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Senior Hardware Engineer - Product and Process Quality Assurance

Date: Apr 5, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 107182 

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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: This position is for a Product Development Process Engineer within the Lifestyle Car Audio division.  Products that will be developed are OEM automotive amplifiers and speakers.  Amplifiers typically consist of a main microcontroller for configuration, communication and control and a DSP for audio processing.  This position leads the engineering process development activity to ensure we adhere to Harman and automotive processes.  Responsible for process development, documentation, auditing, mentoring, training, and supporting assessments.   Responsible for working with cross functional development teams to gain acceptance of process requirements and working with an offshore team as required to support process improvement.  


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any direct or indirect reports


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the product development process activity for Hardware, Mechanical and Transducer Engineering.
  • Provide auditing of engineering work products for adherence to the defined processes.
  • Responsible for process development, documentation, auditing, mentoring, training, and supporting assessments.
  • Train and support the engineers in understanding and using the defined development process.
  • Provide leadership for assessments and assessment readiness.
  • Participate in a cross-project quality team to define and evaluate quality improvement goals.
  • Coordinate with global teams for commonization of engineering processes.  This includes occasional travel for training or coordination with other groups.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and 5 years of experience; alternatively, Master’s Degree in above mentioned fields and at least 1 year experience in research and development
  • In addition, having shown high involvement in research, technology development, and cutting edge innovation all throughout the academic curriculum via TAs, RAs, and internships
  • Experience working in the technology industry or automotive industry
  • Experience with the use of rapid prototyping tools for software and hardware, electronics, and mechanical design for consumer electronics and future device platforms
  • In-depth experience with non-traditional input and output technologies, such as speech, gesture, touch, haptics, etc.
  • Ability to communicate advanced and complex concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent.
  • Experienced with the development of automotive electronics modules and systems.
  • Familiarity with audio product development.
  • Familiarity with development and defect tracking tools such as JIRA.
  • ISO 26262 Certification
  • Strong knowledge of product development processes and tools.
  • Strong knowledge of quality techniques and tools.
  • Experienced with helping an organization to achieve adherence to CMMI, ASPICE, APQP or equivalent process models.
  • Experienced working with global development teams.
  • Strong understanding of the automotive product development lifecycle.
  • Experienced at communicating and interfacing directly to the OEM customers.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable project management and time management skills.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 5% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an Novi, MI office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. 


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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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