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(Senior) Software Architect - RFQ Car Audio, Europe

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International






  • Software / DSP system responsibility for complete car audio, amplifier- and NVH systems, including system analysis and design during RFI and RFQ phases
  • Analyze the customer requirements allocated to software and map the analyzed requirements to a new or existing software architecture
  • Evaluate and document the software architecture and present it to internal management, sales representatives and at customer meetings
  • Lead and steer the technical Software / DSP RFI/Q team and RFI/Q process ensuring proper investigation and response packages.
  • Follow software & DSP system requirements trends by conducting market research and collecting inputs from customer’s (OEM’s) and relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current technology, methods and tools, related to system requirements and system architecture.
  • Interface and requirements definition for software and DSP
  • Definition of integration and verification concepts
  • Projection of SW resources/cost required to execute project development
  • Close cooperation with core development team to define SW platform strategy




  • Master or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Good knowledge of OOA/OOD, UML, and object-oriented software languages like C/ C++
  • Expert in software architectures and DSP
  • Understanding disciplines of HW and acoustics 




  • Minimum of 5 years experience in developing real-time embedded systems, at least 2 years experience as software architect
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas required: infotainment solutions, multiprocessor architecture, multimedia products
  • Solid background in using modern software development tools like Enterprise Architect, DOORS, JIRA, and PROCOM 




  • 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


Our Offer:


  • Work in international teams with the biggest worldwide automotive customers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Employer contribution to company pension plan
  • Training on the job and extensive technical trainings
  • Further career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • free parking spaces or allowance for public transportation
    • language courses
    • daily lunch allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN products (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon)
    • and much more...



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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