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Garching - Bavaria, Germany - Parking 1-5 Business Campus
Additional Location:
Boblingen - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Karlsbad - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role 

In this role you will define the Digital Twin Strategy for Harman Automotive and drive the deployment of the Digital Twin ecosystem to be used for development and testing of automotive applications in a cloud environment. This role drives the implementation of seamless cloud based integrated tool chains for development, validation, simulation, and vehicle data management.  

Your Team 

The leader of the Digital Twin team will supervise an overall team size of up to 50 engineers and managers 

What You Will Do  

  • Defines the strategic and technical roadmap for the division's full stack Digital Twin platform 
  • Aligns the Digital Twin strategy with key stakeholders from Center of Excellence, SBUs and products spaces 
  • Leads a team of Digital Twin engineers of cloud architects and developers, Multiphysics simulation experts, vehicle network simulation experts, vehicle cloud infrastructure experts 
  • Drives integration of value adding Digital Twin methods and tools into engineering execution by strong collaboration with engineering excellence and engineering leaders 
  • Defines and operationalize data standardization practices (e.g., asset taxonomies) for key Digital Twin assets 
  • Provides framework for data warehousing, curation, and end user access 
  • Defines solution architecture for Digital Twin platform that allows for scalable data services connected to a variety of end user applications 
  • Operationalize DataOps practices, building data curation and governance processes that allows engineering department to leverage the Digital Twin for developments 

What You Need 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or equivalent 
  • 10+ years related technical experience 
  • 10+ years in a leadership of global teams in an automotive environment 
  • 10+ years leading global teams in the automotive industry 
  • Deep knowledge of cloud-based development tools and processes 
  • Knowledge about vehicle network simulations techniques for CAN, Ethernet and other vehicle networks 
  • Detailed understanding of SW development processes in the automotive industry 
  • Experience in multi-physical simulations and related tools  
  • Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and customers 

What Makes You Eligible 

  • Be willing to travel up to 30%, domestic and international travel  
  • Be willing to work in an office in North America or Germany  

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.