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Principal Acoustic Engineer

Date: Feb 13, 2018

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 106463  


Position Summary:

Innovate with a team of acoustic and mechanical engineers in the development and creation of industry leading tools and techniques for designing acoustic devices and software.   They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision.  They are recognized throughout the Professional Division as an emerging expert.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with engineering managers to plan, create and test new concepts that reach specific acoustic goals
  • Design, prototype, test and document new concepts and benchmark against existing products with other team members
  • Generate comprehensive definition, design parameters and test vector documentation for concepts to be industrialized
  • Prepare documents and reports with cross functional teams for tracking key business metrics on department, project and individual performance
  • Ensure that intellectual property is fully researched, documented, and protected
  • Contribute to refining best practice methods for all aspects of department functions.
  • Support New Product Development team with expertise and solutions


Basic Qualifications:  

  • PhD degree in Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience in corporate or academic research; alternatively, Master’s Degree in above mentioned fields and 8 years of experience in research and development or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years’ experience
  • Expert in at least one of the following fields: Multi-physics Simulations and Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Loudspeaker Design, Acoustic Research
  • Exceptional reputation as an innovator based on having created forward looking research, projects, and award winning publications
  • Proven technical leadership
  • Experience working in the technology industry or Professional Audio industry
  • Experience with the use of rapid prototyping tools for software and hardware validation of simulated design work
  • Ability to communicate advanced and complex concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Previous Professional or Consumer Audio/Video Industry experience



  • Experince with Anysys or Comsol or other FEA or BEM analysis software tools
  • Experience with Acoustic Measurement and validation software like EASERA, Klipple or Listen
  • Experience with Solidworks, AutoCad, ProE or other 3D cad software


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel to Asia and India 2-4 times per year.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
  • 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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