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Acoustics Systems Engineer

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112291 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

This position is within HARMAN’s Lifestyle Audio Group located in Northridge. The primary role is to design and develop new luxury audio loudspeakers. The successful candidate will leverage Harman's acoustic technology leadership in order to create the best sounding loudspeakers in the world. As a member of our team, you will assist with hands-on design, assembly, test and troubleshooting of transducers and prototype loudspeaker assemblies.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Job Responsibilities:

  • Use the latest software tools to design transducers and loudspeaker systems for the home and home theater environment.
  • Constructs, tests, and troubleshoots prototype and pre-production loudspeakers and subassemblies using schematics, parts lists or verbal instructions and established testing guidelines and reports progress back to the appropriate Program Manager.
  • Acoustical system testing and validation of Supplier’s Design Verification (DV), Process Verification (PV) and Production runs.
  • Supports GPLMs and Sr. Director of Product Management in development of new products and sustaining engineering.
  • Investigates new audio related technologies, acoustic systems tools, and best practices.
  • Supports and facilitates product listening demonstrations for dealers, sales and marketing, as well as assisting in competitive benchmarking.
  • Research and create novel solutions to issues in acoustic systems. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics or related field
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated involvement in research, technology development, and cutting edge innovation all throughout the academic curriculum via TAs, RAs, and internships
  • Exceptional reputation as an innovator based on having created forward looking research, projects, and award winning publications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the audio industry, technology industry or automotive industry
  • Working knowledge of speakers, transducers and/or audio systems (perhaps as a hobby interest) is desirable but not required.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel to supplier sites, including international travel (<10%)
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.



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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