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Senior Director, Functional Safety and Engineering Process Group (m/f/d)

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, BW, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112749 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Karlsbad bei Karlsruhe / Raum Pforzheim

Functional Safety and Global Automotive Processes organization is responsible to introduce cutting edge processes for engineering and program management by ensuring Functional Safety (FUSA) compliance and ASPICE. Providing assessments and FUSA  control to Business Units (BU), GTS and Customer Program Management (CPM). You will be part of the Global Engineering Operations (GEO) team and you will lead the Functional Safety department – technically and disciplinarily.


Your Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Global leadership for engineering processes, assessment and audits as well as Functional Safety for Connected Car
  • Manage a team of functional safety experts, actively engaged in ISO 26262 standards
  • Improve program execution by deploying innovative and efficient Harman Standard automotive processes
  • Structure effective training programs and measure their success for automotive processes and Functional Safety
  • Enable, support, monitoring and rollout of processes, trainings with defined KPI’s for all Connected Car programs 
  • Strong alignment and support with other Automotive Harman divisions and best practice sharing
  • Support and implement harmonization of footprint and organizational improvement strategies in Connected Car
  • Approval stakeholder for internal and joint customer Gate Reviews in respect to Functional Safety


Our Requirements:


  • Min. Bachelor Degree in Engineering related field such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in automotive industry
  • Intimate knowledge of Functional Safety and ISO26262
  • Strong experiences in Quality Management, Development Processes, SW Project Management and Program Management skills
  • Thorough understanding of Software development lifecycle, methodologies and deep automotive (embedded system) experiences
  • Knowledge of management systems, at least one of CMMi or Automotive SPICE, other standards such as IATF 16949 are desirable
  • Strong and effective leadership and negotiation skills as well as experienced in presentation techniques on higher management level
  • Excellent communication in English
  • Willingness to travel worldwide (China, Romania, Germany, etc.)


Our Offer:


  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package, including company car
  • Employer contribution to company pension plan
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • language courses
    • sport events like B2Run or a skiing trip
    • daily lunch allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
    • 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, 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. (  #LI-GT1

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