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DE_Karlsbad_Becker Göring Straße 16
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Hardware Expert 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.

Your Team

She/he will be embedded in the Telematics Development Team inside the SBU Connectivity, reporting to the Team Leader Expert Group or/and to Director Hardware Engineering.

What You Will Do:

  • In principle, development, test and verification of analog, digital and RF circuits for telematics/connectivity functional blocks within complex hardware architectures under considering of new technology, quality, cost and suitability for series
  • Introduction and training into GNSS area with the target of acting as an expert regarding:
  • Development, test and verification of the appropriate analog, digital and RF circuits
  • Support in analysis, evaluation and feasibility of customer requirements and special OEM specifications for RFC, RFI, RFQ and CRs , BOM estimates and calculation, effort estimation
  • Assistance/support in the conception, the commercial evaluation and the provision of technical specifications, documentation and presentation material for Telematics- u. Connectivity function blocks and products
  • Assistance/preparation of the technical requirement specifications of purchased components/modules for usage in telematics/ connectivity functional blocks and in the evaluation and selection of suitable supplier
  • Technical interface to supplier and customer
  • Support in defining the technology roadmap
  • Introduction into other wireless technologies (BT, WIFI, V2X, Mobile Networks, ...) and test equipment regarding defining and performing of active cross functional RF and functional tests under assistance of of the other Wireless Experts
  • 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 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 RF design, wireless technologies (mobile/network, positioning) and/or telematics features
  • 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 team work with internal/external teams
  • Good knowledge in spoken and written Englis

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience in ASIL / ISO 26262 compliant hardware designs
  • Experience in the development of telematics systems and/or wireless features

What Makes You Eligible

  • 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.