outstanding systems software engineer with cross-platform architecture experience to work on the core of our GNSS 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 development of platform software to support multiple embedded targets which will power next generation receivers in the autonomy space. You will own the full lifecycle of development for important new features, beginning with prototyping and design, through implementation, testing, verification and release.

Candidates should have skills and experience with:

  • Cross-platform systems software architecture (platform abstraction, interface design)
  • Modern C++, C and python programming skills
  • Linux
  • Writing production level code
  • Performance and memory optimization techniques
  • Unit and sub-system test generation
  • Writing design documentation
  • Using JIRA for tracking work
  • Git (or relevant version control system)

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

  • ASIL code safety standards for autonomous vehicles
  • Modern CMake
  • Exposure to board level communication (SPI, I2C, etc) and peripheral driver support

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

  • Build Automation (Travis, Jenkins, NixOS, Docker, Ansible)
  • Continuous Integration (GTest, Valgrind, Clang Tools, Code Coverage, Static Analysis)
  • Automotive/Safety OS (AUTOSAR Classic/Adaptive, QNX, SELinux)
  • Embedded Linux Environments (Yocto, Buildroot, OpenWRT)


  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending, HSA.
  • 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

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.