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Senior Software Engineer, User Experience

Date: Apr 19, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 106302 

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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: 


  • EPIC Senior UX Software Engineer will support the rapid prototype development of innovative UI/UX applications that demonstrate new automotive audio concepts.  These applications are used in groundbreaking audio concept vehicles that leverage Harman's brand and technology leadership. EPIC (Early Pursuits and Innovative Concepts) creates new user experiences to help Harman continue shaping the future of in-vehicle audio.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop 2D & 3D GUI applications (PC & Mobile) to help demonstrate unique audio features.
  • Support software integration with audio system.
  • Support design, integration, and tuning of audio systems for the automotive environment.
  • Investigate new UI/UX/audio related technologies and best practices.
  • Presenting new concepts to customers, media, etc.


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


  • Science Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a SW development related field ; 7+ years of experience is strongly preferred.
  • Specific experience required in 3 or more of the following fields:  software development, UI design, graphic design, acoustic engineering, digital signal processing, psycho-acoustics, and recording arts.
  • Knowledge of Unity, Qt, JUCE, C#, C++, VST, Arduino, or other SW development and programming.
  • Knowledge of 2D or 3D visual design software (Adobe Suite, CAD software, etc.) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction, and sound system tuning is strongly preferred.



  • Passion for acoustics and sound reproduction
  • 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 to customer sites, including international travel, up to 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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