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Resident Engineer

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Long Beach, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115506 

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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. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Represent Harman as on-site resident engineer for program execution matters. This will include interacting with various levels of OEM engineers, OEM engineering manager, program team, OEM Supplier Quality Team, OEM Manufacturing, etc. to resolve issues and to help grow the business.
  • Create, release and follow up on work orders using the OEM internal database.
  • Create, release and maintain Calibration files for vehicle lines and region.
  • Track and communicate part number, HW/SW build version, and call files with Harman and OEM.
  • Lead weekly PDT to discuss open issues and lead them to resolution/closure
  • Coordinating with all cross-functional teams within Harman. 
  • Support and set up customer validation, integration testing with other modules.
  • Analyzed CAN-based vehicle log files to debug system integration reported SW issues
  • Assisted OEM and Harman team in troubleshooting HW/SW system integration and map database issues.
  • Attended vehicle rides as part of HW/SW integration and functional evaluation
  • Attended vehicle rides as part of AM/FM and Satellite tuner reception evaluation
  • Lead communications for software issues (ESIMS, PRTs, and CTF issues) between Harman and OEM.  Including reporting and investigating the issue, identifying priorities, updating ESIMs/PRTS/CTF issues with root cause/solution, etc.
  • Identify build requirements for Benches, IVER, MVNS, and MVS by working with Harman and OEM team. 
  • Assisted manufacturing plants in troubleshooting product assembly build issues
  • Support specification discussed and negotiated changes working with Harman specification group.
  • Defined HMI display screen flows to efficiently meet functional specifications.
  • Lead HMI meetings with Harman team and customer.
  • Defined vehicle CAN, MOST and LIN based communication signal interfaces to component.
  • Supported sales staff in sourcing opportunities by technical and design reviews with OEM
  • Supported HW/SW design reviews and EMC design analysis.
  • Assist with discussing and finalizing the DV/PV test requirements including EMC test between OEM validation and Harman team. 
  • Maintained OEM and component specification revision and change management
  • Communicating with customer, sales, development and assembly plan.
  • Collaborated with OEM in researching future technologies to meet market trends


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, with a preference in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5+ years in the automotive sector with experience in infotainment/audio system.
  • Experience working on-site at OEM with experience in releasing EWOs and Cals.
  • Experience with automotive electronics, including printed circuit boards and components.
  • Experience with software.
  • Experience with navigation mapping and services.
  • Experience working on-site as a DRE with an OEM including familiarity with program terms, timing, etc.
  • Experience with analyzing CAN, MOST and LIN communication.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Automotive electronics knowledge.
  • Software development experience.
  • Navigation mapping and services experience.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Negotiation and influencing skills pursuing win/win positions.
  • Clear thinker with excellent judgment.
  • Well organized with the ability to prioritize.
  • Self-motivation and discipline are absolutely critical.
  • Drive for results, team player, change orientation, customer focus and self-awareness are critical.


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Willingness to travel 20% of the time.
  • Willingness to work on-site at OEM
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Any offer of employment for any position that requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.




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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