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Bangalore - Karnataka, India - EOIZ Industrial Area
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Description & Requirements

Job Profile Title: Senior Director Engineering

A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

About HARMAN International

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. HARMAN offers a great work environment, brilliant career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!

About the Role

Harman Automotive is looking for a motivated and passionate Technology professional to own all technical aspects of a Connected Vehicle Service Delivery platform (SDP), lead and own system architecture, make technology choices, support business development, and improve Software quality.

Key Accountabilities

Apart from owning all technical aspects of connected vehicle Service Delivery Platform as the chief architect for SDP, this role would be involved in running Offboard Compute practice, Presales, and engineering excellence.

Chief SW Architect – Customer Success - Connected Vehicle Services

  • Bring synergy in roadmap of Automotive OEM’s Connected Vehicle Platform and Harman Products
  • Assess, Evaluate, and recommend enhancements on basis of deep knowledge of Harman Connected Vehicle Services Delivery Platform and customer’s requirements
  • Catalyst for change the business for Connected Vehicle Service Delivery Platform in terms of technology maturity, quality of deliverables and differentiated offerings
  • Aligning business and technology goals of Connected Vehicle Service Delivery Platform – considering Strategic directions, future technologies trajectories, industry / market trends and current capabilities / competencies
  • Making technology choices, supervises the quality and implementation of designs, developing high performance architecture of Connected Vehicle Service Delivery Platform
  • Leads software technology architecture to solve complex problems and resolve technological disagreements with informed solutions
  • Designs software architecture policies and guidelines to manage and guide members of the Business unit
  • Direct the quality management of Connected Vehicle Service Delivery Platform
  • Select and use tools and repositories to collect and manage architecture information and artefacts.
  • Define / collate best practices, methodologies, processes and tools for reuse with help of existing team and other Business units & experts group within the organization
  • Conduct assessments for maturity of architecture, and conduct training to address gaps, new software engineering practices
  • Conducting architecture and design reviews to ensure long term scalability, reliability, modularity and maintainability of product / platform

Offboard Compute Practice (Center of Excellence)

  • Running Offboard Compute (Cloud) Practice organization with a defined roadmap, objectives and budget to drive business development, thought leadership, upskilling team and incubate niche technical competencies
  • Validate industry and customer trends to plan roadmap
  • Create service portfolio and aligned PoCs/assets on market leading technology trends for learning and customer demo
  • Participation in conferences and consortiums. And contributing publications – white paper/blogs
  • Review and approval of practice investment plan; Discuss and approve investment plans with AES Practice Leadership
  • Provide assessment of Practice achievements based on metrics. Maintain and report metrics on practice progress and practice usage
  • Conduct or arrange knowledge sharing sessions, facilitate practice communities
  • Conduct Sales training and provide material to be turned into collaterals by presales and marketing
  • Work with Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Practice to define end-to-end go-to-market including both Embedded and Cloud components. Covering topics like low footprint containers, vehicle runtime orchestration, Control plane, Digital twin, and other relevant topics


  • Formulating and leading technical / functional solution during presales activity to prospective clients and customers.
  • Collaborate with technical & business team members, who may only have a vague understanding of their need, to co-create a plan for executing a quality bid response.
  • Facilitation of client RFx understanding through presentations demonstrations and benchmarks; provision of support throughout the sell
  • Developing long lasting and high-quality business relationships with clients by instilling trust and confidence
  • Working directly with clients to understand their business strategy, program requirements & processes
  • Providing knowledge transfer to the delivery teams to ensure a smooth handover from sales to delivery

Basic Requirements

  • Around 24 years’ experience in Architecture, Engineering Delivery, SW Quality, pre-sales and product development in Automotive SW & Services
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred.
  • Experience of designing and building scalable and distributed software applications.
  • Deep knowledge of Java stack, Stream messaging concepts (Kafka, AWS Kinesis, etc.), stream data processing applications design (Kafka streams, AWS Lambda, etc.), efficient and scalable data storage solutions (MongoDB, HBase, AWS DynamoDB, etc.), SQL based systems (Oracle, AWS Redshift, etc.), web application development (Java webapp, Java Spring, etc.), API gateway principles (Apigee, AWS Gateway, etc.), security concepts like oAuth2/OICD.
  • Good understanding of containerization (docker) and execution orchestration (Kubernetes) open source frameworks.
  • Experience with cloud providers (AWS, Tencent, Azure, Alibaba, etc.) services and APIs.
  • Automotive relevant experience which includes working with Automotive OEMs
  • Knowledge of automotive technologies and industry trends.
  • Knowledge of Software Engineering excellence and quality improvement initiatives
  • Experience working in a matrix, global organization by collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Results and detail-oriented: hold him/herself and others accountable for commitments
  • Effective C-Level communication skills
  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to work with a blank slate and inspire others.
  • Intellectual and curious with a passion for storytelling.
  • Experience pivoting and navigating dynamic and changing situations.
  • Proactive, self-sufficient, and professional, with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about delivering powerful presentations.
  • Flexibility to work in office or remotely, travel for business and work in multiple time zones as needed

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.