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Principal Hardware Electrical Engineer

Date: Apr 20, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 99124 

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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. 


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 transceivers featuring wireless connectivity through BlueTooth, WiFi, and Cellular connections.
  • Leads product design reviews.
  • Design of reference schematics & layout implementations for circuits used in infotainment products such as class A/B and Class D amplifiers, LCD displays, vehicle networking, wireless connectivity & communications.
  • Manages the electrical production BOM's.  Updates & Releases BOM's using Harman's configuration management & PLM systems.
  • Provides technical responses to customer RFI & RFQ's.
  • Design, analyze, specify, and characterize electrical circuits and determines their performance characteristics using SPICE, Sabre, Hyperlynx, and another engineering CAE analysis tools.
  • 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
  • supports the development and review of FMEA's.
  • Assisting in the realization of customer requirements and specifications(RFC, RFI, RFQ), product test plans, and production QA processes as needed to ensure the development and manufacture of quality transceivers
  • Technical support for the industrialization of function items in an international environment.
  • Assist in the mitigation of radiated & conducted emission issues associated with EMC/EMI conformance testing of automotive products.
  • Mentors & Develops young engineering talent.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or related field). 
  • MSEE with a concentration in RF technology is desired.
  • Knowledgeable on industry standards, specifications, supported profiles, and device classes for RF communications utilized in automotive infotainment and/or consumer electronic applications.
  • Twelve(12) years or more engineering experience with seven to ten (7-10) years experience as an RF circuit design engineer in the development of analog and digital circuits and the system implementation of RF application modules and chipsets.   Proficient in RF engineering principals, network modeling, and RF performance evaluation.  Experience in the deployment of RF technologies in automotive applications is a plus.
  • Satellite receivers
  • BlueTooth (2.1 and higher, EDR)
  • WiFi (a/b/g/n)
  • Cellular telephone (CDMA, GSM, LTE)
  • GPS receivers (GPS, Glonass, Galileo)
  • Military / Spread spectrum communications
  • ISM band wireless data links
  • A high-level knowledge of tools for schematic/layout realization along with analog and RF simulation (e.g. Mentor ECAD tools, Designer & DxDesigner, Schematic capture, SPICE or Saber analog simulators, ADS, Eagleware, HyperLynx ...) as well as Microsoft Office applications.  
  • Knowledge of Automotive EMC requirements including CISPR-25, FCC part 15, ISO 11451, etc.
  • Knowledgeable on the use of RF test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, modulation & audio analyzers, and directional couplers.
  • Ability to troubleshoot typical RF transceiver issues such as transmitter power optimization, sensitivity, selectivity, spurious distortion, out of band rejection, VSWR minimization, insertion losses, impedance matching, and phase locked loop stability,
  • Structured goal and result orientated working style.
  • Ability to lead the deployment of RF technology in a product development team environment.
  • Lead internal design reviews with product design team and participate in external.


Desired Characteristics:


  • PREFERRED Knowledge, Expertise, Coursework
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Computer architecture and design
    • Real-time embedded software
    • High-speed signal integrity analysis and design
  • PREFERRED Degree and/or Training and specifically defined educational equivalents
  • MSEE or Ph.D.
  • PREFERRED Certifications/Licenses
  • PREFERRED Specific Prior Experiences
    • Automotive hardware design
    • Management of a group of engineers
    • Experience working in both small and large organizations
    • Extensive direct interaction with customers


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10%
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • 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!  (

Requisition Id : 99124 

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