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Principal Engineer

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International



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:

Harman Professional Solutions is currently seeking an UI architect to help deliver our next generation software platform for the configuration, control, and monitoring of our audio, video, and control systems across a variety of markets including corporate, education, hospitality, and large venue. Working with other architects, this candidate would be responsible for architecting Harman Professional Solutions’ next generation UI applications that are built on web technologies and can run in a browser or stand-alone on desktop and mobile. These are not simple web pages we’re creating, we leverage the latest technologies and hardware acceleration to provide feature rich complex UI applications that need to be performant and scalable as they will be used to design and run some of the largest venues in the world such as casinos, hotels, cruise ships, restaurants, and stadiums.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for architecting, developing, deploying & maintaining software platforms associated with next-generation audio, video & control systems for Professional Solutions.
  • Maintain a process-oriented culture for a team developing software products using agile methodologies.
  • Participate in overall business planning by contributing current knowledge and future vision of how technology and systems will enable business strategy, growth, and competitive positioning. The CoC Software lead will propose projects derived from these regular planning sessions and align with the Platform leaders for their approval. Collaborate closely with CTG/CTO, CSU & PMO groups to identify & prioritize the right platforms for development.
  • Talent Management by being at the forefront of the technology curve and build up organization competencies within the group to address the new areas.
  • Portfolio Management including ‘make or buy’ decisions in his field of expertise and have the ability to integrate acquired technologies into the HARMAN portfolio.
  • Partner with NPI Teams to successfully launch Software Products in the market
  • Financial & Commercial Acumen - 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, or a related technical discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in architecting & developing large-scale software applications with an emphasis on User Interface (UI).
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Web-based technologies HTML / CSS / Javascript / Typescript.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience using Javascript frameworks such as Angular 2.X and above
  • Experience building cross-platform applications with libraries such as Electron or nw.js preferred.
  • Experience building and maintaining automated tests.
  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix environment.
  • Profound knowledge of software architecture styles and design principles.
  • Profound knowledge of OOA/OOD, and object-oriented software languages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • A strong ability to build relations and work independently.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software Development – 8-10 years of experience in driving and leading software predevelopment and core development, understanding the needs of program and product execution – the 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 for 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 audio signal processing or audio technologies is highly desirable.
  • Professional experience in Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services/Google Compute Cloud.
  • Experience with Scrum in an Agile Development environment and familiarity with relevant tools.


Eligibility Requirements:

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