Skip to content

General information

MX_Queretaro_Avenida 5 de Febrero 1351
Additional Location:
Queretaro, Mexico
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The markets we are leading in, are fast-paced, fun and dynamic. 

We make headphones, portable speakers for Consumer, also Professional audio for Stadiums and Live Concerts, and for Automotive, audio and connectivity. 

At HARMAN, you have more than a career. Our agile culture gives you the chance to rapidly develop your skills, learn quickly and find ways to create excellent results. We invite you to constantly challenge yourself, cultivate new ideas, work on something new and enhance your abilities. There are many great opportunities across all our HARMAN divisions and locations. Like this one. 

Position Summary:

An Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. This position is responsible for supporting the design, analysis, and development of specific products and technology and for meeting all requirements and specifications set by internal Engineering teams and external customers.

This position is a Sr. Hardware engineer part of the Hardware development department, that applies basic and advance concepts and techniques of the profession leading and supporting engineering activity for assigned programs to ensure that products meet customer and HARMAN specifications, and that program milestones are achieved. This position is responsible for performing and supporting analog and digital product electronics circuit’s design, verification testing, troubleshooting according hardware development process.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports, but will serve as a mentor to less experience engineers and interns of the team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the engineering activity for assigned programs to ensure that products meet customer and HARMAN specifications, and that program milestones are achieved
  • Designs electronic hardware for audio amplifier products or sub-modules to meet automotive OEM and Harman requirements, owning the design through the complete life cycle of the product.
  • Prepares and maintains specifications, schematics, BOMs and related documentation during development.
  • Provides guidance, review, and support to PCB layout team.
  • Organizes and leads peer-based schematic and PCB layout design reviews.
  • Works and participates in a product team environment, supporting other team functions: software, mechanical, process, test, and quality engineering.
  • Use structured problem-solving techniques to lead issue resolution on a variety of subjects, e.g. component, validation, manufacturing, and customer issues.
  • Lead circuit design and analysis, simulation, DFMEA, WCCA to ensure the design meets requirements.
  • Troubleshoots/debugs HW using a variety of industry standard or in-house developed tools.
  • Provide after-SOP service - troubleshooting support for high-rate warranty and B&A returns.
  • Support product development process definition and improvements, making sure these are follow throughout the project development.
  • Interfaces with customers both internal and external to ascertain customer satisfaction and takes appropriate action to ensure customer satisfaction relative to project and team performance.
  • Ensures on-time support for design, development and delivery activities and interfacing with sales, customers, other engineering organizations.  Also provides coordination with manufacturing, supplier engineering, quality and the counterparts in the US, Europe and China or other off-shore engineering organizations.
  • Mentor, orient and train engineers supporting team development strategy and helping with job performance appraisals. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Teamwork & Respect
  • Excellence

  • KNOWLEDGE: Expertise in mixed signal embedded HW design, specifically: analog and digital interfaces like SPDIF, LVDS, USB, switching and linear power supplies, vehicle communication networks like CAN, AVC-LAN and MOST25/50/150. Experience with design for EMC mitigation, memory interfaces like DDR, board-level IC interfaces like SPI, MLB, I2C, and I2S. Familiar with Class AB, Class H and Class D amplifier output topologies.


  • EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated prior experience bringing an embedded product from concept to production, prior experience with schematic capture and layout tools, circuit simulation tools, signal integrity simulation software.
  • 5+ years of applicable experience, interfacing with customers and explaining complex technical issues.
  • Detailed understanding of electronic component technologies and capabilities.
  • Strong understanding of electronics manufacturing processes and testability methods.
  • Solid understanding EMI/EMC applicable principles is necessary, able to troubleshoot hardware problems.
  • Able to formulate and thought others design hardware embedded systems using scientific and mathematical models to predict outcomes of design performance.
  • Strong organization and well understanding of project management plan, development planning, and estimation efforts. 
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and work to tight deadlines. 
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Shows character strength and personal integrity in all situations especially difficult ones.
  • Possesses emotional maturity when interfacing with customers (both external and internal) and defusing issues.
  • Must be a dependable, accountable and self-starter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with audio processing.
  • Knowledge and experience using programming microcontrollers.
  • Ability to use CAD tools for schematic capture and print circuit board design.
  • Solid experience with DC power electronics converters.
  • Programming and/or control of instruments for automation of verification testing.

Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance.

  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition.

Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things.

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs.

Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others.

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships.

Judgment: Make sound decisions.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions.

Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results.

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


The employee has the authority granted by the company through this document to make decisions for the benefit of the company and to ensure the conformity of the product, its quality, functionality, and safety of the person who intervenes in the process.


  • The Training according with skill matrix by position by area will be available in the next file (P:\HR\FORMACION - HABILIDAD\Capacitación\Matriz Desarrollo y Capacitación.xlsx) in order to be consulted by employee at any time and can make a follow up.
  • The Annual Training Program will be available in the next link (P:\HR\FORMACION - HABILIDAD\Capacitación\Plan Anual de Capacitación.xlsx) in order to be consulted by employee at any time.
  • The employee must have compliance with the IATF16949 standard, the specific requirements of clients, the Quality Management System (BMS and QMS Apps) and the Environmental Management System according with ISO 14001 standard.
  • Any change in the Job Description during year will be updated in the next link (P:\HR\FORMACION - HABILIDAD\Descripciones de Puesto) in order to be consulted by employee at any time.
  • The employee must have compliance with Pathways matrix.
  • As a part of the supervisory responsibilities, if there is not an employee to attend the process, the direct boss will have to attend the process or assign the activities to another employee (with equal qualifications).


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.