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Senior Acoustic Engineer

Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115310 

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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:

Senior Acoustic Systems Engineer will design, develop and tune new audio systems into cars.  The role will leverage Harman's brand technology leadership in order to apply brand technologies into cars in order to create the best automotive audio systems in the world.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports. 


Job Responsibilities:  

•           Design and tune audio systems for the automotive environment.

•           Investigate new audio related technologies and best practices.

•           Research and create novel solutions to issues in acoustic systems for the automotive environment.

•           Develop and document worldwide acoustic systems tools and best practices.

•           Acoustic systems leader for OEM customers.


Basic Qualifications & Skills:

•           Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Acoustics is required. Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred.

•           5+ years of experience in an audio related field is required; 7+ years of experience is strongly preferred.

•           Specific experience required in 3 or more of the following fields:  acoustical engineering, transducer engineering, digital signal processing, amplifier engineering, psycho-acoustics and recording arts.

•           Knowledge of Matlab, C, C++, algorithm development and programming is preferred.

•           Detailed knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction and sound system tuning is strongly preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:  

•           Passion for acoustics and sound reproduction

•           High level of energy

•           Flexible in a challenging work environment

•           Attention to detail

•           Strong problem solving skills

•           Musician

•           Knowledge of recording arts

•           Excellent presentation skills


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 20%
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  •  Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

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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