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Senior Security Software Engineer

Date: Jan 17, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105228 

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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:  The Security Domain focuses on the security of an infotainment system. This includes secure boot and secure storage, secure update, network security, threat analysis, architecture and design security, as well as best security practices. Software development is primarily in C/C++ and some scripting languages.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Security requirements definition and analysis
  • Develop technical requirements specifications and high level designs and for vehicle infotainment security features
  • Implementing/Integrating firewalls, key management, secure booting, encrypted file systems
  • Implement security best practices and various security policies
  • Staying current with latest security vulnerabilities as they apply to our products


  • Working knowledge of software development tools (debugger's, emulators, compilers, etc).
  • Working knowledge of software development processes.
  • Working knowledge of POSIX compliant embedded operating systems.
  • Analyze customer/internal requirements and specifications and translate these into software designs.
  • Develop high quality software code based on designs.
  • Perform extensive unit and system level testing to insure that all requirements are met and the highest software quality is achieved.
  • Analyze existing embedded software to add features, make modifications, fix bus, and/or port to different platforms.
  • Participates in internal and customer driven design reviews throughout program.
  • Coordinates software development activities with software team leader and other internal stakeholders.
  • Identifies product requirement or performance issues with cross functional teams.
  • Works with software team leader to negotiate resolution.
  • Communicate with peers inside the Harman group to coordinate software development. This includes occasional travel for training or coordination with other groups.
  • Works with the customer to further define requirements and to resolve issues.
  • May direct the work of a team of engineers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of hard core embedded software development.
  • 5+ years of C/C++ or other structured language.
  • Experience developing and debugging software in a real-time, embedded, multiprocessor, multi-interface environment.
  • Understanding of cryptography fundamentals
  • Knowledge of automotive navigation, audio, video, radio and telephony equipment
  • Knowledge of practices, designs and technologies used to secure embedded systems
  • Understanding of embedded software security vulnerability discovery and analysis
  • Willing to learn


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Informal training in embedded and network security
  • Previous experience with embedded or network security
  • Strong OS experience with any POSIX complaint OS, Embedded Linux, and/or Android
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Assertive
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of software development processes.
  • Ability to read schematics and debug analog and digital hardware.
  • Able to use oscilloscope and logic analyzer for troubleshooting.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10%.
  • Willingness to work in the Novi, MI office.
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
  • 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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