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Principal Engineer, Network & System Security

Date: Jan 7, 2018

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105149 


Position Summary:

Responsible for design & development of next-generation device-level communication protocol coupled with comprehensive system-level security technology for both hardware & software products associated with Professional Solutions.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Lead a global team 3~5 higly competent, senior software professionals.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design & development of next-generation device-level communication protocol for Professional Solutions.
  • Define, develop & deploy comprehensive system-level security technology for hardware & software products associated with Professional Solutions.
  • Perform Threat Assessment , analyze attack vectors,  review security requirements, systems and software architectures from a security standpoint and provide guidance for required implementation for core technology and strategic projects
  • Work with fellow Cyber Security Architects to define security requirements for cross-functional teams in developing systems.
  • Define specs for security testing and acceptance criteria, Define routine code analysis checks, establish policy for fuzz testing and functional security testing and Review policy adherence throughout lifecycle.
  • Review new security technologies, help select third party suppliers, and create solutions to effectively mitigate security theats/risks.
  • Will have to solve complex cyber security challenges balancing between requirments, state of the art security technologies and cost.
  • Leading a Team - Build and develop a strong global team of software and system specialists, responsive to the needs of our businesses. Ability to attract, retain and motivate best in class talent. Promotes and develops top talent, move or change incorrect talent when needed.
  • Financial & Commercial Accumen - The individual must have demonstrated an ability to think beyond the technology itself and will understand key business drivers that ensure technology investment will provide substantial value or improvements to customers.
  • Team Player - The successful individual will have deep and broad experience leading and managing a team and collaborate with business owners and technology peers. He/She will be able to effectively communicate, motivate, coach and develop technical excellence. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with Corporate Executive Management as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • At least 5 years experience as a security architect for embedded systems
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in either implementation of security mechanisms or reverse engineering of embedded systems
  • Expertise in systems and Layer 2 network driver development.
  • Expertise in networking protocols, OSI network stack, network design & switching protocols.
  • Experience in software project mangment
  • Experience in applied cryptography and design of crypto-based mechanisms
  • Experience in handling various HW platforms and various operating systems
  • Experience in working in a global corporate with diverse technology teams and customers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Development – 10+ years of experience in driving and leading software predevelopment and core development, understanding the needs of program and product execution – technical capability to guide strategically and manage resources – experienced in leading agile software development
  • Business Acumen - Business acumen, to gauge not just what can be done but to know what can be profitable, is a key requirement for this role. The ability to manage near-term R&D costs/risks with long-term product commercialization is a critical requirement for this position.
  • Communication Skills - While it is required this person to be technically skilled, he/she must also be able to communicate effectively with customers and constituents outside the engineering organization. This person must have the ability to promote and explain technology initiatives to business leaders outside of the technology organization and to external partners and customers.
  • Organizational Leadership - This person should have led a significant part of a technology team. He/She must bring strong people leadership experience up to and including senior technologists.
  • Strategy - This person must be a strategic technology leader; that is, he/she must combine a solid technical foundation with forward-looking strategic skills to effectively develop a software strategy to enable Harman to capitalize on emerging technologies including emerging technology trends outside of Harman’s core domain.
  • Domain Expertise - Understanding of Professional Solutions in the domain of Audio, Video, Lighting & Control will be an added advantage. Knowledge of professional system control technologies is highly desirable.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 15% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX.
  • 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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