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IN_Pune_ICC-Devi Gaurav Tech Park_HII
Additional Location:
Pune, India
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Senior Research Engineer is responsible for organizing, administering and reporting sound quality evaluations per the direction of HARMAN’s statistically based, audio quality subjective evaluation process.  This person will assist the expansion of this unique technology within India and surrounding markets as well as represent the process and its results directly to HARMAN’s OEM customers.  This position will work directly with HARMAN’s Acoustic Benchmarking Dept. (part of the Business Operations Department), located in Novi, Michigan.  The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in the area of Acoustics or Applied Sciences and 5-8 years of industry experience and knowledge with software, tools and methods for acoustic measurements and subjective analytics.

What You Will Do

  • Drive all regional Benchmarking activities for the purpose of production validation, development and competitive analysis
  • Create and maintain Benchmarking procedures and processes required to consistently perform benchmarking duties
  • Promote the Global Benchmarking process to both existing and potential customers with the intent of integrating those customers into the process
  • Maintain proper testing documentation of system performance
  • Develop methodologies to train on process and deliver training to both internal Harman employees and HARMAN OEM customers globally
  • Work closely with Engineering and Sales to develop sound performance targets for customer development programs
  • Responsible for all vehicle evaluation data analysis using the Global Benchmarking process and communication of that data within HARMAN or directly to the OEM customers regionally.
  • Drive other sound quality benchmarking initiatives not necessarily following the HARMAN Benchmarking process
  • Contribute to database containing results from the Global Benchmarking process
  • Coordinate benchmarking activities with other regional Benchmarking leaders

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fields of Acoustic or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years related industry experience
  • 5-8 years direct Acoustic and/or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in 3 or more of the following fields:  software development, UI/UX design, graphic design, acoustic engineering, digital signal processing, psycho-acoustics, and recording arts.
  • Knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction, and sound system tuning
  • Experience developing and debugging software in a real-time, embedded, multiprocessor, multi-interface environment.
  • Knowledge of advanced acoustic principles and digital signal processing
  • Knowledge of Matlab, C, C++, algorithm development and programming

What is Nice to Have

  • Masters Degree in fields of Acoustic or Electrical Engineering 

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in an office in Pune, IN
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment
  • This position requires the use of a use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle.  As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN’s sole discretion, no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development such as, onsite café, fitness center, weekly massage, fitness classes, and other onsite events promoted by our Employee resource groups
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program
  • Scholarship programs for employee family members

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.