Senior Application Engineer, Positioning

Location: Headquarters (Thalwil) - Switzerland;Espoo - Finland;Tampere - Finland

Role also available in: Espoo - Finland;Thalwil - Switzerland;Tampere - Finland

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

As a Senior Application Engineer you will be working in a small and international team within the Application Engineering department. You provide technical assistance to customers across the world on u-blox standard-precision GNSS products and coordinate the support activities internally with product managers and respective R&D departments.

To be successful in this role, you have a good understanding of embedded systems including both software and hardware design concepts. Previous experience on GNSS navigation and embedded software is a plus. 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 consumer, industrial, and automotive positioning products. You also 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 standard-precision GNSS products. The position offers the potential to expand responsibilities with an interesting career development.

The position may be located in Tampere / Espoo, Finland, or Thalwil, Switzerland.

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

Your Responsibilities
  • Provide off/on-site support for customer projects in GNSS applications
  • 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 or Bachelor's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of embedded software and/or hardware design
  • Customer-oriented, able to quickly understand the system architecture of customer's application, and advise 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 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 on GNSS (GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, GLONASS) navigation and software
  • Embedded systems experience (incl. embedded development platforms, emulators, debuggers)
  • Good understanding of GNSS applications and market
What are your perks?
  • A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities
  • 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
  • Up to 40% remote work & flexible working hours
  • Training and career growth opportunities
  • Company Bonus and Stock Option Plan
  • Easy access location in Espoo Perkkaa
  • Modern office premises
  • Good basic benefits (commuting, lunch, sports&culture etc.)
  • Sport activities, Team events
Find out more about how it looks like to work at u-blox in this video!

We see diversity as a strength and promote a culture of inclusion among our employees. Our varied backgrounds, ideas and experiences are critical to our success. We strive to become a strong learning organisation and are committed to provide our employees with equal opportunities regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, generations, belief.

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.

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