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Principal Acoustic Engineer

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Aichi, Japan, 23, JP

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115042 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Aichi, Japan 

Business Summary:

Harman’s Automotive Audio SBU is the global leader in the design and manufacture of OEM Branded Audio systems. The group maintains headquarters in Novi, Michigan with Product Development Centers in Germany, the USA and China with important engineering offices in Japan, Korea and Brazil. Regional Engineering Centers are maintained in close geographical proximity to our primary customers on each continent. The Audio SBU develops branded audio system solutions; amplifiers and speakers, noise management product such as ANC EOC/RNC and ESS, and components for use in unbranded or alternatively branded systems. Core competencies include transducer and amplifier design and manufacturing, DSP audio algorithms, system integration, system voicing techniques and subjective/objective benchmarking. Program execution and product quality are another strong focus for the Audio SBU.


             Essential Responsibilities:


  • Design and tune audio systems for the automotive environment.
  • Investigate new audio related technologies and best practices.
  • Research and create novel solutions to issues in acoustic systems for the automotive environment.
  • Develop and document worldwide acoustic systems tools and best practices.
  • Acoustic systems leader for OEM customers.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Acoustics is required. Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in an audio related field is required; 9+ years of experience is strongly preferred.
  • Specific experience required in 3 or more of the following fields:  acoustical engineering, transducer engineering, digital signal processing, amplifier engineering, psycho-acoustics and recording arts.
  • Knowledge of Matlab, C, C++, algorithm development and programming is preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction and sound system tuning is strongly preferred.




  • Passion for acoustics and sound reproduction
  • High level of energy
  • Flexible in a challenging work environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Musician
  • Knowledge of recording arts
  • Excellent presentation skills


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Willingness to travel to customer sites, including international travel, up to 40% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI or Seoul, South Korea.
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.
  • Willingness for overtime and weekend work, as needed.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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