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Senior Embedded DSP Engineer

Date: Jan 6, 2018

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 102202 

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Position Summary:

This position is within HARMAN’s Lifestyle Audio Group located in Northridge. The successful candidate will be a talented, creative, and highly motivated embedded Digital Signal Processing software engineer. This candidate will have audio algorithm experience, DSP programming experience and show a strong interest in audio.


Job Responsibilities:

•Embedded digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm development, implementation, and porting to perform advanced audio processing.

• Work in the Center of Competence Audio to design and develop audio software

• Support innovation, research, development and validation of consumer electronics product designs


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field + 5 years experience and deep experience with audio algorithms and DSP programming

• Software development experience for standard embedded operating systems using functional and object oriented programming languages like C, C++, Java

• Hands-on experience with cross-platform development tools and IDEs

• Fluency in developing multi-threaded and interrupt driven programs, binary operations, data structures, etc.

• The candidate must be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to work with a team of engineers.


Desired Characteristics:

• Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field

• Programming experience in Matlab and Virtual Studio Technology (VST)

• Experience in reading and understanding the electronics schematics and layouts, operating digital scopes and other test equipment

• Familiarity with sound recording/editing software tools, audio measurement tools, and critical listening skills


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:


  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiple projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Responsible for projects that have hard deadlines that must be met.


Team Player:

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization


Change Orientation

  • Must not only adapt, but must champion new and more efficient methods and techniques to meet the needs of the company


Customer Focus

  • Must treat all customers with utmost respect, understanding that they have different needs.
  • Develop relationships with other departments based on honest communication, mutual respect and teamwork.



  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel  5% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • 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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