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Hardware Development Expert (m/f)

Date: Apr 21, 2018

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International



  • Analysis and evaluation of customer and legal requirements, initial BoM creation and component selection accordingly with consideration of costs, schedule, platform, quality etc.
  • Development of complex modules & Components of latest technology to implement them in future automotive systems
  • Support customer RFQ/RFI with technical /HW contents
  • Develop module & Components system design, schematic design/integration, layout design following design rules, design verification, write detailed specification/documentation
  • Redesign of existing functional blocks with latest technologies with focus on performance improvement and cost improvement
  • Lead design reviews in all development phases together with functional owners, process, production
  • Integration of modules & components into worldwide OEM projects
  • Evaluation of relevant technology, functions regarding requirements, market trends and feasibility together with other engineering core teams & procurement to ensure the best design & best cost
  • Observation and analysis of latest technology trends, definition of next generation key components together with other technical division and key component suppliers
  • Preparation of technical supplier decisions for the business units and Automotive executive management according to development process, evaluate risks and opportunities
  • Close cooperation with different functional teams globally such as Controlling, Legal, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Customer Business Units



  • Graduate degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic) or appropriate graduation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HW development and design
  • Excellent technical understanding of electrical designs inside Infotainment & Telematics in Features, Requirements, Technology and Cost
  • Good knowledge of hardware function blocks & SoC & memory designs & high speed interfaces
  • Excellent Communication Skills, working together with other HARMAN teams
  • Structured, goal and result-orientated working style
  • Ability of team work
  • Excellent English language skill (German language skill nice to have)


Our Offer:

  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • free parking spaces
    • company sports like onsite fitness courses, company soccer and golf teams, or sport events like the B2Run or a skiing trip
    • employee music groups
    • daily lunch allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
    • and much more...



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.

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