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Director,Software CoC -Lifestyle Car Audio

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115333 

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Job Description

A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  

This role will directly and indirectly manage the software engineering team in the Center of Competence (COC) group.  The software engineering design team consists of approximately 350 software engineers and architects in the vehicle interface microcontroller and digital signal processing (DSP) domains located in Bangalore, India. 


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Direct and lead a global team of Software architects, Software Requirements Engineers, Software Integrators, DSP Architects, and DSP Engineers in the development of automotive audio amplifier products
  • Plans and directs personnel resource allocation to the customer product and the platform teams.
  • Manages resource levels and determine if outside resources are required to complete planned workload.  Manages selection and usage of outside resources to meet project deliverables on-time with zero defects.
  • Maintains engineering staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees.   Supervises engineering personnel through coaching, planning, monitoring, and appraising of job performance.
  • Establishes and owns the processes/tool chain strategy for the development, integration, and release of software
  • Establishes key KPI to enable project monitoring for the software development functions
  • Provides software Leadership to audio programs to ensure deliverables are met on time, within budget and meeting customer requirements and expectations.
  • Maintains engineering standards by establishing and maintaining policies on software design standards.  Identifies and implements methods and practices that improve effectiveness of teamwork, and maturity of software development.
  • Coordinates introduction of new technologies from the advanced development or systems departments into new product designs.
  • Continuously investigates new technology opportunities and plans for evaluation and integration into product designs.
  • Ensures appropriate design tools and computer hardware are available, maintained, and capable of operation at the highest efficiency.
  • Coordinates resource allocation with other software departments
  • Works on annual department budget, head count, capital tool planning, and other administrative duties.
  • Provides software escalation point for software-related process, tool, resource, and product issues.  This role is the champion for software to the rest of the product development organization.


Basic Qualifications:


  1. REQUIRED Specific Knowledge, Expertise, Coursework
  • Software CoC lead shall have knowledge of all software development principals and practices, ability to develop and present technical data, resolve internal and external conflicts, negotiate and resolve customer issues, communicate and motivate employees, conduct employee reviews and hire talented employees.
  • Leadership of projects to meet strict deadlines.
  • Self starter and self motivated.
  • High level of leadership skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and can interface with peers.
  • Technical expert in hardware and software development.
  • Compliant to all processes and policies.


  1. REQUIRED Degree and/or Training, including specifically defined educational equivalent
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering


  1. PREFERRED Certifications/Licenses
  • Master’s degree or PhD, Executive training course, Program management course training, or PMP (Program Manager Professional) certification.


  1. REQUIRED Specific Prior Experiences
  • 5+  years management experience
  • 12+  years experience in developing and/or leading the development of software


Desired Characteristics:


  • REQUIRED  Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • PREFERRED  Master Degree in Business or Advanced Engineering Degree
  • Customer focus, able to plan and organize, efficient, flexible / adaptable, reliable, motivated
  • Listening skills, teamwork skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well in a group and coordinate development efforts with electrical, mechanical, and software engineers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak comfortably, clearly, and confidently in front of an audience


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Willingness to travel 15% of the time
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test
  • Ability to multitask and work flexible hours as required

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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