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Additional Location:
Koto-ku, Japan | Nagoya, Japan
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

In this Role you will be collaborating with other professionals to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications. Using tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interface of desired product, developing high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility.

Your Team

The SW Architect will report to the System Engineering Manager/Director and will typically be assigned to multiple projects. This position does not have any direct reports. 

What You Will Do

  • Develop and contribute in defining software design strategy for the area of responsibility (e.g. Project, Domain, BU ENG, Application).
  • Identify architectural constraints for the architectural level (project, domain, application) based on technical and organizational requirements and decompose them to architectural levels below.
  • Develop software architecture for the assigned architectural level fulfilling the architectural requirements.
  • Define, develop and verify all interfaces to related SW architectural elements are complete.
  • Describe, evaluate and verify dynamic behavior and interaction between the related SW architectural elements.
  • Analyze customer requirement and map them to existing architecture or extend the architecture starting from RFQ/RFI phase.
  • Analyze and address architectural relevant nonfunctional requirements.
  • Ensure traceability and consistency to system architecture and to software requirements.

What You Need

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in electrical, computer engineering or similar discipline.
  • The high-level grasp of the technology and ability to understand customer wishes and -make decisions, -communicate these decisions, and -control the technical direction of the project.
  • Knowledge of embedded software, system and understanding of Linux OS kernel and user space.
  • Proven technical leadership and ability to clearly communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Expert knowledge and experience of Software Architecture.
  • Ability to document comprehensively and concisely, decision making and problem-solving ability.
  • Fluent in Japanese, business level English.

What is Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of process models (e.g. Automotive SPICE® specially SWE.2).
  • Experience in AUTOSAR
  • Competent on Automotive Cybersecurity Engineering (ISO 21434).
  • Competent on TARA methodologies.
  • Knowledge of cryptography application in automotive ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of secure coding standards.
  • Experience with design methods (e.g. UML or SysML) and modelling tools and languages.
  • Knowledge of Automotive Functional Safety (ISO 26262).

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 30%, domestic only OR domestic and international travel.
  • Willing to work at Harman Ariake or Nagoya Office
  • Successfully complete a background investigation/Aptitude Test as a condition of employment.

What We Offer

  • We offer an authentic diverse, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development in a truly global organization.
  • You will work on products and services that touch people’s lives and will change the industrial standards, being a part of the transformations in our industry.
  • Our work environments are fast paced, challenging, empowering, collaborative, flexible and exciting.
  • We offer our own HARMAN University with regular updates on the new technologies and trends by utilizing various sessions organized by Self Learning and Development Trainings to help grow and advance talent.
  • We offer competitive compensation/benefit programs and recognition programs.

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.