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For over 40 years we’ve been America’s favorite Fishfinder – the leading innovator of Side Imaging technology – providing recreational and professional anglers difference-making days out on the water, day after day, year after year. 

Humminbird introduced fishfinders, depth sounders, marine radios and GPS systems to anglers. In fact, many of the exciting innovative products and features that are in wide use today were our creation. We continue to introduce smart technology and cutting-edge products for anglers and their families to get the most out of their getaways, daytrips and fishing adventures. 

The Humminbird brand is manufactured by the Marine Electronics Group of Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq: JOUT). We have locations in Eufaula, Alabama; Alpharetta, Georgia; Little Falls, Minnesota; Toronto, Ontario.  We are an Equal Opportunity workplace.

Senior software engineer

Based in Alpharetta, Georgia


Participates in the software design and development of the company’s proprietary marine consumer electronics product, including designing and implementing Geographical Information System (GIS) and navigation software at functional and modular level.  

Key Responsibilities

  • defining and documenting software interfaces
  • implementing software designs including coding
  • debugging and testing
  • collaborating with industrial design team for system user interface design and system verification team for product testing and verification
  • working with management and project management team to develop detailed estimates of software schedule/task breakdowns
  • conducting peer-to-peer code review
  • providing technical guidance to software engineers in the team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, or in a related field such as Geographical Science.  
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Marine Electronics Geographic Information System (GIS) and Navigation Systems Software Engineer.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in each of the following:
    • experience in analyzing, designing and developing embedded marine consumer electronics geographic information (GIS) and navigation software system, including GIS map engine development, waypoints, routes, tracks management and map format design for such software system
    • experience in advanced embedded software system programming fundamentals and techniques, including cross platform programming using computer language C and C++, inter-process communication, multi-tasking, multi-threading and memory management;
    • experience in designing user interface, developing graphical processing algorithms in GIS systems, using software development tools including compilers, linkers, debuggers and at least one type of source code control system.

Applicants please apply to the position being offered by emailing a resume to David Holley at HummHR@johnsonoutdoors.com.  Please put the words “Senior Software Engineer” into the subject line of the email.  This position is Employee Referral Eligible.  

Manufacturing Engineering manager

Based in Eufaula, Alabama

Manages work teams responsible for developing, implementing, trouble shooting, and improving methods, processes, tooling and fixtures to support manufacturing and assembly. Performs advanced analysis/measurement and troubleshooting of manufacturing deficiencies, and drives improvements and recommendations, where needed.  Maximizes efficiency and cost savings by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.   Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification. Oversees multiple projects to ensure the new products are completed to established specification, scheduling and product cost requirements. 

Key Responsibilities
• Oversees the designs of simple to complex manufacturing processes, methods, tooling, fixturing, and equipment to achieve productivity, quality, cost and organizational objectives. Optimizes the footprint and flow of manufacturing activities through the implementation of lean concepts to promote efficiency, quality and effectiveness.

• Leads the management of projects from conception to completion by managing plans, milestones, reviewing assignments to ensure successful production launch. Ensures projects are meeting productivity, efficiency, quality and organizational goals.

• Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and activities in the mechanical manufacturing engineering technologies and methodologies. 

• Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with technology and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality. Plans and allocates resources for new projects and future growth. 

• Partners with other functional management to resolve issues, plan strategies and implement process improvement. 

• Functions as an internal expert and liaison between the manufacturing, engineering and design staff concerning troubleshooting/issues, product design, functional requirements, quality and efficiency.

• Provides technical expertise, and acts as a subject matter expert internally or externally as needed to solve difficult technical issues and meet project, operating and engineering needs.

• Performs advanced analysis to create metrics and measure manufacturing performance and standards while identifying equipment and process flow bottlenecks.

• Ensures application of ergonomics, workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities. Plans the effective utilization of production facilities and employees.

• Develops and proactively initiates process improvement actions to develop advanced cost-effective solutions, improve quality and delivery as well as reduce process variation and waste.

• Investigates and stay current with core technologies associated with current and planned products.

• Ensures compliance with established industry safety and design standards and guidelines.

Management Responsibilities
• Manages the departments operating, capital and expense budgets.

• Develops and revises departmental policies, procedures and guidelines to meet business needs. 

• In partnership with human resources, performs human resources responsibilities for staff which includes but is not limited to the following: hiring and terminating employees, promotions/pay adjustments, staff development, performance evaluations, resolution of employee concerns and disciplinary counseling. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.

Experience: Typically requires a minimum of 7 years in a manufacturing engineering lead or management role that includes experience in manufacturing or assembling products with integrated electronics.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Management skills and experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively lead and develop direct reports to accomplish manufacturing and assembly cost, quality, and efficiency objectives and organizational initiatives and goals. 

• Exhibits comprehensive knowledge of mechanical and manufacturing engineering principles, concepts, practices and theories, particularly relative to DFMA, mistake-proofing, and poke-yoke and other six sigma techniques.

• Demonstrated skills and experience in successfully leading projects from conception to completion and collaborating effectively with various teams for optimal results. 

• Expert knowledge of manufacturing and assembly concepts relative to plastic injection molded parts, polymers and metals and mechanical assembly technologies, as well as mechanical test equipment.

• General business acumen that demonstrates an understanding of the impact of product costs, manufacturing labor and overhead, and tooling depreciation on the gross margin of a product as well as the impact of departmental budgeting and expenses on the operating profit of the company.

• Advanced knowledge of manufacturing processes, concepts, practices and procedures.  Ability to analyze complex situations, provide advanced troubleshooting and maximize efficiencies.

• Advanced knowledge of modern flow manufacturing methods and techniques used in a fast-paced assembly environment.

• Experience in designing and building jigs and fixtures.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and engineering related computer systems/applications or equivalent.

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills to interact with and motivate diverse groups of people, present complex concepts and create technical documents.

To Apply / Additional Position Information
• Send resume to HR@minnkotamotors.com

• We are offering a relocation benefit for this position.

• Our salary package is competitive with market and offers bonus potential and deferred compensation bonus potential based upon our company approval process and performance.  Base salary is commensurate with experience.