GNSS Algorithms Engineer

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
Job ID
Technical / Engineering
Permanent Full-Time
Company : Name
Hexagon Autonomy & Positioning


Hexagon's Autonomy & Positioning division is looking for a GNSS Algorithms Engineer to join our high-tech engineering and manufacturing company that is committed to customer service excellence and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will research, develop and enhance high precision GNSS positioning firmware features while collaborating with other engineers across the organization. Your previous experience with software development, applied math, and problem solving will support ongoing business initiatives in our exciting high-tech environment.


The Company: Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector and mobility applications. You’ll be joining over 22,000 people in 50 countries on the leading edge of your field.  


This position is with Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions industry leaders rely on for assured positioning and autonomy on land, sea and air. Our work touches every aspect of life, from sustainability on Earth to enabling autonomy. Within the Autonomy & Positioning division your work will contribute to the operation of our brand(s) NovAtel, AutonomouStuff, VERIPOS and Antcom.

The Location:
Hexagon is a global company with locations around the world. This position is based in Calgary, AB. 


If you require any special accommodation, please email our team at and we will be pleased to follow up with you. Please do not send cover letters or resumes to this address. 


As a GNSS Algorithms Engineer, responsibilities include:

  • Work individually and in small teams to research, develop, and enhance NovAtel’s industry-leading positioning algorithms
  • Drive the design, implementation and verification of features throughout the product lifecycle
  • Interface with marketing, product managers, and the systems team to create robust and complete requirements
  • Collaborate with verification designers to plan, execute tests, and develop automated test suites
  • Analyze data using graphical and statistical tools to evaluate solutions and identify and investigate firmware defects
  • Explore new advancements in positioning and find ways to incorporate them into our products



  • B.Sc. in Geomatics/Electrical/Software Engineering
  • Adept at reading and writing software C/C++
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Matlab.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to clearly communicate ideas and solutions to others
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Key Success Factors:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Innate sense of curiosity and conscientiousness
  • Excited by new technologies, new algorithms, and new possibilities
  • Derive satisfaction from your work being used in demanding real-world applications
  • Focus on meeting deadlines without sacrificing work quality 
  • Sense of urgency to meet customer expectations


  • M.Sc or Ph.D in Electrical/Geomatics engineering and/or 3+ years of experience in related fields
  • Good knowledge of Estimation Theory, Kalman filtering, Bayesian Estimation, etc
  • Experience with GPS/GNSS applications and algorithm development
  • Experience with inertial and other positioning sensors
  • Experience with real time operating systems and embedded firmware development
  • Experience working in development environments that follow standards such as ISO-16949


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