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Sr. Requirements Engineer

Date: Apr 13, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 106082 

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Position Summary:


The Requirements Engineering position is the key technical focal point for a project or program both internal to Harman and external to suppliers and the OEM customer. This position requires a broad background in mechanical, electrical, HMI, cellular infrastructure, internet and software engineering and leads a team from a technical expertise base without having direct reports. Able to bring a technical team together, make tradeoffs, resolve issues and achieve a technical solution that meets the customer requirements. Must be able to effective communicate and document the resulting design and design changes. Serve as the technical customer interface for assigned program(s).


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:


Engineers in this role are responsible for technically leading a project by developing requirements, defining architectures, performing tradeoffs and providing analysis that meets the customer needs.  This includes but is not limited to: embedded cell phones, WiFi, HMI, Bluetooth, air cards, smart phones, Java Virtual Machines, I/O Controls, and back haul services (service providers).


  • The Requirements Engineer is responsible for getting through the customer technical gate of a proposal.
  • Develop presentations with architectures, assumptions and detailed analysis that meet the customer requirements within Harman's internal technical capabilities.
  • Support the sales organization in the business development phase of a program, as part of proposal activity by analyzing customer RFQ specifications and developing a Configuration of Response. 
  • Analyzing the specifications to identify a list of undefined or under defined features that may require additional customer clarification or exceptions taken prior to quotation.
  • Define and develop customer/end-user requirements. 
  • Develop technical functional/performance specifications based on customer specifications and internal documents to clearly and concisely capture what is required of the product. 
  • Work with the customer, engineers and suppliers to define the requirements. Organize all product specifications in a manner that allows for simplified requirements topic searching (e.g. WIKI Page).
  • Track customer specifications and versions to ensure proper product definition.  Track and resolve customer specification issues. 
  • Interface with both the customer and Harman Product Engineering teams to coordinate a successful resolution of issues. 
  • Document and maintain product requirement exceptions. Identify risk level associated with new feature development based on requirements status. 
  • Participate in internal and customer driven design reviews throughout program.
  • Aware of all Federal Standards, industry standards and internal standards and assure that the resulting design will satisfy these requirements.
  • Understands the software architecture and able to explain this to customers. Leads the development team in finding root cause of failures and generates a 7D or A3 failure analysis.
  • Support HBAS internal organizations on product DFMEA, Schematic Reviews, Warranty, Diagnostics, DVP&R, User's Manual, Technical Service Bulletins, Appearance Approvals and PSO follow up.
  • Lead the software/hardware/mechanical developers at the unit and system level to insure that all requirements are met and the highest software quality is achieved.



Basic Qualifications:


  • BSEE / BSCS / (or equivalent); MSEE / MSCS preferred. 
  • 5 plus years of experience in Systems Engineering
  • Able to provide detailed reviews on complex/technical specifications.
  • Broad Technical Background with general knowledge of relevant technologies: Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM/CDMA technology, smart phones, Navigation, GPS, Satellite Radio, video, Voice Recognition, Hands-Free operation and automotive environmental requirements.
  • Automotive background with working knowledge of vehicle networking protocols.
  • Practical experience in related areas such as system design, hardware/software design and real time embedded applications.
  • Automotive or cellular industry experience.
  • Must be aware and understand the product Bill of Material costs.



    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Infotainment or other Automotive Electronics System experience.
  • Prior experience utilizing ALM Tools; i.e. DOORS and Rally for routing and managing requirements
  • Bi-lingual English/Italian (not required but can provide added value)
  • Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.
  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Willingness to travel as needed up to 20%
  • 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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