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Chennai, India
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a ‘Lead Software Architect (Projects)’, you will be responsible for all software architectural decisions pertaining to one or more automotive OEM customer project(s) for development of Integrated Cockpit products from inception to production. You will be assisted by other architects and SMEs assigned to specific domains/subsystems, however, critical decisions would require your review and approval. Your role is critical for wining business as well as successful execution of the projects. You will be collaborating with the customer, domain/ subsystem architect/SMEs, and various other stakeholders in the organization involved in acquisition and execution of customer projects for Automotive Electronics.   

Your Team

You will be reporting to the Regional Head of Project Software Architecture for North America and Asia Pacific regions.

What You Will Do

  • Understand customer requirements or problem statements, propose best software solution architecture by leveraging Harman’s portfolio of assets and/or purely bespoke solution approach.
  • Define and document software architecture, review and approve software design/architecture from domain/subsystem architects and SMEs.
  • Evaluate architectural alternatives, apply sound judgement to choose the best alternative, present architecture with analysis of pros and cons of various alternatives and rationale behind architectural decisions to internal and external stakeholders.   
  • Understand overall system architecture, asses and review system architecture from SW perspective and identify needs for change or improvement.
  • Understand existing or potential defects in the system from SW design/architecture perspective and make design/architectural improvements to prevent them.
  • Collaborate with requirements team, other architects and SMEs, software development teams, testing teams, program management teams to achieve organization’s goals.

What You Need

  • A Bachelors or higher level degree in engineering in Computer Science / Electronics / Electrical/ or similar disciplines.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in software development in roles that involved software design and development, including at least 5 years in the automotive electronics industry in embedded software development using C/C++, Java, and one or more of any RTOS, QNX, Linux, Android.
  • Good level of understanding of UML/SysML, communication protocols like CAN/ LIN/ Ethernet/ TCP/ IP/ UDP/ RTP etc., SW Development Life Cycle models.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills including documentation of technical matters, good reasoning and presentation skills, good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn and adapt continuously to keep pace with ever changing technology landscape and solution options.       

What is Nice to Have

  • In depth knowledge of more than one of the automotive Integrated Cockpit domains like Cluster, Media, Audio, HMI, BT/WiFi, Vehicle network, embedded security, navigation, hypervisor, kernel etc.
  • Good knowledge of embedded Android and Android App development.
  • Knowledge of ASPICE, Automotive Functional Safety.
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering, Model Based SW Development
  • Good understanding of Hardware Design.  

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing for domestic and international travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Be willing to work in an office.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

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.