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Principal Engineer- Mixer

Date: Dec 30, 2017

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104711 


Position Summary:

Principal Engineers lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or processes while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity.   They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision.  They are recognized throughout the Division as an emerging expert.

In this role the successful candidate will help author and invent the next generation of audio mixing hardware and software. Leveraging technology trends and their own expertise, the successful candidate will disrupt both cost and user experience to lead the professional audio industry.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, execute and monitor all aspects of projects to achieve commitments for delivery, performance, and financial requirements
  • Lead technical discussions with customers to ensure requirements are met and customer is satisfied
  • Prepare documents and reports with cross functional teams for engineering and program management along with participating in design reviews with customers and engineering peers
  • Design and conduct test programs that support project initiatives
  • Ensure product meets customer and internal requirements, specifications, and cost targets
  • Conduct research and development for new technologies and products
  • Research and review competitive products, technologies, and intellectual property
  • Ensure that potential intellectual property is fully researched, documented, and protected
  • Release and maintain controlled documents as required


Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience in corporate or academic research; alternatively, Master’s Degree in above mentioned fields and 8 years of experience in research and development or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years’ experience
  • Expert in at least one of the following fields: Digital and Analog Mixers, Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing     
  • 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 Professional Audio industry
  • Experience with the use of rapid prototyping tools for software and hardware, electronics, and mechanical design for consumer electronics and future device platforms
  • Ability to communicate advanced and complex concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with professional audio mixer technology, architecture, and application.
  • Strong C, C++ or C# programming and debugging skills.
  • Real-time embedded systems experience. Embedded Linux experience preferred.
  • Experience with communications protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, etc. 
  • Good understanding of the purpose and use of version control systems (i.e., Perforce, Atlassian).
  • Basic understanding of audio and professional audio systems.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel domestic and international 5-10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in an 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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