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Senior Acoustic Design Engineer

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112497 

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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:

The Senior Acoustic Design Engineer will be part of a team developing the next generation of audio products.  The person will be part of a team performing design, optimization, and testing of headphones, microphone arrays, smart speakers, TVs, smartphones and tablets.  The use of current acoustic simulation software, as well as acoustic testing hardware and software, will be a large portion of the activities.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have no supervisory responsibility.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and development of new technology and products for Harman Embedded Audio relying heavily on analytical modeling efforts.
  • Help determine the feasibility of new technology, ideas, and products proposed or ideated.
  • Optimize prototype and/or design parameters to maximize performance -- one objective being the reduction of the development cycle time.
  • Predict the performance of new or modified product prototypes -- prior to their fabrication and testing.
  • Help plan experiments to prove in, or troubleshoot new or existing products.
  • Play a major role in the data analysis of measured results.
  • Plan a significant role in the ideation of new technology or troubleshooting of existing manufactured products for Harman Embedded Audio.
  • Be active in the creation of intellectual property for Harman Embedded Audio.
  • Provide specialized applications engineering support, as needed, in conjunction with the Harman Embedded Audio Sales Team and/or factories.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • 5 years experience in Acoustics engineering or related field
  • Experience with SoundCheck, HATS, GRAS


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Acoustics or related field.
  • Experience with headphone design and testing.
  • Experience with Smart IOT devices (acoustics, system architecture).


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 20% of the time.
  • 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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