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Additional Location:
Bangalore, India | Chennai, India
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role:

Proficient in designing, developing, and maintaining Visual drivers kernel-level software, showcasing mastery in open-source development practices. Skilled in developing complex drivers and adept at employing open-source development methodologies, with a strong capability for in-depth issue analysis within complex system environments.

Your Team

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports; but principal level engineers are expected to mentor more junior engineers and help guide their careers and activities..

What You Will Do

  • Spearhead the design, development, and debugging of kernel-level software components, ensuring stability, performance, and security.
  • Investigate and resolve complex kernel-related issues, employing debugging tools and methodologies.
  • Ensures on-time support for Architecture, design, development and delivery activities and interfacing with Delivery and customers, other engineering organizations.
  • Participates in proposal to customer requests, RFQ and other opportunities that may arise.
  • Provides software Leadership for different kernel components.
  • Interfaces with customers both internal and external to ascertain customer satisfaction and takes appropriate action to ensure customer satisfaction relative to group performance.
  • Maintains engineering standards by establishing and maintaining policies on software design standards.
  • Identifies and implements methods and practices that improve effectiveness of teamwork, and maturity of software development.
  • Supervise and review contributions from the development team.
  • Performs technical research, monitors current trends and changes in technology.
  • Demonstrates industry knowledge to assist in new product development.
  • Uses Agile Scrum Methodology for software development.
  • Ensure proper review of code developed by Junior team members.
  • Present and defend technical decisions to peers and engineering management using facts
  • Analyze and resolve incompatibility and conflicts between teams through technical discussions.
  • Drive team with Act like Owner Mindset.

What You Need

  • Master’s/bachelor’s degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in software development, Architecture.
  • 7+ Years of experience on LINUX/Android driver development and debugging robust systems.
  • Good understanding in Kernel Internals, C programing.
  • Understanding of Android/Linux Boot Sequence and various Framework module architecture.
  • Hands on troubleshooting issues on run-time environment.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Proficient in multi-threaded programming and middleware solution development on Linux & Android environment.
  • Strong in fundamentals of Inter Process Communication and OS concepts.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects.
  • Expertise in different Kernel components like MM, Scheduling, Process Management etc
  • Strong Knowledge on Embedded Linux Kernel Internals & Device Drivers and rich experience in Kernel Driver Development.
  • Good Understanding on ARM 32/64 Architectures and Kernel Debugging
  • Expert in any of Realtime OS like RT Linux, QNX , VXworks.
  • Expert in Display, Camera, Input device subsystems in Linux Kernel.
  • Expert in I2C, SPI, UART  subsystems in Linux Kernel.
  • Good Understanding of Memory, Storage devices, high Speed devices like USB, PCiE, SDIO.
  • Languages:
    • Required:  C, C++, HAL, Device Drivers, System programming.
    • Desirable: Scripting, Yocto, perl,
  • OS:
    • Required: Linux/QNX/Android/RT Linux.
  • Tools:
    • GIT, Gerrit, HW debugging using Analyzers and HW debuggers.
  • Experience with cross compiler tool chain and build IDEs

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s degree or PG Diploma in Embedded systems or equivalent
  • Experience with multi-core System-on-Chip processors with hypervisor.
  • Experience developing automotive products or personal computing and mobile device platforms
  • Experience with ASPICE compatible software development practices
  • Work experience in QNX, VXWorks.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% domestic and international travel
  • Willingness to work in Bangalore.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

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 an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (

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.