What’s it like to work in our global R&D team

We performed strongly throughout the COVID pandemic, and we are investing in R&D to power our long-term future. We have a fantastic team of world class engineers that we want to invite others into working on cool products and technologies.

For us, delivering the best customer experiences with our electronics that contributes to the overall ‘boating experience’ is everything. We exploit and improve what we have (which is very good already) while we explore technology and our customers’ problems to deliver “new to the world” products and services.

We are a dynamic, fast paced, and global team that is curious when it comes to innovation. From navigation and safety to sonar and digital integration, we are committed to delivering the best possible products and systems that will ‘delight’ our customers and keep us ahead of the competition.

What kind of work will I be involved in and how can I make a difference?

Currently we are a 200 strong team, and you could be based anywhere in the world, from Auckland (New Zealand), Tulsa (US) to the UK or the rest of Europe. There is a range of products you could be involved with. You could be developing the next generation of sonar or autopilot using ML/AI; you could be working on game-changing software releases for our MFDs; you could be dedicated to enhancing customer UX/UI; or even developing the next generation of hardware and mechanics.

The possibilities are endless! Whatever it is and wherever you are in the world, you’ll be part of a passionate and dedicated team working on a variety of projects that directly contribute to the future success of the business. Innovation is fundamental to what we do. You will work with smart engineers and have career opportunities that only larger global R&D groups can offer. Your input, ideas and skills will push the frontiers of our products. Our engineers have the freedom to experiment and are the pioneers behind Navico’s problem solving. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people, and we will give you the opportunity to grow by taking on real challenges, with real responsibility.


Mark, Senior SQA Test Engineer

Every day is different as I have numerous projects on the go at once… We are developing the next generation of navigation and sailing equipment, so we are in some very exciting times!

Timothy, Autopilot Lead

Navico has a great team and atmosphere….and a ton of passion for boating, fishing and sailing.

Riccardo, Software Developer

At Navico, it is possible to grow and learn from each other. You get to interact with colleagues from different cultures and with different points of view and we can study together or share knowledge.

Osama, Software Developer

I see that working with Navico allows you to be more creative and gives you more room to experiment and explore new technologies, which will definitely give us an edge in the market.






Global colleagues

Years of innovation

R&D hubs in global locations


We believe that you can only have world-class products and leading brands with the right people behind them. As well as being passionate about our products, we are as passionate about our people. Our team all over the world demonstrate innovation, dedication, and commitment in nearly 40 different regions all over the world. Our people are the heart of our business and they make Navico the great company it is. They all play a fundamental part in enabling us to achieve sustainable growth, continue to enhance the boating experience, deliver an unrivalled ecosystem, and increase brand loyalty. We are committed to bringing great talent into our business, as well as retaining and developing our existing colleagues, with the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders of Navico.

Our business is led by our values – Passion, dedication and Team Work and we have worked hard to develop a culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and trust throughout the R&D team and beyond. It’s a hands-on culture where everybody contributes within a supportive environment. We all work hard, but it is a fantastically rewarding environment to be in.

Our future looks bright as well. As a result of an acquisition in October 2021, Navico is now part of the Brunswick Corporation the largest marine company in the world. With this acquisition, Brunswick adds the industry leading Navico brands of Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, and C-MAP to its Advanced Systems Group (ASG), which includes the leading Parts & Accessories (P&A) brands in power management, digital control and monitoring, and networked devices.

Our clear Vision and Mission is supported by a very clear 5-year strategy. Our people, our brands and sustainability form the pillars of Navico. We are committed to creating a meaningful place to work where everyone gives their best and is continuously learning and improving.

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working is a combination of working from home and from an office. Throughout the pandemic, we have been analysing different ways of working and we have been learning along the way. In light of this and to continue our progression as a world-class employer, Navico has developed an official Hybrid Working Strategy that allows certain parts of our workforce from home and the office.


We are a truly global and inclusive business where we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and we want all of our colleagues to feel like they belong.

We’ve built our business by developing meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds and cultures. We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do, and our future success depends on employing great people from diverse backgrounds Our recruitment process is designed to attract the best people from every background, people that can bring different perspectives and ideas to our business. Because having a broad range of perspectives helps us to better understand our customers and their needs and makes it a great place to work.


We have a High Performance Culture powered by a world class team and an environment where innovative and passionate people can do their very best.

Underpinned by 4 pillars:


Our High Performance Culture – a meaningful place to work, where everyone gives their best and is continuously learning and improving.


We have the greatest team on the planet. We bring the right people onboard, and keep them.


We are a diverse and inclusive place, where all our people belong.


We deliver the best people experience.


Moving jobs is a big deal, so you need to make sure it’s right for you. It’s important to find out as much as you can about our business before you apply. To view all current jobs please click on the link below and apply online. Don’t worry the application process won’t take long, we have kept it as simple as possible, and we only ask you for the information we really need at the start of the process.

If you have any questions that’s not been answered here, please email it to recruitment@navico.com and we’ll get back to you with an answer.