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Swift Navigation

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

  • Founded 2012
  • 51-200 Employees
  • 31-50 Engineers
  • Robotics

About Swift Navigation

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.

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

Perks
  • Swift Navigation is universal high-accuracy positioning for machine automation and data collection. We are venture funded
  • recently won the Qualcomm QPrize
  • and have a fantastic slate of customers. We offer unlimited vacation days
  • competitive salary
  • catered lunches
  • mentorship connections
  • and tech talks to push the professional growth of all our employees. Come join us!

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/401K Plan Retirement/401K Plan
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage
  • Catered lunch Catered lunch