At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Sr. Software Engineering Manager

Location: Battle Ground, Washington US


Job Number: 4060

Requisition Number: R1340

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


Overall engineering management for Firmware Engineering team. Responsible for the design and development of In Vehicle Infotainment(IVI) and gauge embedded systems to meet the needs of multiple product groups.


Understand the current and future technical needs of the various product groups, distill to a technical strategy, and execute development activity to meet the vehicle needs. Create development plans around improvement to existing platform components and create development plans for new platform components within electrical engineering. Manage firmware engineering team to deliver platform components and software controls per requirements. Tracks technology development trends and competitive product development trends to help identify and anticipate future opportunities and competitive threats. Report out to product groups, management teams and Polaris' senior management to keep them abreast of these trends and their implications. Interface with Manufacturing and Sourcing teams to ensure alignment of development activity to strategy Interfaces with Service & Warranty team as needed to ensure adequate in-field product support for dealers and customers. Responsible for staff development and transfer of knowledge to team. Coordinate and oversee engineering development, testing, design, and validation efforts to ensure project objectives are met per schedule and budget Resolve and implement corrective action on field issues and warranty. Program management of unique projects


BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field. 5+ years previous experience working in Automotive software field. Familiar with the latest software technology in Automotive Industry. 3+ years previous experience in managing firmware engineers. 3+ years previous experience in managing software projects involve firmware development. 2+ years previous experience in designing and developing firmware. Strong C programming and debugging skills (C++ preferred). Understanding of vehicle navigation and/or infotainment systems. Experience implementing Linux applications and daemons. Comfort using desktop Linux and open source tools for day-to-day development. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects. Strong collaboration skills across entire department. Strong influence skills. Creative, innovative, decisive and prone to action. Quality and customer focused. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Team Player that is able to work well across and up and down the organization. Strong professional development and team building skills.


Standard office environment. Limited travel required.


Recognized as the leader in the Powersports industry, Polaris Industries prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level.

Polaris is transforming from a North American based company to a global company with over 5,300 employees in 16 different countries spanning five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Polaris Industries is headquartered just outside of Minneapolis in Medina, Minnesota with annual 2014 sales of $4.5 billion.

Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.

Polaris offers you an opportunity to come on board and make a difference. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive relocation package. To round it off, a benefits package that allows you to work hard and play harder.

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Battle Ground

State: Washington

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