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Sr. Engineer, LiDAR Systems

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116365 

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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 within HARMAN’s Connected Car Division and is located in Novi, MI.  The purpose of this position is to integrate LiDAR sensors into HARMAN’s ADAS platform.  The person fulfilling this role will be responsible for understanding the current state of LiDAR technology, working with suppliers and customers to define requirements and capability, and defining how the LiDAR interfaces to HARAN’s ADAS platforms.  This role will interface with both the hardware team and software team to ensure that the full requirements of the system are defined and met. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with LiDAR suppliers to understand the full state of the art of LiDAR technology and providing leadership in defining joint development solution
  • Defining the requirements of a LiDAR sensor, including LiDAR performance requirements, and system interface requirements.
  • Work with Platform leaders to ensure needed resources are available to support LiDAR processing both in hardware and software.
  • Work with testing team to develop LiDAR test/validation requirements
  • Work with Functional owners to understand the sensor needs of specific feature developments


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • More than 5 years of professional experience with vehicle/sensing systems
  • Strong systems background with at least 2 years experience with automotive optical sensors, semiconductors, software, development tools
  • Computer science background, or strong understanding of SW development as it applies to LiDAR processing
  • Ability to work effectively within a global matrix environment
  • This position includes the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle. The employee must be 21 years of age or older and will possess a valid US drivers license


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the design of imaging systems for automotive applications
  • Working knowledge of functional safety plans for automotive systems, following the requirements of ISO26262
  • Process-oriented while still innovative, flexible, driven, and motivated
  • Great communication skills to effectively promote the technology and interface as needed at all levels of the organization


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in the Novi, MI 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 the 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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