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Lead Software Architect (m/f) / Distinguished Engineer (m/f) autonomous driving

Date: Mar 17, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, BY, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104185 

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  • Architectural and design leadership across multiple navigation areas.
  • Be a key driver behind the navigation software technology stack that powers the Harman Connected Car products.
  • Handling very complex codes in C++.
  • Interfacing and driving the technical discussions and decisions with the OEMs.
  • Create benchmarks and code samples to explain software behavior to other engineers and set standards to follow. Writing C++ portable, modular, high performance, OOP driven code; TDD; self-explanatory code style; documentation; automation tools
  • Lead the design and architecture decisions of our premium head-unit Navigation engine including address entry (geo-location), guidance, positioning (map matching), traffic, interfaces with the digital map and user interface modules
  • As part of a matrix organization work with engineers, designers, testers and managers in multiple locations as needed to help integrate and productize the solution


Required Skills:

  • Masters Degree or higher in Computer Science  or similar education
  • 10+ years experience in professional software engineering having shipped several consumer grade products
  • 15+ years of experience in C \ C++ preferably with exposure to embedded systems
  • Ability to design modules that will meet the requirements of today and scale to work in conjunction with modules adding new functionality in the future
  • Deep knowledge of embedded device constraints and how to root cause or debug issues through the entire SW development life cycle
  • Excellent English language skills
  • English fluently written and spoken

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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