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Senior Hardware Engineer

Date: Dec 27, 2017

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104107 

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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:

Design and develop amplifier electronics hardware, according to project need


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will not have supervisory responsibilities.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the engineering activity for assigned programs to ensure that products meet customer and HARMAN specifications, and that program milestones are achieved
  • Designs electronic hardware for audio amplifier products or sub-modules to meet automotive OEM and Harman requirements, owning the design through the complete life cycle of the product.
  • Prepares and maintains specifications, schematics, BOMs and related documentation during development.
  • Provides guidance, review, and support to PCB layout team.
  • Organizes and leads peer-based schematic and PCB layout design reviews.
  • Works and participates in a product team environment, supporting other team functions: software, mechanical, process, test, and quality engineering.
  • Use structured problem-solving techniques to lead issue resolution on a variety of subjects, e.g. component, validation, manufacturing, and customer issues.
  • Lead circuit design and analysis, simulation, DFMEA, WCCA to ensure the design meets requirements.
  • Troubleshoots/debugs HW using a variety of industry standard or in-house developed tools.
  • Provide after-SOP service - troubleshooting support for high-rate warranty and B&A returns.
  • Mentor engineers on team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • KNOWLEDGE: Expertise in mixed signal embedded HW design, specifically: analog and digital interfaces like SPDIF, LVDS, USB, switching and linear power supplies, vehicle communication networks like CAN, AVC-LAN and MOST25/50/150. Experience with design for EMC mitigation, memory interfaces like DDR, board-level IC interfaces like SPI, MLB, I2C, and I2S. Familiar with Class AB, Class H and Class D amplifier output topologies.
  • DEGREE/TRAINING: BSEE or BSCE required (MS preferred).
  • EXPERIENCE: demonstrated prior experience bringing an embedded product from concept to production, prior experience with schematic capture and layout tools, circuit simulation tools, signal integrity simulation software, 5+ years of experience in the automotive or other high-reliability industry.  Software development experience a plus.  Experience interfacing with customers and explaining complex technical issues.
  • Detailed understanding of electronic component technologies and capabilities.
  • Strong understanding of electronics manufacturing processes and methods.
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and work to tight deadlines. 
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Shows character strength and personal integrity in all situations especially difficult ones.
  • Possesses emotional maturity when interfacing with customers (both external and internal) and defusing issues.
  • Must be a dependable, accountable self-starter.


Preferred Qualifications:

Leadership: 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 20% of the time.
  • 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!  (

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