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Technical Functional Lead

Date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105202 

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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:   A Technical Functional Owner position is responsible for analyzing, interpreting, understanding, and finalizing the assigned customer requirements for specific infotainment functions. This position will ensure that the functionality of specific features are planned, implemented, tested and working flawlessly on schedule and within budget. This role will interface with the customer, software engineers, software project managers, and other team members supporting the specific customer program.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing and understanding of the assigned Customer requirements (CRS) and change requests and for defining/documenting the resulting features in the (Technical Requirements System) TRS-SW
  • Responsible for interfacing with the customer for clarification and approval of all assigned features
  • Responsible for requesting the required resources necessary to implement the promised scope Plan, organize, execute and monitor all aspects of feature development to achieve commitments for delivery, performance, and quality.
  • Lead technical discussions with customers to ensure requirements are agreed upon and met
  • Prepare documents and reports with cross functional teams for engineering and program management along with participating in design reviews with customers and engineering peers.
  • Ensure features meet customer and internal requirements, specifications
  • Release and maintain controlled documents as required


Basic Qualifications:

  • Expert in at least one of the following fields: Infotainment, mobile, consumer electronics    
  • Exceptional reputation as an innovator based on having created forward looking research, projects, and award winning publications
  • Proven technical leadership
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum educational requirement:  Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years’ experience.  Alternately:
    • Master’s Degree in above mentioned fields and 8 years of experience in research and development
    • PhD degree in Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience in corporate or academic research


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.

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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