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Autonomous Driving Engineer (m/f) / Algorithm Engineer C++ (m/f)

Date: Feb 27, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International




We are extending our Autonomous Driving Department in Garching/Munich, which is working on the most disruptive innovations and new technologies in the context of the autonomous car.


As an Autonomous Driving Engineer (m/f), you will work within Harman’s Autonomous Driving team and will boost the research, development, implementation and evaluation of algorithms in one or more of the following fields, relevant for the automated vehicles:

  • 3D point cloud fusion and data aggregation
  • Manipulation of large-scale geo-referenced data sets
  • Probabilistic environment representation
  • Localization, route and path planning
  • Planning under uncertainty and novel ways for risk-aware intelligent decision making in uncertain environments
  • Machine learning techniques for novel autonomous driving applications



  • You develop and enhance algorithms for the various stages of the autonomous vehicle systems: sensing, perception, decision making as well as backend HD Map creation
  • You write the most challenging pieces of software, creating descriptions and code samples to explain necessary software behavior to other engineers
  • You develop and enhance the simulation and evaluation tooling landscape
  • You write C++ code and be aware about code modularity, code performance, OOP and component driven code
  • You apply a self-explanatory code style and create understandable documentation
  • You analyze the architecture of existing solutions and propose new ideas, approaches and implement them
  • As part of a matrix organization you work with engineers, designers, testers and managers as needed to help integrating, evaluating and productizing your solutions


Required Skills:

  • University degree (Ph.D. or M.S.) in Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications or a similar qualification
  • Excellent C++ programming expertise required, additional languages are a plus
  • Extensive background in robotics algorithms with strong focus on software development
  • Working knowledge of recent machine learning techniques
  • Ability to develop, understand and implement complex algorithms efficiently and correctly
  • Experience with modern software engineering tools
  • Proven software architecture and system integration skills
  • Experience working on robot and/or automotive electronics hardware is a plus, as is experience with simulation environments and ROS
  • Experience working independently in a large software setting
  • Excellent knowledge and proven expertise in the fields of planning under uncertainty and intelligent decision making
  • Being very communicative and demonstrating a proven ability to multitask
  • English language skills fluently written and spoken, German is beneficial


Our Offer:

  • Work in international teams with the biggest worldwide automotive customers
  • Attractive salary package
  • 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, employee discounts on our HARMAN products (JBL, AKG; HARMAN Kardon) and much more


If you are interested in this career opportunity, please apply online. Just upload your CV, letter of motivation and university certificate with the help of our application wizard (max. 5 minutes).


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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