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DSP Engineer

Date: Jan 14, 2019

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 107875 

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Position Summary: This position is an embedded DSP software engineer within the Lifestyle Automotive Audio division.  Products that will be developed are OEM automotive amplifiers and other similar audio processing products.  Products typically consist of a microcontroller for configuration, communication and control and a DSP processor for audio processing.  Software development work will be mainly working within complex, multi-threaded, multi-processor or multi-core architectures and audio frameworks to integrate DSP algorithms and control structures.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct or indirect reports; but experienced engineers are expected to mentor more junior engineers and help guide their careers and activities.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain architecture, design, models and test specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Analyze and evaluate change requests and design improvements by estimating and measuring processing resources including MIPS, ROM, and RAM.
  • Analyze performance impacts of block size, sample rate, memory organization, cache usage, and code structure.
  • Lead and/or participate in peer and customer reviews of designs, implementations, and test plans throughout the program life cycle.
  • Coordinates software development activities with software team leader.
  • Communicate with peers inside the Harman group to coordinate software development.  This includes occasional travel for training or coordination with other groups.
  • Develop and integrate audio DSP algorithms for the automotive environment.
  • Optimize individual algorithms and total system performance.
  • Work within a cross functional software team to devlop complex, multi-threaded, multi-processor architectures and audio frameworks to integrate DSP algorithms and control structures.
  • Develop test plans and appropriate test vectors for independent validation of audio features.
  • Investigate new DSP audio related technologies and best practices.
  • Establish and coordinate activities with third party developers and suppliers.
  • Develop production ready software following a defined software development process.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of software development tools (debugger’s, emulators, compilers, etc)
  • Reviewing schematics and debug analog and digital hardware.
  • Working knowledge of embedded operating systems (schedulers, memory management, driver models, RTOS concepts, etc.).
  • Experience with embedded software development and testing.
  • C/C++ or other structured language.
  • Experience in the DSP and/or audio field.
  • Experience developing consumer products.
  • Deep knowledge of filtering, speech processing, noise control and telecommunications algorithms in both time and frequency domains.
  • Strong understanding of DSP frameworks and how individual DSP algorithms interface and interact with each other, the control software and tool interfaces in an optimized way.
  • Experience with tuning/calibrating systems of algorithms.
  • Knowledge of features, strengths and weaknesses of various DSP platforms and algorithm approaches .
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects.
  • Capable project management and time management skills.
  • Able to read schematics and debug analog and digital hardware.
  • Skilled in root cause analysis techniques.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced working with and/or leading off-shore development teams.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience with multi-core System-on-Chip processors.
  • Experience developing automotive or military products.
  • Experience with SPICE compatible software development practices.
  • Experience with object oriented software design and development.
  • Working knowledge of personal computing and mobile device platforms.
  • Deep knowledge of digital communication protocols: I2C, I2S, SPI, UART, USB, BT.
  • Working knowledge of automotive networks: CAN, LIN, Ethernet, TCP/IP, MOST.
  • Deep knowledge of audio systems and acoustic principles.
  • Very good knowledge of amplifier hardware concepts including data converters, power supplies, output stages and analog filter design.



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Queretaro, Mexico
  • 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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