Swift Navigation

We are enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world.

Founded 2012
51-200 employees
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    650 Townsend St. #410

    Our Wings

    Our founders first worked together developing airborne wind turbines—large rigid-wing kites that generate electricity from stronger, more consistent high-altitude winds. To guide these airborne turbines, they needed a highly accurate GPS system. When nothing on the market met their performance and cost requirements, they developed a low-cost RTK system, and Swift Navigation took off.

    Our Mission

    We are enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world.

    We’re Powering the Next Leap Forward

    Swift Navigation powers the next leap forward in centimeter-level positioning with unmatched affordability and open system technology.

    Swift real-time kinematics (RTK) technology is based on open source software—the best in its class. Open-source solutions offer unprecedented flexibility to customize positioning applications and avoid monolithic “black box” systems that restrict innovation.

    We also participate in the open source community, making our documentation, specifications and support available freely online. As a result, Swift RTK solutions deliver an order-of-magnitude higher precision at a fraction of the cost of traditional GPS solutions. With customers around the world, Swift is already at work navigating an automated future in UAV, robotics, survey, control, agriculture and other industries.

    Tech stack

    Python, Javascript, AWS, Web, Frontend, Backend

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance

    Values and quality of life

    Catered lunches
    Swift Navigation - Pinnacles Rock Climbing Trip May 2016
    Swift Navigation - Bollywood Dancing for 2015 First Round Holiday Video
    Swift Navigation - 2015 Holiday Party
    Swift Navigation - Company backpacking Fall 2015.
    Swift Navigation - We do work occasionally, as well.
    Swift Navigation - #Team Swift celebrating our 1.5 firmware release at The Ramp
    Swift Navigation - CEO, Tim Harris presenting How To Raise Venture Capital at a Tuesday Tech Talk (April 2018)
    Swift Navigation - Our Skylark GPS product in motion at a Self Racing car event (March 2018)
    Swift Navigation - Self Racing Car Event (March 2018)
    Swift Navigation - Self Racing Car Event (March 2018)
    Swift Navigation - Sr. Director, Jenny presents 10 Management Lessons Learned at a Tech Talk (April 2018)
    Swift Navigation - Cookies in the kitchen
    Swift Navigation - Qualcomm Girl Geek Dinner (April 2018)
    Swift Navigation - The new office lounge - comes with taps of beer, wine and cold brew