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Principal Hardware Electrical Engineer

Date: Feb 27, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 102882 

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Job Responsibilities:


  • Leads the hardware development of audio head units and technology for in-vehicle infotainment systems, including the embedded application of navigation, voice recognition, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, and TFT displays.
  • Realization of system designs, schematics and/or schematics integration of hardware applications in the range of medium to high complexity under consideration of Harman guidelines.
  • Analyzes customer requirements and determines appropriate circuit implementations.
  • Works with PCB CAD engineers to implement optimized PCB layouts with respect to EMC, board area and technology, and signal integrity while meeting the customer and mechanical packaging requirements.
  • Designs, analyzes, specifies, simulates and characterizes electrical circuits and determines their performance characteristics using SPICE, Hyperlynx, and other engineering CAE analysis tools.
  • Contributes to an official HW verification process whereby electrical circuits are measured and checked to be within supplier and internal specifications.
  • Manages, releases, and updates the electrical production BOMs using Harman configuration management processes and systems.
  • Prepares technical reports and presentations for use with customers, Harman management, peers, and direct reports as necessary.
  • Evaluates relevant technology regarding requirements, market trends, and feasibility together with other engineering teams and procurement to ensure the best design and costs.
  • Provides technical responses to customer RFIs & RFQs.
  • Supports the development and review of DFMEAs.
  • Supports the development and review of the environmental and EMC hardware validation test plans with the validation engineers
  • Supports the manufacturing team related to DFM reviews and technical build issues.
  • Assist in the mitigation of radiated and conducted emissions and other EMC issues associated with EMC/EMI compliance testing of automotive products.
  • Leads product design reviews of electrical schematics and PCB layouts.
  • Mentors & develops young engineering talent.


    Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.  A Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering is preferred.
  • 8-10 years of design-related experience in the development of analog and digital circuits, including concept design, schematic entry, measurements, testing, and failure analysis.
  • Expert knowledge of industry standard electrical schematic and PCB layout realization tools, such as Mentor Graphics, OrCAD, Cadence, Zuken, or similar.
  • Familiarity with electrical simulation tools is preferred, such as Hyperlynx signal integrity and power integrity, SPICE, or similar.
  • Familiarity with infotainment related technologies is preferred, such as high speed SOCs, DRAM, flash, microcontrollers, CAN, Ethernet, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, LVDS video, cell modems, radio tuners, USB, audio amplifiers, displays, and linear and switching power supplies.
  • Knowledge of Automotive EMC requirements is preferred, such as CISPR-25, FCC part 15, or ISO 11451.
  • Knowledgeable on the use of electrical test equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and multimeters.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with electronic circuits and determine corrective actions
  • Ability to analyze and optimize circuits and designs for cost.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced global automotive design and manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrates the ability to transition from theoretical to implementation based thinking.  Very strong analytical skills and detail oriented. 
  • Strong communication skills, with good knowledge of spoken and written English.


    Eligibility Requirements:


  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test

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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