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

About the Role

This Principal Acoustics Research Engineer, ANC will be responsible for the research and development of the state of the art ANC algorithms for vehicles. You will work on understanding the current ANC algorithms and creating new innovative concepts. You will be responsible for developing new DSP software and validating new concepts. In addition, you will work with the productionization team to support the development of embedded software.

What You Will Do

  • Develop, modify, and integrate active noise cancellation (ANC) DSP algorithms in the automotive environment based on the latest publications in active noise control research

  • Utilize rapid prototyping systems to create quick turn demonstrations and evaluate innovative concepts

  • Oversee the implementation, testing, and evaluation of algorithms within an acoustic environment

  • Collaborate across the team to act as a mentor and influencer

  • Draft innovation disclosure reports and assist Patent Attorneys with patent applications

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and 12 years overall experience

  • OR Master’s Degree in Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and 8 years of relevant experience

  • OR PHD in Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent + 4 years relevant experience

  • Experience with advanced algorithm research

  • Experience with AI/ML tools and techniques

  • Knowledge of high level programming languages such as MATLAB/Simulink

  • Experience using problem solving methodologies to perform root cause analysis of complex systems

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

What is Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of audio algorithms (noise cancellation, synthesis techniques, effects), audio systems and acoustic principles

  • Experience with VST plugins and hosts

  • Experience developing embedded systems for consumer, automotive or military products

  • Experience with modern software development processes (AGILE) and tools like JIRA, GIT, DOORS

  • Experience in automotive industry, especially regarding communication protocols (e.g., CAN, A2B)

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI (hybrid)

  • 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.