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Vehicle Systems Engineer

Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112539 

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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 Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer provides support for System Stability, KPIs, analytics, and overall SW Integration.



Job Responsibilities:

  • This role is a customer interfacing technical role that supports the systems engineering efforts
  • Work with the customer and other team members to define the customer experience with the other modules and external devices
  • Analyze customer and internal requirements and specifications and translates these into software designs with the proper domain responsible team members
  • Support and lead the implementation and validation of the system integrations
  • Optimize KPI performance through data provided by analytics tools.  This includes coordination of activity across multiple domains to achieve the desired customer experience
  • Help root cause complex warranty items in support of the post-launch activity
  • Support teams outside of the software engineering and hardware engineering teams to understand the product.  (Manufacturing, Quality, Warranty, and Test)
  • Participates in internal and customer-driven design reviews throughout the program
  • 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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science
  • 5 years of embedded software development or testing
  • Must have general knowledge of automotive infotainment systems and their applications
  • Recent significant systems/software experience with complex development cycles that span multiple release versions
  • Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and the customer
  • Must have a "whatever-it-takes" attitude using diplomatic leadership skills within a collaborative teamwork environment to accomplish the necessary results
  • Proven and effective communication, analytical, judgment, initiative and execution skills
  • 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:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of embedded operating systems
  • Working knowledge of software development tools (debuggers, compilers, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of software development processes
  • Experience in developing drivers and other embedded components
  • Experience in QNX, Linux, or Android for development on Infotainment, Audio or Multimedia products
  • Experience in designing complex system architecture
  • Vehicle networking experience including CAN, LIN, MOST, etc.
  • Working knowledge of physical communication buses including I2C, RS232, SPI or other serial interfaces.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • System thinking and leadership capabilities
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving capability such as reproducing complex software defects
  • Capable of project management and time management skills
  • Ability to read schematics and debug analog and digital hardware
  • Able to use oscilloscope and logic analyzer for troubleshooting


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an 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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