Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer position will report to the Senior Director of Systems Engineering and be responsible for managing all systems engineering functions associated with development of Portable Navigation Systems and Portable Location Device products.


  • Support system development and integration activities throughout the entire product lifecycle, including concept development, requirements analysis & interface definition studies to translate requirements into hardware and software specifications, design review, documentation, system test & integration, and support.
  • Implement the processes required for the timely development & integration of a wide variety of GPS/GNSS platforms.
  • Define high-level specifications from concept through documentation and implementation.
  • Support multiple projects with multiple delivery dates from a cost, technology content and schedule standpoint.
  • Manage and motivate a highly skilled team of hardware, software and firmware engineers, and will provide the systems engineering leadership required for the timely completion of design/development tasks.


  • Seasoned systems engineer with strong experience in the field of Portable Navigation System, direct knowledge of GPS/GNSS systems and strong background in hardware and software architectures.
  • Possess a strong record of success developing portable navigation system products that provide real-world solutions to consumer market.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, the ability to clearly present technical information to peers, subordinates and customers, and the ability to direct and lead the efforts of highly skilled technical teams in the completion of system integration tasks.
  • Exhibit the type of drive, determination, energy level and ‘team player’ attitude required to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position in a highly charged, success oriented, profit minded environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Possess an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • A minimum of 7 years experience systems engineering operations.
  • Direct experience with portable navigation systems is considered a definite plus.

Magellan is a leading portable GPS navigation consumer electronics company. Founded in 1986 and with over 200 key patents in GPS technology, Magellan is recognized as an industry innovator and leader. Magellan is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate®, and Maestro™ series portable car navigation products, as well as the Magellan eXplorist® outdoor hand-held navigation devices. Magellan is also proud to offer innovative Mobile GPS solutions including the RoadMate App for iPhone and Premium Car Kit accessory.

Magellan values strong partnerships as a key to success and has developed long-term relationships with companies like AAA, Penske Racing, and NAVTEQ to bring consumers exciting, new programs and features.

Magellan (also known as MiTAC Digital Corporation) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan eXplorist outdoor hand-held navigation devices.