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Principal Engineer I , Quality. APQP. Auto-spice, CMMi

Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International

Position Summary: Leader in the quality organization, responsible for the overall quality; ensuring adherence to Harman Business Management System (BMS), complying with our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes.  With a strong drive for First-Time Quality, candidate will have responsibilities for oversight and instilling best practices in program execution for Software, Hardware and Process Compliance to ensure the utmost quality program results, continually reducing cost of poor quality, while maintaining 100% customer satisfaction.  The position also requires experience in conducting code reviews, analyzing code analysis tool results, confirming unit testing thoroughness, understanding embedded systems to ensure accurate integration and interface testing techniques.


Supervisory Responsibilities:   The Product Quality Leader will be directly managing team of Software APQP as required and dotted line responsibility for HW APQP when appropriate for specific programs. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute the Quality plan in accordance with organizational BMS and ASPICE standards for large programs.
  • Provide quality review of all artifacts required at each phase of the project.
  • Plan and schedule cross functional activities worldwide in different regions such as maturity level reviews, preparation for customer audits, etc.
  • Interface with customers, representing quality status and work closely with customer interfaces in Quality and Engineering
  • Manage, execute and track quality activities in projects to achieve targets for time, cost and quality; in case of deviations drive escalations at different levels internal and external and track to closure.
  • Track and understand key metrics, such as ticket burndown, ticket aging, requirements traceability, etc., and report program health status regularly to different internal and external management levels.
  • Coordinate quality impacting decisions and / or escalations on program side between all parties
  • Drive the organization at Harman and customer, together with the quality counterpart at customer, to achieve high quality software during development up to serial phase. 
  • Coordinate and assure Harman quality requirements to customer.
  • Conduct scheduled reviews with the appropriate process owners.
  • Implement quality gates for any/all deliverables that go to customer
  • Review all appropriate documentations, processes & results applicable, related to projects and if needed organize audits to get a visibility about the status.
  • Ensure that Harman PLM processes lessons learned and best practices are understood and effective in practice.
  • Maintain and understand all internal and external requirements.
  • Address audit findings and assure proper action plans.
  • Set up, track and analyze metrics to come up with action items to fix gaps
  • Collaboration with other regional quality teams and global teams to ensure process adherence across organization
  • Contribute towards organizational process definition/updates and improvements.
  • Conduct performance reviews, career planning and guidance for team members as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering related field.
  • 5-7+ years of experience in Automotive Quality, specific to Append Program Management in similar programs
  • Thorough understanding of Software development lifecycle and methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of Manufacture and Product Compliance related to Functional Safety and Safe Launch planning
  • Experience in leading customer escalations
  • Thorough knowledge of management systems, at least one of CMMi or Automotive SPICE. Other standards such as ISO/TS16949 are desirable
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation skills

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:


  • Drive for Results, Team Player, Change Orientation, Customer Focus, Self Awareness
  • Seasoned professional in previous roles as a PM, Developer or Tester.
  • PMP Certified
  • Lead Assessor in at least one independent Program Audit using CMMi or ASPICE Level 3 standards
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems in automotive industry.
  • Development Experience in C++, JAVA
  • Expert in Code Reviews and Unit Testing


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel upto 25% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Bangelore, India
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test

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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