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Böblingen, Germany | Böblingen, Germany | Garching, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Job: 

You are a passionate Software Architecture professional, who is enthusiastic about automotive electronics and wants to define the future E/E Systems and in-cabin user experience. 

As Principal E/E Software Architect, you are an expert in the full vehicle E/E Software system, and you have a good high-level understanding of all domains. In our E/E Architecture Lab, you will drive the analysis of E/E Software architecture trends and technologies across global markets, key customers, and suppliers. With your peer software architects, you will design future vehicle E/E Software architecture and product concepts. For our SW architectures you will also cover the Chassis/Powertrain/Body/SOA domains in collaboration with our product lines and system integration teams on combining our automotive product portfolio into a seamless user experience deployed in the HARMAN AutoOne product engineering car fleet.

What You Will Do:

  • Full vehicle E/E Software architecture SME analysing future Software architecture trends and developing technology roadmaps and product concepts. 
  • Software architect for Chassis/Powertrain/Body/SOA domains   
  • Collaborate with product line SMEs, customers, and suppliers and analyse, identify, and establish industry benchmark E/E Software architecture design principles and best practices. 
  • Develop innovative E/E – and Chassis/Powertrain/Body/SOA domain software architecture for the HARMAN Auto One reference car in close collaboration with the product line architects and the E/E Architecture Lab domain architects. 
  • Support technology partner and M&A analysis   

What You Need:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or comparable experience
  • Strong background (8 years) in automotive software architecture and in Chassis/Powertrain/Body/SOA domains
  • Core expertise in all E/E Software architecture domains and its cross interactions including vehicle-level system partitioning, vehicle function allocations and system integration
  • Technical leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire people
  • Good understanding of standards – ISO26262, ISO21434
  • Experience in UML and respective tooling
  • Experience in operating systems like Android, Linux, QNX, AUTOSAR etc.
  • Understanding of Automotive service-oriented architectures (SoA) like SOME/IP, DDS etc.
  • Understanding of integrating spatial and temporal isolated Chassis, Powertrain, and Body domain applications
  • Understanding of automotive in-vehicle network interfaces like Ethernet, CAN, LIN, etc. and sensor interfaces like PSI-5, SENT etc.
  • Understanding of automotive sensors and actuators in the Chassis, Powertrain and Body domain
  • Understanding of Classic and Adaptive AUTOSAR, safety island, model-based application development (MATLAB, Rhapsody, etc.), Signal to Service
  • Experience developing ASIL safety concepts and decomposition

What Makes You Eligible:

  • Willingness to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel

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.