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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

Position Summary: 

The Senior Acoustic Systems Engineer will work on Harman’s Car Audio system design, development and the focus on tuning of new audio systems cars: The Lead Engineer role will leverage Harman’s brand technology leadership to create the best automotive audio systems in the world. You will lead the audio system design, development and tuning of new audio systems into cars.  The role will leverage your acoustic technical skills, customer interfacing skills and collaboration skills to cross-functionally deliver the best audio systems possible.  

What You Will Do:

  • Design, implement, tune and or assist in tuning and approve final tuning of audio systems for the automotive environment
  • Prepare technical requirements and report presentations
  • Support departmental initiatives and activities as directed by the department management team
  • Provide technical support and guidance for the solution of various customers’ and interdepartmental initiatives
  • Develop and document tools and best practices in an international environment and ensure a uniform level of knowledge within OEM teams
  • Planning and managing customer projects and alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead customer discussions pertaining to current and future capabilities centered around the acoustic discipline and technology enablers that assist in the products intended experience
  • Responsible for all acoustic systems Harman provides for specific OEM customers and their responsible regions
  • Technical management and steering of the project engineers (e.g. deployment to customer facilities, define requirements on tools, work procedures, work packages, …)
  • Technical Lead, training, support, evaluation and task management of engineers within project teams
  • Responsible to ensure pick up and delivering cars from customer to car lab
  • Preparation of internal/ external audits within the work domain and location
  • Organization of local poolcar- and equipment maintenance
  • Support or execution of mechanical tasks e.g. disassembling and mounting hardware components (loudspeaker, amplifier, head-unit)
  • Create and maintain project documentation and reporting for various stakeholders.
  • Travel to customers and other Harman sites within Europe

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Acoustics is required. Master’s degree in Engineering preferred. Alternatively, Tonmeister degree
  • Thorough knowledge of acoustics combined with practical experience
  • Three years or more of design experience of audio systems and/or components within the automotive or consumer industry
  • 9+ years or more of experience in an audio related field is required; Five years or more of experience is strongly preferred
  • Specific experience required in 3 or more of the following fields: acoustical engineering, transducer engineering, digital signal processing, amplifier engineering, physical/psycho-acoustics and recording arts. playing an instrument is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of best practices in product development and sound tuning
  • User experience and knowledge of audio tools
  • Basic knowledge of loudspeaker design
  • Excellent hearing capability
  • Detailed knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction and sound system tuning is required
  • Experience on algorithm development and programming is preferred (e.g. Matlab, C, C++))
  • Main communication language: English/ optional: German, Swedish, Italian or French)
  • Proficient in identifying and solving issues and recommending process improvements.
  • Ability to cooperate on technical and artistical solutions
  • Project Management skills
  • Basic technical and construction skills
  • Open to travel to Harman sites within Europe (up to 40% of the time)
  • Drivers License

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.