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Sr. Principal Engineer- Amplifier

Date: Feb 26, 2018

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104704 


Position Summary:

Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. 

This position is responsible for developing and applying advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, and concepts.  Recognized as a technical expert in Audio Electronics – Power, DSP, Embedded, or Analog/Digital while exercising broad knowledge of the design and operation of additional systems and fields. They are widely recognized as a technical expert within the Division.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibility, but will serve as a peer coach to technical colleagues and junior technology talent on technical and career possibilities.  The incumbent will also provide Division level mentoring in their respective field of expertise.


Job Responsibilities:

Lead research on advanced technology projects, influencing future generations of audio and electronic products for automotive, consumer, and professional use

  • Invent, develop, and document highest impact future use scenarios to identify and verify future opportunities
  • Lead efforts to envision, design, and build working systems of future interaction methods
  • Extend on existing research by creating systems rapidly with a series of working prototypes, testing them with user studies, and writing publishable quality papers
  • Conduct technology evaluation and assessment of software and hardware tools, component technologies, and systems
  • Create project plans and roadmaps by combining emerging technology trends with corporate and academic research
  • Write and review invention disclosures to protect intellectual property, both as main inventor and co-inventor; follow up with legal counsel when patent applications are drafted
  • Feed and curate pipeline to transfer gained technology (systems, hardware, software) and knowledge (IP, technology research findings) to the company
  • Contribute to strategic roadmaps and drive breakthrough ideas and world-class research into product organizations
  • Integral part of project decision making team which includes both HARMAN and the customer’s executive management. project management and engineering teams
  • Administer change management of large projects and still meet stringent quality and timing requirements
  • Accurately estimate the project scope of a large project and the manpower crucial for the NPI phase
  • Work directly with the customer throughout various phases of the project and instills confidence when representing the goals of HARMAN
  • Communicates openly and organizes technical discussions as needed
  • Looks for win-win solutions when resolving conflicts or removing obstacles


Basic Qualifications: List the minimum and desired education (including degrees, licenses, certification or registrations) and experience needed to perform the key responsibilities of the position.

  • PhD degree in Engineering or related field and 8 years of experience in corporate or academic research; alternatively, Master’s Degree in above mentioned fields and 12 years of experience in research and development or Bachelor’s Degree and 16 years’ experience
  • Expert in at least one of the following fields: Power Electronics, Power Supplies, Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Analog / Digital Electronics design          
  • 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 automotive 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 in Professional or Consumer Audio/Video


Eligibility Requirements:.

  • Willingness to travel 10%
  • 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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