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Domain Program Manager

Date: Dec 31, 2017

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International


Requisition Id : 104744 

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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 North American Infotainment Software Development team consists of 11 Domains. The Domains are: HMI, BT-WiFi-Connectivity, Navigation, Vehicle Interface, Multi-Media, Embedded Software, Framework, Apps, Tuner, Android, and VR-Speech.


Job Responsibilities:

This Domain Program Manager will have global responsibility to help drive software development alignment; supported through frequent interactions with regional and remote development resources. A Program Manager in this position focuses their time assigning and coordinating tasks between global software development teams. Assistance provided to the global teams includes supporting software development, tracking and reporting on all tasks, and assisting all other Domain Program Managers and Project Leads to maximize their software development capacity using global teams. In addition, this Program Manager will run daily Domain Scrums across multiple products and across multiple global teams. The person who will be most successful in this position has a good understanding of embedded software development and excellent communication skills with global teams.

  • Manage, track and report on the progress of all work being performed by the global development teams.
  • Assign and coordinate tasks between domain project leadership and global development teams.
  • Gather required hardware to support global development efforts.
  • Manage and ensure adherence to standard development processes for development of new features, debugging of issues, and creation of test cases for unit testing.
  • Participates/Leads internal and customer driven design reviews throughout program.
  • Manages global technical resources, including planning, estimating, and developing requirements in compliance with the established software development process.
  • Works with the customer to further define/clarify requirements and to resolve issues.
  • Runs daily software scrum meetings.
  • May direct the work of 8-10 other engineers.
  • Software Quality champion who is willing to drive higher software quality across the organization.
  • Lead effort to achieve desired CMMI level.
  • Working knowledge of software development tools (debuggers, emulators, compilers, etc).
  • Working knowledge of software development processes and experience with implementation across a global development organization.
  • Working knowledge of embedded operating systems.
  • Coordinates software development activities with software team leader.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent discipline.
  • 12+ years of embedded software development.
  • Experience in C, C++, Java, or other structured language.
  • Experience developing and debugging software in a real-time, embedded, multiprocessor, multi-interface environment.


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Several years of experience working with and managing global software development teams across multiple products.
  • Proven project management experience in the Infotainment field.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in both English and the native language(s) of global development teams.
  • Working experience with embedded systems.
  • Working knowledge of QNX, Embedded Linux, and/or Android.
  • Understanding of State Machine and UML diagrams.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • 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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