Senior Application Engineer, Positioning

  • Publication date:

    29 November 2022
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Senior Application Engineer, Positioning

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Senior Application Engineer, Positioning

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Cambourne, UK

About u-blox
u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (

Job Description

Looking for Clever Heads!

As a Senior Application Engineer you will be working in a dynamic and international team within the global High Precision and Timing Application Engineering Positioning team, providing technical assistance to worldwide customers and coordinating the support activities internally within the Product Development organization and respective R&D groups.
If you want to join an organization whose mission is to build cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of positioning technology this is the right opportunity for you!

To be successful in this role, you have a good understanding of both HW design (digital, and analog) and software (e.g. reference code, advice on embedded SW) concepts. You can communicate effectively with all stakeholders and understand the importance of customer support.

In this position you have the opportunity to work closely with several departments (product development, product management, field application engineering, and sales team) to help clear roadblocks towards commercializing automotive, consumer, and industrial products within u-blox positioning technology, as well as provide detailed technical and market feedback.

This is an exciting opportunity to make an immediate impact in delivering our world-class products and help customers fully utilize the performance capabilities of u-blox GNSS products. The position offers the potential to expand responsibilities and interesting career development.

Position can be based in Thalwil, Switzerland or Cambourne, Great Britain.

Your Responsibilities

  • Managing the technical customer support activities within the High Precision and Timing Application Engineering team

  • Creating technical documentation and presentations for customers

  • Proactively align and collaborate with the Product Management and R&D teams during product definition and development

  • Support the analysis of non-conformities and feed back to Quality and R&D for corrective actions

  • Host technical trainings and workshops for Field Application engineers and customers around the world.

  • Provide both internal and external support during customer design-in phase up to maintenance period

Your Skills and Experience

  • Master's or Bachelor's in Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

  • GNSS data analysis - receiving customer issues, analysing data, identifying if the data is sufficient and triage the issues and hand-off to other members in u-blox GNSS organization as needed. This can require the use of existing or new tools

  • Ability to reconstruct and execute customer related issues if required using u-blox tools

  • Hands on experience with validation tools, development hardware, and test equipment

  • Good understanding of GNSS technology, typical solution architectures and expected behavior of components

  • Hardware design experience (analog, RF, digital)

  • Hands-on knowledge of embedded software and/or hardware design

  • Customer-oriented, able to quickly understand the system architecture of customer's application and advice field application engineers or key customer on possibilities and consult on a technical level.

  • Excellent communication skills to interface with u-blox subsidiaries and customers around the world

  • Demonstrated work initiative as a self-starter with time management and prioritization skills, with ability to follow up actions to closure

  • Willingness and enabled to travel to customer sites and events in domestic and international locations

  • Fluent in English, other European or APAC language is a plus

Bonus Points

  • Previous experience in Global Positioning Systems (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo)

  • Experience or good understanding of High Precision Technologies, RTK/VRS/OSR/SSR

  • Experience in one or more of the programming languages: C/C++, Python, Perl, Matlab

  • Experience in embedded SW debugging and embedded development platforms (emulators/debuggers)

  • Experience with bug lifecycle systems

What are your perks?

  • A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities

  • You will learn and grow with the best in their fields of expertise

  • You will work with highly innovative and leading positioning products used everywhere in the world.

  • You will experience a diversity of projects

  • Project-based activities working with colleagues distributed across the globe

  • A start-up and innovation mindset while in the process of scaling-up processes and efficiencies

  • Social activities throughout the year

  • Spacious offices with car parking

  • Hybrid working arrangements

Learn more about your future working environment within our Positioning Product Center here!

Applications Close Date

Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.