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Lead Software Architect Highly Automated Driving (m/f)

Date: Apr 18, 2018

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, BW, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 102871 

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  • Software Architecture expert for Sensor Fusion applications and Framework design
  • Define Software Architecture: Experience in Sensor interfacing, Algorithm dataflow, for real time and safety critical systems
  • Has been recently involved in projects with one or more of the following: Perception, Localization, Environment modelling, Path planning, PID or similar Actuator control
  • Experienced with automotive Software processes and methods (SPICE, ISO26262, Modelling and Validation)
  • Capable of defining Functional Safety relevant SW Architectures, including processes, transport protocols and data management on a complex multi SoC/ECU. Know-how of automotive RTOS and Hypervisors
  • Awareness of architecture considerations with regard to porting high level Software designs towards multi-SoC embedded Systems (partitioning, target IPs, Architecture).
  • Support requirements analysis during RFI, RFQ and internal Projects phases
  • Perform SW design reviews during the different project phases
  • Benchmarking and steering of 3rd party Software suppliers or partners
  • Able to steer and interact with different parts of the organization globally and in various fields including highly complex Infotainment, Telematics and Cockpit systems.
  • Responsible to prepare and collect applicable ISO26262 Software documentation as part of the design process
  • Execution of special projects on behalf of the disciplinary superior


Required Skills:


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology) or appropriate graduation
  • 5+ years of professional experience involving sensor and perception SW Architecture
  • Experienced in UML and modeling tools such as Enterprise Architect and C++
  • Excellent technical understanding for HAD/ADAS Software regarding Features, Requirements, Technology and Architecture
  • Experience in Functional Safety (ISO26262) and Security
  • Consolidated knowledge in applicable SW communication for high speed and real time interfaces (Ethernet, PCIe, Flexray, others).
  • Knowledge of the requirements inside the automotive area. Understand the dynamics of the Automotive Tier-1 market and have a vision for market and customer trends
  • Excellent Communication and coordination Skills with Global engineering teams, including preparation of Technical Presentations/Workshops internally and externally up to management level
  • Structured and result-orientated working style
  • Good self-motivated team player
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills in English. German language skills would be beneficial.

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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