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US_Mountain View_636 Ellis Street
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Mountain View, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As the Sr. Principal Software Embedded Engineer, you will be a member of the Engineering R&D software team. You will be working on the software architecture / framework design for audio products. You will also be collaborating with team on the high-level design to meet the business goals in terms of time, quality, and cost.

Your Team

You will be reporting to the Director, Engineering / R&D, Software.

What You Will Do

  • Keep track of the latest technological update of Wi-Fi and other connectivity technology.
  • Collaborate with other professionals efficiently and clearly to develop technical requirement for software system or applications, especially Wi-Fi connectivity parts.
  • Work on the software architecture or high-level design with end-to-end solution to meet product requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team in software design, implementation.
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, certification, etc.

What You Need

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in computer science, Mathematics, Electronics Engineering, or relevant disciplines.
  • 10+ years of hands-on development experience in driver / middleware / application based on embedded Linux systems in the Consumer Electronic industry, proficient with programming C/C++.
  • 3+ years of experience in software architecture design of embedded systems in the consumer industry.
  • Deep knowledge of communication protocols between services, such as WebSocket, MQTT, and Bonefish.
  • Able to communicate at all levels of an organization.
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced and multitasking environment.

What is Nice to Have

  • Software design/architecture patterns knowledge.
  • Experience in Wi-Fi driver/firmware development, skillful debugging, and issue/performance analysis with wireless protocol analyzers.
  • Experience in the optimization of air-interface protocols to meet product requirements.
  • Multi-radio coexistence management experience.
  • Understanding of IEEE 802.11 family specification, Wi-Fi4/5/6 technologies, and Wi-Fi AP / P2 / Station functions and profiles.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel.
  • Be willing to work in an office in Mountain View, CA.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment.

What We Offer

  • The standard base range for this position is $180,000 - $226,600 + applicable bonus.
  • Competitive wellness benefits and 401K Retirement Savings plan.
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities.
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration and collaboration in a global environment.
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.).
  • “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.