Software Engineering Team Leader, Garmin International, Inc.
Jay Roltgen started his career at Garmin in 2010 as a software engineer developing features for some of Garmin’s first internet-connected navigators, the nüvi 1695 and 2390. He quickly became a technical lead for a feature that provides real-time traffic camera locations, then moved on to serve as lead software engineer for a motorcycle navigation product, the zūmo 390, where he developed the user interface for a tire pressure monitoring system.
In 2013, Jay moved into Garmin’s outdoor group, where he developed an elevation-compensated GPS range-finding feature and implemented Wi-Fi map and software updates for the Approach G7 and G8 golf handheld products. Jay designed and implemented the swing analysis feature found on the Approach G6 watch. Jay became a team leader in 2014, and served as the lead software engineer for Garmin’s first smartwatch, the vívoactive, and also worked on the fēnix line of watches.
Jay’s team designs, implements, and tests application-level embedded software for Garmin automotive products including dash cameras, Alexa-enabled Garmin navigation devices, and more.