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Manager, Hardware Development (m/f)

Date: May 11, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International




  • Maintaining Harman’s industry leadership in consistent delivery of excellent technology and keeping highest level of operational discipline
  • Support and refine a HW development process in line with the global Engineering organization, capable of supporting multiple development locations and both internal and external resources
  • Hire, mentor, develop, and retain a competent and engaged hardware engineering staff to meet personal, professional, and corporate objectives
  • Foster and maintain a positive and collaborative work environment to motivate staff while driving process improvement and 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
  • Technical and disciplinary lead of a part of the HW Engineering Team
  • Observe and control all in the group assigned projects and development tasks and contents regarding fulfillment of time schedule, quality and platform conformity
  • Development and supervising the development of hardware technology in the group assigned expert functions [e.g. DC/DC converters, audio output power stages, MCU, SOC, DSP, etc.]
  • Development of new innovative hardware-systems according to the approved project / development task requirements
  • Observation of the fulfillment of  the project/development task related milestones
  • Observation of the fulfillment of the required quality level and content of the project / development tasks
  • Support in communication with OEMs for technical status, project progress and product alignment
  • Employee goal setting and assessment
  • Resource planning





  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline. MBA and/or PMP certification preferred
  • Ideally 5 to 10 years related experience in comparable leadership position
  • Consolidated knowledge in hardware components and connection of several HW components
  • Know-how and experience in HW/SW interfacing
  • Know-how and experience in automotive ECU manufacturing
  • Know-how and experience in the mechanical integration of hardware components
  • Must have strong strategic, analytical, and project planning skills
  • Ability to drive action through influence is critical
  • Project management and/or product development experience in the Automotive Electronics and Audio Systems desired
  • Ability to manage teams at multi locations
  • Fundamental knowledge in terms of methodologies in project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German.
  • Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making / outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and the customer
  • Proven and effective communication, analytical, judgment, initiative and execution skills
  • Passionate about Audio



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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