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

About the Role

As a Software Architect, you will be responsible for all software architectural decisions pertaining to one or more automotive OEM customer project(s) for development of Integrated Cockpit products from inception to production. You will be assisted by other architects and subject matter experts (SME) assigned to specific domains/sub-systems, however, critical decisions would require your review and approval. Your role is critical for wining business as well as successful execution of the projects. You will be collaborating with the customer, domain/ subsystem architect/SMEs, and various other stakeholders in the organization involved in acquisition and execution of customer projects for Automotive Electronics.   

What You Will Do

  • Understand customer requirements or problem statements, propose best software solution architecture by leveraging Harman’s portfolio of assets and/or purely bespoke solution approach.
  • Define and document software architecture, review and approve software design/architecture from domain/subsystem architects and SMEs.
  • Evaluate architectural alternatives, apply sound judgement to choose the best alternative, present architecture with analysis of pros and cons of various alternatives and rationale behind architectural decisions to internal and external stakeholders.   
  • Understand overall system architecture, asses and review system architecture from SW perspective and identify needs for change or improvement.
  • Understand existing or potential defects in the system from SW design/architecture perspective and make design/architectural improvements to prevent them.
  • Collaborate with requirements team, other architects and SMEs, software development teams, testing teams, program management teams to achieve organization’s goals.

What You Need

  • A Bachelor or higher level degree in engineering in Computer Science / Electronics / Electrical/ or similar disciplines.
  • Good level of understanding of UML/SysML, communication protocols like CAN/ LIN/ Ethernet/ TCP/ IP/ UDP/ RTP etc., SW Development Life Cycle models.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills including documentation of technical matters, good reasoning and presentation skills, good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn and adapt continuously to keep pace with ever changing technology landscape and solution options.       

What is Nice to Have

  • In depth knowledge of more than one of the automotive Integrated Cockpit domains like Cluster, Media, Audio, HMI, BT/WiFi, Vehicle network, embedded security, navigation, hypervisor, kernel etc.
  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in software development in roles that involved software design and development, including at least 5 years in the automotive electronics industry in embedded software development using C/C++, Java, exposure/knowledge/experience in embedded Android Systems, and one or more of any RTOS, QNX, Linux etc.
  • Good knowledge of embedded Android and Android App development.
  • Knowledge of ASPICE, Automotive Functional Safety.
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering, Model Based SW Development
  • Good understanding of Hardware Design.  

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% of the time, international and domestic.
  • Be willing to work in an office as needed.
  • 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.