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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5, DE_Karlsbad_Becker Göring Straße 16
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Garching, Germany | Karlsbad, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

What You Will Do:

As a SW Project Lead at Harman, you are responsible for successfully running the Software part of our Telematic Projects and ensure project deliveries in time, budget and quality. You are the face to the customer for all SW topics. You are orchestrating the virtual, cross functional, global SW project team.

  • Deliver next-generation Telematic Units to the customer
  • Serve as the face to the customer for all SW related topics
  • Orchestrate virtual, cross functional, global project teams.
  • Assure that all software project team members understand the product, understand their roles in the project organization and accept their responsibilities.
  • Define and establish software project management process and development lifecycle activities derived from HARMAN standard process considering project specific constraints and stakeholder needs.
  • Establish communication and synchronization with global cross functional teams involved in the project on a regular base.
  • Plan, monitor, control and track the software project to achieve the goals with respect to schedule, effort, product quality and process quality in a timely manner.
  • Provide SW program status updates on a regular base. Represent the program internally and externally to senior management (Director level and above) during program, quality, and operations reviews.
  • Ensure project deliveries in time, budget and quality by following the project specifications.
  • Contribute in requirements analysis during and after RFQ phase e.g. identification of technical constraints, needed licenses etc.
  • Define and establish planning guidelines and priorities for SW development.
  • Manage change of software project goals (internal Change Control Boards)
  • Prepare Software Project Management Plan and obtain approval from program management and line management of involved departments.
  • Create and update software project milestone schedule, synchronized with program management, customer, and suppliers.
  • Identify SW development work products, plan and monitor their regular release within SW Maturity Gate according to the defined software development lifecycle.
  • Identify and monitor project and process risks within scope of software project management and establish risk mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Arbitrate and resolve conflict and interface problems affecting progress of software project.
  • Perform regular lessons learned and ensure defined software development processes are continuously improved.

What You Need:

  • Expert knowledge in project management and coordination in a globally distributed development environment
  • Expert knowledge in software engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Global mindset, teamwork in a multi-location team, enterprise approach
  • Knowledge of Agile SW Development
  • Knowledge of requirements definition and management
  • Knowledge of configuration management rules and tools
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of process models (e.g. Automotive SPICE®, CMMI)
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to understand complex systems, to break down and structure into reasonable parts so dependencies become visible, describable, and thus manageable.
  • Flexible and open personality
  • Ability to define, pursue and reach strong and measurable individual goals corresponding to general HARMAN strategy and to integrate people, to resolve conflicts, broad intercultural experience, Excellent communication skill
  • Must have a "whatever-it-takes" attitude using diplomatic leadership skills within a collaborative teamwork environment to accomplish the necessary results,
  • Proven and effective communication, analytical, judgment, initiative, and execution skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University degree in engineering (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology) or Business Administration or appropriate graduation
  • Certified Project Management Professional (e.g. PMP )
  • Automotive experience
  • Projects implemented with Automotive ASPICE Level 3
  • Experience in real-time embedded software and system development
  • Management experience with 25+ people

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel

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.