GNSS Research Algorithms Engineer

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


Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division is looking for a GNSS Research Algorithms Engineer who is eager to join our Applied Research team. We are a high-tech engineering and manufacturing company that is committed to customer service excellence and continuous improvement. Are you a subject matter expert in positioning algorithms engineering and eager to play a key role in our applied research group?  Do you want to solve our “what’s next” problems and develop capabilities of precise positioning including GNSS and augmentations? If so, we want to hear from you!  Your strong theoretical understanding of estimation theory is required, along with your ability to identify excellent ideas, practically implement them, and explain how they work.  You will work in a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborate with other positioning specialists in the company to create the full processing chain from signal in space to computed (precise) position. 


The Location: Hexagon is a global company with locations around the world. This position is based at our office in Calgary, AB. For the right person, we will provide relocation and immigration assistance.


  • Undertake research projects as directed and provide suggestions for pertinent areas of investigation based on your deep understanding of contemporary positioning challenges
  • Innovate new ideas to improve GNSS positioning and offer a visionary view of opportunities
  • Conduct theoretical analysis/derivations, write software to implement new or modified algorithms, devise and  implement appropriate tests to prove performance, and document the process and the results
  • Present your progress to management and peers
  • Work as an individual contributor and you may coordinate a small team (3-5 people) on specific projects



  • M.Sc. in geomatics engineering, or related area
  • Strong understanding of estimation and positioning principles
  • Experience with RTK and/or PPP GNSS processing
  • Programming capability in C/C++, with demonstrated experience in debugging and troubleshooting
  • Innate curiosity, and a keen interest in all kinds of positioning
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to interface effectively and amicably with colleagues
  • Candidates legally able to work in Canada are preferred and international candidates will be considered

Key Success Factors: 

  • Practical mindset, goal oriented and deadline focused
  • You generate ideas and like to take action to achieve results
  • You communicate clearly and are articulate in explaining your bright ideas and results to your colleagues
  • Detail-oriented


  • PhD in Geomatics, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, or related area
  • Minimum 5 years of industrial experience, or equivalent experience at a research institute
  • Experience in various GNSS receiver components including antenna and frontend
  • Background with Matlab programming
  • Knowledge of embedded systems

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications for this role? Let us decide! At Hexagon, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you’re excited about the opportunities this role could bring, we encourage you to apply.


Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact Human Resources at  


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 24,000 people in 50 countries on the leading edge of your field.   


This position is with Hexagon’s A&P 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 brands NovAtel, Veripos, Antcom, and AutonomouStuff.  Our organization is a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment.  Come see why we are recognized as one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers since 2020!


If you have any questions about the role or our company, 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.



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