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US_Novi_30001 Cabot Drive
Additional Location:
Novi, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a Hardware Project Lead you will manage 1 ~ 2 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) development projects and lead the cross functional team consisting of electrical, mechanical engineering, validation, procurement, and quality teams. You will be responsible for meeting project objectives that involve hardware developing plans, implementing strategies, executing the project to completion, and accomplishing hardware deliverables.

In our cross-functional organization you will be the primary contact for hardware and mechanical project deliverables and continuously report the status with key stakeholders. Based on your broad experience you will prepare and propose appropriate measures to mitigate project risks.

What You Will Do

  • Guide electrical and mechanical engineering teams ensuring project deliverables meeting time, cost and quality targets.

  • Lead the cross functional teams including engineering, validation, quality, procurement to successfully develop the product for the assigned project

  • Oversee multiple related projects under a major customer program

  • Accountable from RFQ phase to production launch with full ownership of BOM (Bill of Materials) ensuring business original EBITs

  • Collaborate across the functional groups in a matrix organization defining project requirements, setting priorities, and establishing the project scope.

  • Manage cross functional dependencies, risks, and changes effectively by optimizing the scope, schedule, and resources accordingly.

  • Coordinate project team to drive technical analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.

  • Manage project escalation and problem resolutions covering project deliverables and maturity gate reviews.

  • Develop and communication plans to effectively communicate project status, issues, and risks to stakeholders.

  • Lead the successful implementation of projects from start-up to close-out through close working relationship with CPM (Customer Program Management) and other functional teams like HW engineering, validation, procurement, and quality.

  • Define and track key metrics and key quality and performance indicators and drive cross functional execution of project deliverables.

  • Responsible for driving HW-PL target alignment, cost improvement initiatives, and best practices synergies.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent

  • 10+ years of experience leading automotive projects

  • Previous experience leading project team or engineering team

  • Experience in designing electro-mechanical systems.

  • Knowledge in PLM methodologies, PM processes in project execution and management.

What is Nice to Have

  • Masters in electrical engineering or equivalent engineering

  • Experience in developing Infotainment and ADAS platforms

  • Exposure to Hardware and Thermal simulations in automotive applications

  • Broad intercultural experience and excellent communication skills

  • Certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

  • This position requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle. As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN’s sole discretion, no more than four (4) active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

What We Offer

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)

  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University

  • Competitive wellness benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development.


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.