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Senior Software Architect (m/f) / Principal Engineer (m/f) in our Navigation Platform departmen

Date: Jun 27, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, BY, DE

Company: HARMAN International

We are extending our Navigation Platform Department in Garching/Munich, which is working on the most disruptive innovations and new technologies in the context of our next generation of the navigation platform.


As a Senior Software Architect / Principal Engineer (m/f) you will work within Harman’s navigation team and will take over the research, development and implementation of software in one or more of the following fields, relevant for the core Software Navigation Platform: Routing, Guidance, Mapviewer, Point of Interest, Traffic or Positioning.


Tasks / Responsibilities:

  • You will value and drive the architecture and design across multiple navigation areas of the technology stack that powers the Harman Connected Car products
  • You support the architecture of customer projects and understand the transfer of customer requirements to platform features
  • You will write core C++ portable, modular, high performance code that serves as benchmark, understand and support Test Driven Development as well as having a self-explanatory code style
  • You will contribute to architectural 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
  • You will evolve the non-functional behavior of the Navigation Engine, including performance and platform independency


Required Skills:

  • University degree (Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications or a similar qualification
  • Extensive experience in navigation domain having participated in several customer projects
  • About five years of experience in C++ with exposure to embedded systems
  • Deep knowledge of the embedded device constraints and how to root cause and debug issues through the entire Software development life cycle
  • Knowledge of current software technologies such as component-oriented and Object-oriented software development (OOP), UML and Design Patterns
  • 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
  • Self confidence, high team spirit and communication skills
  • Experience in working as part of medium or large size, international team 
  • English fluently written and spoken, German is beneficial


Our offer:

  • Attractive salary package
  • Work in international teams with the biggest worldwide automotive customers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Training on the job and technical trainings
  • Further 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, which will take you approx. 3 min. to fill out the form and upload your documents (CV, letter of motivation, university certificate, and reference letters).

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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