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Principal Engineer, Project Lead Hardware Development (m/f)

Date: May 4, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International




  • Implementation of system blocks of complex hardware architectures, taking into account quality, cost and serviceability in cooperation with international teams
  • Customer dialogue and presentations
  • Technical management of internal and external employees
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget   
  • Take part in the process to define the project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility 
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation



Required Skills:


  • Master  degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Deep and broad knowledge of LF audio Amplifiers, System on Chips (SOC), Ethernet, A2B, CAN and MOST bus systems
  • Deep and broad knowledge of the automotive industry requirements including EMC and thermal design
  • Minimum of 5-10 years experience in embedded real-time hardware development and 2-4 years in in leading Hardware development projects
  • Good written and verbal communication skills both in German and English
  • Flexible in terms of tasks and responsibility
  • Ability to build relations and work independently
  • Self-motivated, passionate about audio and high sense of responsibility



HARMAN designs, engineers and produces solutions for car manufacturers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services (IoT-solutions). With leading brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel, we are 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. We have a workforce of over 30,000 people and are a fully 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, sexual orientation or 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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