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Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania
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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.
  • They will be embedded in the Telematics Development Team inside the SBU Connectivity, reporting to the Team Leader HW Engineering or/and to the Director of Hardware Engineering.

What You Will Do

  • Technical assistance of HW Project Leader in the responsible area
  • Support/perform 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 the engineering process
  • Assisting in the 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 locations 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 systems, or other automotive ECUs of similar complexity level
  • Knowledge of analog, 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 to work with internal/external teams
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English

Beneficial Qualifications

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

What we offer 


  • Work in international teams with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Use HARMAN Flex – choose the right working model fitting their job (WfH, Hybrid, or Office)
  • Access career development opportunities and get both on-the-job training on high-end automotive projects, as well as extensive technical training
  • Access HARMAN Webshop with large employee discounts for audio products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG)
  • Are encouraged to have a healthy work/life balance with a progressive holiday plan based on total work experience, 2 sick days, 3 days off compensation for weekend legal holidays, and flextime
  • And of course, enjoy meal tickets, a premium medical subscription, fitness discounts, and other corporate perks



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.