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Principal Engineer I, Systems Requirements

Date: Apr 29, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International

Position Summary:

The Principal Engineer, Systems and Requirements is a key project technical focal point to product stakeholders both internal and external to Harman.  This position requires a broad background in automotive infotainment and digital cockpit systems, as well as deep knowledge in one or more relevant product domains.  This position leads system requirements development for assigned program(s)/domain(s) from a technical expertise base.  May manage direct reports, providing performance management and mentorship.  Able to provide technical leadership, evaluate tradeoffs, resolve issues, and achieve technical solutions that meet stakeholder requirements. Must be able to communicate effectively and document the resulting product requirements. Serves as the technical interface for assigned program(s)/domain(s).


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position may be assigned 1 to 5 direct reports and may also manage contract employees based on business needs.  Expected to lead assigned team members through matrix organization. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • System Requirements technical Product Ownership for assigned program
    • Develops system functional/performance specifications based on customer and other stakeholders’ specifications to clearly and concisely capture what is required of the product. 
    • Drive and own SRS requirements and traceability through Design, Development and Test through an end product driven approach (Test Driven Approach)
    • Documents and maintains product requirement exceptions.
    • Identifies risk level associated with new feature development based on requirements status.
    • Aware of all relevant Federal Standards, industry standards and internal standards and ensures that resulting designs will satisfy these requirements.
    • Drive reuse:  Lead the development of reusable internal requirements, identifying synergies and opportunities for design reuse.
    • Champions problem solving/lessons learned for assigned program(s)/domain(s)
    • Responsible for developing and executing requirements baseline management process for project
    • Accountable for Requirements metrics targets
  • Stakeholder (CPM / Customer) management
    • Customer Program Management (CPM) focal point for Requirements Engineering Technical topics for assigned program(s)/domain(s)
    • Maintains Master Document List
    • Maintains organized repository of both customer and 3rd party requirements specifications
    • Generate Requirements Analysis Report (RAR) to CPM for new spec package deliveries
    • Supports the sales organization in the business development phase of a program as part of proposal activity, by analyzing customer RFQ specifications and developing technical impact analysis and compliance matrix. 
  • Change Request Requirements Management
    • Responsible for change control management of the project requirements database.
    • Champion Change Request impact analysis and provides results to appropriate stakeholders.
    • Ensures change requests are implemented in the requirements specifications (once approved)
  • Requirements Open Issues Management
    • Captures issues that arise from requirements development and downstream activities
    • Triages issues based on severity and urgency.
    • Interfaces with Functional Owners and other stakeholders to drive resolution of requirements open issues
  • Process/Tools
    • Ensures compliance to ASPICE level 3
    • Champions opportunities and makes recommendations for improvements in tools and process
    • Responsible for developing Requirements strategy for assigned program(s)/domain(s) in compliance with ASPICE
  • Responsible for performance reviews, career development, succession planning, and training plans of assigned employees
  • Provides team leadership to direct and matrixed resources, including mentorship and technical direction.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 8 plus years of experience in Systems Engineering
  • Able to provide detailed reviews on complex/technical specifications.
  • Automotive background with working knowledge of vehicle networking protocols.
  • Experience working in a Requirements Management tool, preferably DOORS and/or DNG.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Flawless written communication skills
  • Practical experience in related areas such as system design, hardware/software design, and real-time embedded applications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • MS Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Broad technical background with general knowledge of Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular technology, smart phones, navigation, GPS, tuner, satellite radio, video, voice recognition, hands-free operation, vehicle bus, advanced safety, cloud-based services, and automotive requirements
  • Deep knowledge in one or more relevant product domain areas
  • Automotive and/or cellular industry experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience developing engineering processes
  • MS Project proficiency
  • ASPICE knowledge
  • Experience managing external and internal vendors/partners
  • Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.
  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel occasionally as needed to support departmental and project needs.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Bengaluru
  • 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.

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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