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Senior Engineer, SW, - Audio FO (Android Audio, ALSA, Audio HAL)

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International


  •          The Domain Architect -  Functional Owner (FO) is responsible for the requirement analysis and realization of the functionality in his/her respective functional area (Android Audio).
  •          For each functional area, the FO coordinates with Domains, CoCs and Suppliers.
  •          FO is responsible for the supplier management within his functional area
  •          Define acceptance criteria for deliverables from CoCs and suppliers



  •          Define the scope of the functional area for the program based on a project charter
  •          Review of CoC deliverables
  •          Define and manage supplier SOWs with help from procurement team.
  •          Accept deliverables from CoCs and suppliers based on defined acceptance criteria
  •          Requirements Management and Feature planning for the functional area  (scope) in close coordination with the Product Management and / or the SW Project Manager.
  •          Definition of the functional area’s architecture.
  •          Monitoring (KPI) and stability for the specific functional area
  •          Synchronize project planning and scheduling (work package definition and delivery) with the Product Management and mutual sign off
  •          Manage dependencies and interfaces to other functional areas and subprojects proactively
  •          Ensure the delivery of features in scope, time and quality.
  •          Ensure that the SW process is applied in the project in consultation with SW-APQP.
  •          Ensure traceability and consistency of requirements, feature maturity, test specifications, defects, and change requests
  •          Report status, issues and progress of the  SW development to the SW project lead
  •          Effort estimation for Change Requests from Product Management
  •          Ensure pre-integration testing and verification for the functional area and its features.
  •          Ensure the implementation of defined test strategies and document the achieved results.
  •          Delivery of the software for software Integration
  •          Defect triaging and work with CoC s for the resolution


Technical Skills:

  • 6-10 years of experience in C, C++, Java
  • Proficient in Audio concepts
  • Should have experience on porting Android audio system to a new platform involving changes to Audio HAL, Audio Policy Manager and/or ALSA drivers
  • Good knowledge on the workings of Android Audio system & debugging capabilities for Audio Flinger, Audio Track/Record, Audio applications, Media Player components
  • Proficient in multi threaded programming and middleware solution development on Android environment. Strong in fundamentals of IPC and OS concepts.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects
  • Good experience in Android internals (Android N.Car preferred)
  • Android build, porting and customization experience
  • System level debugging
  • Experience of system integration for automotive infotainment systems is preferred



Decision-making competencies:

  •          Negotiate SW scope, priorities and deliverables with Product Management, SW Project Level as well as with other functional areas
  •          Budget assignment (make-modify-buy decision), Selection of 3rd party solutions
  •          Implementation strategy of the functional area
  •          Prioritization of feature development
  •          Decision of software changes with impact on the current plan (time, quality, budget); escalation to SW Project Level depending on level impact
  •          Sign-Off for domain/CoC implementation planning
  •          Strong communication and moderation skills
  •          Leadership of SW development teams for the full development life cycle



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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