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Acoustics System Engineer

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 111851 

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Position Summary:

Responsible for the continuous improvement and application of a range of vehicle noise management systems including Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) systems such as Engine Order Cancellation and Road Noise Cancellation and also Engine Sound Synthesis.  Will need to organize and execute vehicle tuning/testing, analyze data appropriately, and apply results towards the design of high performance systems using advanced DSP and acoustics engineering.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support noise management systems development on multiple projects within local and global development teams.
  • Analyze and investigate new noise management related technologies and best practices.
  • Interface with Harman R&D teams along with customer advanced NVH teams to design, develop and continuously improve noise management systems and technologies.
  • Perform software and hardware testing of development designs both on bench and in-vehicle.
  • Use, maintain, and improve upon best practices and design standards via the lessons learned process.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years of experience or MS in acoustics or ANC.
  • Experienced in ANC, digital signal processing, or acoustics engineering.
  • Experienced in algorithm testing.
  • Working knowledge with Head Acoustics NVH development tools.


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Proficient in Matlab programming



  • Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance
  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition

Change Orientation:

  • Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things
  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs

Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships

Judgment: Make sound decisions

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions

Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 15-20% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test
  • Willingness for overtime and weekend work, as needed



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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