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Ulm - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Additional Location:
Karlsbad - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

  • The Hardware Principal Engineer/Expert and HW Architect is a member of a global HW development team to realize telematics and connectivity functions in automotive IVI and telematics systems, which includes assessment of requirements and feasibility, definition of suitable concepts, implementation and verification.
  • She/he will be embedded in the Telematics Development Team inside the SBU Connectivity, reporting to the Team Leader HW Engineering or/and to Director Hardware Engineering.

What You Will Do

  • Technical assistance of HW Project Leader in responsible area
  • Support/perform of analysis, assessment and feasibility of customer requirements and special OEM specifications for RFC, RFI, RFQ and CRs, BOM estimates and calculation, effort estimation for telematics/connectivity functional blocks
  • Perform the analysis of cost-down measures to achieve HW BOM targets
  • Conception and realization of system/HW designs, schematics and/or schematics integration of hardware applications and functional blocks / modules for Telematics/Connectivity Systems under consideration of:
    - new technologies, quality, cost, suitability for series
    - Hardware Development Process acc. Harman BMS and guidelines of SBU
      Hardware Development
    and close collaboration/alignment with System and SW Architecture and corresponding Experts/FO
  • Assistance/support of HW PM/PL in the provision of technical specifications, documentation and presentation material for Telematics/Connectivity function blocks and products
  • Support/Perform Requirement Engineering (Doors, DNG, ALM), Change Management, documentation, DFMEA, … under Harman Tools
  • Define and guide technical measurements (function, performance, EMC, thermal) for platform/product verification of telematics/connectivity function blocks including real customer use cases based on separated and combined wireless functions during engineering process
  • Assisting in preparation of the technical requirement specifications of purchased parts for Telematics/ Connectivity functional blocks and in the evaluation and selection of suitable supplier
  • Technical interface to involved domains, customer and component supplier
  • Global cooperation with other departments and other location as system design, Construction, Quality, Manufacturing, Procurement and Software during the development process

What You Need

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or appropriate graduation)
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the HW development, verification and industrialization of In-vehicle Infotainment systems, telematics/connectivity system or other automotive ECUs of similar complexity level
  • Knowledge in analogue, digital and RF design
  • Knowledge of tools for schematic/layout realization and simulation (e.g. Mentor Graphics, SPICE, …) as well as Microsoft applications
  • Structured and target orientated working style in an international team environment
  • Experience in requirements management (e.g. DOORS, DNG, ALM) beneficial
  • Structured and result-oriented working style
  • Ability of teamwork with internal/external teams
  • Good knowledge in spoken and written English

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Experience in the development of analogue, digital and RF designs, especially in wireless applications (e.g., mobile network technologies) and/or telematics systems
  • Good knowledge in spoken and written German

Eligibility Requirements

  • Willingness to travel within German & international on demand (around 10-25%)

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.