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JP_Nagoya_77, 1- Chome Takayashiro
Additional Location:
Koto-ku, Japan | Nagoya, Japan
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

This position is within HARMAN’s Automotive Engineering department, the primary responsibility is to provide hardware and software applications support of audio systems and drive solutions for improving vehicle system-level interactions. Also, the position will be the bridge between the customer and internal engineering teams. The Engineering team is looking for the ultimate team player that thinks positive, loves customers, and can manage projects independently. The successful candidate will be highly flexible in finding solutions for our customer’s needs and will have a demonstrated track record of success with audio systems engineering and customer facing interaction.

What You Will Do

  • The HW SME for amplifiers plays a pivot role in the Car Audio Strategic Business Units. The business unit markets, designs, engineers, and manufactures advanced audio amplifiers, speakers, and microphones for most of the OEMs (Toyota, Honda etc.).
  • You will interact with customers around the globe, engineering centers in China, India and Mexico, Program Managers, and other stakeholders to develop Car Audio products.
  • You will be involved in the design review of HW work products following the project lifecycle. Some examples are Customer Requirements Analysis, Design Verification plan, HW Block Diagram, Schematics, DFMEA & DRBFM, Worst Case Circuit Analysis, PCB Layout, Design Verification, etc.
  • You will hold a centric position during the request for quotations by technically leading the HW portion of the concept freeze and concept approval in RFQ and RFI. It includes specifications review, HW architecture, effort estimation, and stakeholder’s alignment.
  • You will mediate in deep technical HW issues between the customers, suppliers and engineering centers. It requires the coordination, definition, troubleshooting and communication of critical issues to the stakeholders.
  • You will participate in advance development projects (ADP) with special impact to customer products and HW platforms. 

What You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience in HW development for automotive embedded systems.
  • Experience with HW design tools, such as Cadence/OrCAD, Pspice, Mentor Graphics, MathCAD, etc. and testing tools like, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, power supplies, audio analyzer, etc.
  • Familiar with HW embedded systems around SoC, MCU, and DSP, using electronic communication busses such as A2B, CAN, AVB, I2C, SPI, etc.
  • Knowledge of audio products in automotive applications.
  • Fluent communication in Japanese and English

What is Nice to Have

  • Hands-on electronics system debug experience.
  • Following experience preferred.
    • Automotive CAN
    • Automotive EAVB
    • Automotive A2B
  • Ability to use common electronic trouble-shooting tools such as oscilloscopes, CAN log trace tools, current clamps, spectrum analyzers, soldering iron, etc preferred.
  • Embedded system software development in C/C++ and model-based familiarity desired

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work at local Harman office in Nagoya / Ariake.
  • 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.