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Sr.Software PM, Lifestyle Car Audio

Date: Mar 24, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India, IN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115758 

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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. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Set the platform SW program goals for timeliness, cost, and quality. Create Platform Development Program Charter and get approval from management team.
  • Track SW project processes by means of the measurements defined for software project costs, schedule and quality.
  • Use task list to create a work breakdown structure.  Use work breakdown structure to establish program schedule.
  • Deliver the platform SW program according to agreed targets in terms of timing, cost and quality.
  • Define and follow up the required activities and their priorities to be executed by the SW platform team
  • Ensure prompt decision-making is executed by promoting consensus decisions, intervening when consensus decision-making fails, and making unilateral decisions in the case of a deadlock.
  • Carriy out issues and risk management in the SW project and keeps track of the derived actions.
  • Identify program issues as early as possible and drive resolution at the team level.  If resolutions requires management intervention, escalate to appropriate management personnel with proposed alternatives.
  • Follow Harman SW development process.  Ensure the compliance of team members.
  • Coordinate the planning of SW requirement management ,SW configuration, change request management and SW quality assurance
  • Regularly report the project status of the specific software platform to internal management team.
  • Serve as lead program interface with HW/Product Platform Team and Customer Product team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED Specific Knowledge, Expertise, Coursework
    • Development and integration experience in embedded software and/or DSP algorithms for the automotive or equivalent environment
    • Senior PM 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 issues, communicate and motivate team members.
    • Experienced leading software development project in an ASPICE compliant process
    • Self starter and self motivated
    • High level of leadership skills
    • Good interpersonal skills and can interface with peers, leadership, and customer teams
    • Technical expertise in embedded software and/or DSP software development
    • Compliant to all processes and policies


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


  • REQUIRED Certifications/Licenses
    • None required
    • Preferred to have executive training course, program management course training, financial course training, PMP (Program Manager Professional) certification
    • Functional safety and/or ASPICE certifications are not required but would be beneficial to the role


  • REQUIRED Specific Prior Experiences
    • 3-5  years project management experience
    • 10+  years experience in developing embedded software and/or DSP software for automotive applications


  • REQUIRED Physical Demands
    • This position requires the ability to use a computer and other common office equipment
    • Ability to travel by airlines is required


Desired Qualifications:

  • 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: List specific location of position and % of willingness to travel.

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • 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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