Senior GPS Systems Engineer

Title: Senior GPS Systems Engineer                                                                               
Location: Sunnyvale, CA                 
Department: Military & Advanced Systems (MAS)
Our Company
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation, and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit

Position Overview:
The systems engineer is responsible for the product and interface specifications, and the correct implementation of the system requirements by the receiver hardware, software, and mechanical subsystems. This individual will be a Subject Matter Expert working closely with customers to support their integration and use of the receivers, to generate supporting data for proposals, and to align the product specification with the customer and program requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:
The systems engineer will work with internal teams to ensure the accuracy of the product specification, to manage the allocation of hardware, software, performance, and environmental requirements, and to ensure the verification strategy and the engineering deliverables meet the requirements. Working with the certification, CM, and QA leads, this candidate will also ensure that the deliverable system meets the design assurance and certification standards, and that the implementation follows the product development process.

  • BS (MS preferred) in EE, CS, or equivalent and 7+ years’ experience in systems engineering following certification strategies:
    • Expertise with embedded system engineering
    • System spec and ICD management
    • Requirements management, decomposition, flow down, and tracing
    • Project and schedule management
    • System verification and qualification
    • System-level perspective with command of hardware, software, and system design and development processes
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer interactions to establish confidence and rapport, clarify and align requirements expectations, prepare and present design review material, and support customer integrations.
  • Demonstrated CM and QA discipline managing requirements-based development processes leading to product certification.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented contributor with demonstrated ability to think outside the box to achieve goals and deliver results efficiently
  • Must demonstrate strong communication, organization, planning, and documentation skills

Additional Requirements: 
  • MS Office 2016 and later (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); MS Project, MS Visio
  • Requirements management tools (DOORS, LDRA, or equivalent)
  • Defect tracking tools and source control tools

Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required. Applicants must clearly indicate any previous DoD security clearance activity.

Trimble Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. In addition, Trimble Navigation Limited participates in the DHS E-Verify program. M/F/V/D

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