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Engineer, Validation Tools

Date: Nov 6, 2018

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112791 

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Supervisory Responsibilities: 


  • This position will have no reports.


Job Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the development of test/interface tools for audio products including amplifiers, loudspeaker and microphones.  The position will work closely with Software & Hardware Validation Global teams and Engineering to ensure test and interface tools that fully validate our products.

  • Develop and release algorithms for testing amplifiers.
  • Develop and release automated solutions to improve efficiencies of the global test organization.
  • Support and mentor team members on the use of automated tools and developing new measurements for automated testers.
  • Develops test strategies and plans in accordance with business and product requirements.
  • Develop innovative ways to expose and test automotive audio components.
  • Gives guidance and direction to junior test engineers within group.
  • Creates automated test scripts using common scripting languages. 
  • Identifies and implements cost-effective testing solutions.
  • Records, processes, and analyzes data with PC based tools and test instrumentation.
  • Follows CMMI/SPICE guidelines for creating and maintaining documentation.
  • Provides technical support for the resolution of various customer and interdepartmental issues on an as needed basis. 
  • Performs setup of modules/wiring and maintains test benches and test vehicles appropriately.
  • Designs, documents and facilitates the assembly of test racks utilizing commercial off-the-shelf equipment and internally-designed components, where needed.
  • Seeks simple, cost effective global solutions.




Basic Qualifications:


  • 3-5 years in a product engineering or test engineering role in an embedded environment, preferably in automotive infotainment or consumer electronics.
  • 2 creating automation scripts.
  • 2 years hardware-in-the-loop development and usage.
  • Demonstrated experience functioning in a highly collaborative, demanding, and fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of functional and non-functional software testing, the software test life cycle, and various test design methodologies (function, performance, stress, load, risk-based, scenario, etc.,).
  • Working knowledge of shell scripting and integrating multiple systems into a complete validation solution.
  • Working knowledge of multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.,).
  • Working knowledge of other structured languages (C++, C#, VB)
  • Vehicle networking experience (CAN, MOST).
  • Software testing training (SQE, ISTQB, etc.,).
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing software bugs.
  • Dedicated performer with the ability to advocate appropriately for product quality.
  • Relentless learner with a dedication to learn new technologies and test methods.
  • Capable project management and time management skills.
  • Bug tracking tools (JIRA, etc.,).
  • Configuration Management tools (Perforce, GIT, etc.,).
  • Office productivity software.


 Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:



  • 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


Team Player:

  • Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.
  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization


Change Orientation

  • Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.
  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business


Customer Focus

  • Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.
  • Understanding and working in past organizations that have centralized and de-centralized structures as business requirements change



  • Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.
  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


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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