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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role:

This position is within HARMAN’s Automotive Car Audio Engineering department. The primary responsibility is to create software system design and architecture for Car Audio Systems.

The System Architecture team is looking for the ultimate team player with positive and constructive thinking.  The Successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of accomplishment of success with audio systems architecture and customer facing interaction.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsibility for the overall software architecture for embedded systems and SOC based designs
  • Create Software System Design and Architecture on mid to high complex Systems, Platforms and modules for Car Audio Systems from basic idea up to product launch
  • Lead and steer the software architecture team (MCU, DSP, AVB, Others) to ensuring feasibility, performance and cost optimized product design
  • Participate in the selection of next generation key components for the digital processing core
  • Develop the designs in cooperation with the system architect, cybersecurity architect and FuSa architect
  • Prepare system definition based on analysis of customer requirements in RFQ phase
  • Perform technical presentations directly with OEM’s
  • Software System definition based on analysis of internal and customer requirements
  • Generating detailed Software System block diagram under consideration of Harman guidelines
  • Perform design reviews for each development stage ensuring compliance to the software system design requirements
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge of current and future technologies, methods and tools, related to system engineering and software system architecture

What You Need:

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree with appropriate software/hardware and embedded system working knowledge
  • 10+ Year’s experience in automotive software development and architecture (audio systems preferred)
  • Vehicle communication bus experience such as CAN, Ethernet, A2B and INICnet
  • Onboard communication busses such as, I2C, (O, Q)SPI, TDM, UART
  • Software development, debugging, and validation experience
  • In-Depth understanding of the automotive product design and development process
  • Solid background in using development tools for requirements management and system design
  • Ability to communicate architecture concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business
  • Good written and verbal communication in English
  • Flexible in terms of tasks and responsibility
  • Ability to build relations and work independently
  • Self-motivated, passionate about audio and high sense of responsibility

Preferred Qualifications and desired competencies:

  • Ideal candidate has experience working as an audio, infotainment, or other automotive module engineer with automotive OEM customers
  • Experience with Audio Frameworks, AutoSAR and RTOS
  • Basic understanding of CyberSecurity and Functional Safety
  • Knowledge of Automotive SPICE process
  • Embedded system software development in C/C++ and model-based familiarity
  • Experience working with automotive OEM in an embedded system development
  • TS16949 and other quality tools (PPAP,APQP,MSA,SPC,DFMEA) familiarity
  • Creation of issue countermeasure quality document

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to travel to customer locations when requested

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
  • Hybrid work conditions
  • 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
  • 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.