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Director Software Development - Lifestyle Car Audio, Europe (m/f)

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 110621 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Budapest, Hungary 



  • Maintaining Harman’s industry leadership in consistent delivery of excellent technology and keeping highest level of operational discipline
  • Manage and refine a software development process in line with the global Engineering organization, capable of supporting multiple development locations in Europe with both internal and external resources
  • Hire, mentor, develop, and retain a competent and engaged software engineering team and organization to meet personal, professional, and corporate objectives (current development centres: Germany, Hungary and Estonia)
  • Foster and maintain a positive and collaborative work environment to motivate staff while driving process improvement through innovative solutions
  • Ensure staff has the proper equipment, tools, training, and resources to accomplish assigned tasks within defined processes and procedures, while adhering to appropriate budgets
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with external suppliers, responsible for non-core development activities and/or providing temporary capacity



  • Master’s or PhD degree in Software Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Advanced degree in engineering, business or management/leadership preferred
  • Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, practices, standards and process models (e.g., Automotive SPICE)
  • Knowledge of automotive audio amplifiers with advanced SOCs, DSPs and audio power stages
  • Knowledge of communication bus architectures like CAN, Ethernet/AVB as well as communication protocols
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry requirements including EMC and thermal design



  • Minimum 10 years of experience in consumer electronics embedded product development that includes:
    • Broad experience in developing or leading development of complex, real time, embedded software solutions
    • 5 years of experience successfully managing a software engineering development organization
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas required: infotainment solutions, multiprocessor architecture, multimedia products



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in German and English
  • Proven key leadership traits and skills:  collaborative work style, integrity, creativity, objectivity, assertiveness, effectiveness, responsibility, honesty, reliability, strong business acumen
  • Passionate about audio and innovation

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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