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Bangalore, India
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role
• As an Android HAL Engineer you will be responsible for designing & developing s/w for Android Audio 
products on multi-core platforms
• You will be involved in adding new HAL/HIDL/AIDL and middleware components for various Harman 
Audio products.
• Software development involves working with complex, multi-threaded, multi-processor or multi-core 
architectures and audio frameworks to integrate Audio DSP algorithms and control structures
What You Will Do 
• Developing, modifying, and porting of Android Audio HAL components.
• Understanding ALSA architecture to design/customize interfaces for Android Audio products.
• Design architecture of Audio HAL and implement it to plugin custom Audio features/solutions
• Design and implement audio routing algorithms
• Estimate processing resources including ROM and RAM and total system performance
• Participate in design, development, verification, troubleshooting, and delivery of high-quality products.
• Analyze existing embedded software to add features, make modifications, fix bugs, and/or port to different 
• Study and understand customer and internal specifications, architecture, and design documents for the system.
• Develop component design document based on specifications and given SW architecture.
• Understand the impact of design change on system functionality and performance.
• Lead and participate in technical discussions across engineering and product teams.
• Resolve inconsistencies in case of unclear technical requirements in the specification by direct 
communication with the responsible internal/external stakeholder.
• Responsible for dependency identification for assigned features.
• Assesses feature reusability between existing and new projects during project execution.
• Develop unit tests for all new code.
• Ensure pre-integration testing and verification for the functional area and its features. 
• Provide root cause analysis for issues, fix these issues, and verify effectiveness of given fixes for the software 
components delivered.
• Assist PL/ Engg. Manger in PI & Sprint planning and back log estimations and deliver on commitments for 
• Support in preparing schedule and effort to meet customer milestones
• Ensure the process adherence of the work products.
• Support in ensuring quality through effective design and code review.
• Manage risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the designed architecture.
• Mentor team members to build domain knowledge.
• Support the project and quality team to achieve automotive certifications like ASPICE.
• Interface with customers to handle customer queries, concerns and change management requests
• Coordinates software development activities with software team leader.
• Develop and offer visibility on risk assessment for critical fixes.
• Work with other domains for the resolution of dependencies on features and defects
• Be up to date on latest Android features/concepts, automotive industry trends
• Work with QA (Test teams) in defining the test-cases & test strategy.
• Report status, issues, and progress of the SW development
Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
• Minimum 10+ years of software development experience
• Must have development experience in Kernel, C/C++ programming with good skills in Data Structure, STL & 
familiarity with Java
• Must have experience in Android HAL AOSP architecture, Android Build System,
• Should have working knowledge in Android (Drivers, HAL, HIDL, AIDL, IPC, Binders, Libraries, Framework, 
• Good Knowledge on OS Internals (Linux)
• Aware of the Android Concepts Sepolicy, config and board config files
• Aware of DSP concepts and audio signal processing
• Knowledge of audio concepts (PCM data, Bitrate, multi-channel audio, etc.)
• Experience in Android Audio architecture with the framework, native services, and HW abstraction layers.
• Familiarity with Android Audio and/or Media System.
• Experience in JNI 
• Must have hands on experience in Android migrations
• Experience in usage of Android tools like Systrace, dumpsys etc. for debugging Audio problems
• Experience in Android Build Make file ( BP files, Go files )
• Hands-on knowledge of Android Native layer like AudioFlinger or AudioPolicyManager 
• Good experience working with tools like Gerrit/GIT, Bamboo, Bitbucket, JIRA, etc.
• Good understanding of memory management/Interrupt handling/DMA subsystems, concurrency, virtual memory, 
caching, interrupts, device drivers, real-time considerations in embedded systems.
• Working knowledge of software development processes and process models such as CMMI or ASPICE.
• Experience working in agile development environment.
• Knowledge of UML state diagrams, sequence diagrams drawing ability, analysis.
• Experience in Kotlin is added advantage
Desired Competencies:
• Resourcefulness in triaging technical problems and coordinating with multiple teams for issue resolution
• Ability to work in a structured manner
• Work proactive and independent with a positive attitude
• Creative problem-solver capable of creating, reproducing complex system/functional defects, and leading from 
the front.
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Self-driven and Innovative to drive continuous improvements in Design and Development process
• Ability to work independently and contribute to project and team.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to connect the dots between own tasks and project/team deliverables and engage in technical discussions 
with other functions
• Strong team player, ability to handle multiple projects and ability to mentor engineers.

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.