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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the role:

In this role you will be responsible for driving the Software Factory strategy and culture across all of Harman Automotive to continuously improve the Software engineering. In brief, a Software Factory is an integrated set of tooling, services, data, and processes that enables engineers to plan, build, test, adaptively release, and/or operate and manage the software. You will lead a team of delivery experts to transform the engineering organization into a cloud based design, development and test factory. This role will work with the SBU product and project teams to utilize and implement a Software Factory approach, with a high degree of mastery and consistency. This team will also be responsible for looking externally to the industry to evaluate best practices for modern software development and delivery, of state-of-the-art technology products.

What You Will Do

  • Evaluate industry operating model benchmarks and collaborate with SBU Engineering Excellence and technology leaders for defining implementation roadmaps
  • Lead a cross functional team of engineers, architects, and technology leaders with expertise in building cloud-based software design, development, simulation, and testing methods
  • Challenge, motivate, support, and hold accountable SBU product and project teams to adapt new operating model initiatives (processes, tools, capabilities)
  • Partner with SBU Engineering Excellence, Delivery, and Domain leadership to define a shared enterprise level software engineering strategy, test methodologies and models, and drive full adoption and utilization by the product and project engineering teams
  • Drive results and track effectiveness with performance metrics, targets, and outlook to drive continuous improvements for Automotive Engineering
  • Cultivate and grow engineering excellence concepts into a mature state of work (processes, tools, capabilities) for implementation readiness
  • Collaborate with Automotive Services to leverage operating model initiatives to build software practices as a service
  • Ensure that the interests of engineering stakeholders including Manufacturing, Digital Twin, Divisional Technology, Procurement, and Customer Groups are represented in the implementation of enterprise engineering operating models

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 10+ years related technical experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership of global teams in an Automotive environment
  • Hands-on and expert knowledge and experience with Linux, Cloud Platforms (Azure preferred), and infra-automation such as Terraform, Docker Compose, GitOps, and shell scripting
  • Deep understanding of software development processes in the automotive industry including Continuous Delivery and virtual simulation
  • Experience in building up and maintaining a team of highly qualified experts
  • Experience in defining, monitoring and acting on KPIs for driving improvements
  • Experience in consulting with and advising a distributed global large-scale engineering organization
  • Ability to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and customers
  • Radiates a mindset of continuous improvements of engineering execution methods and tools
  • Ability to drive application of software engineering standards in multiple vertical engineering departments
  • Prior experience in a strategy consulting firm with Automotive customers as well as hands-on experience in designing, building, securing, and managing Kubernetes on the cloud at scale would be a bonus

What We Offer

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.