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Principle Engineer, HW

Date: May 7, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China, CN

Company: HARMAN International


  • Development of mid to high complex functional blocks and modules for Car Audio and Consumer Systems from basic idea up to readiness for final product integration.
    Covered product lines are ( but not limited to )
    in automotive area:
    Audio Amplifier & Booster, ECUs for Sound Synthesis and Sound Cancellation and
    in consumer area:
    Headphones, portable Loudspeakers, Microphone arrays, Loudspeaker arrays, Home entertainment Systems
  • Focus Wireless HW Design: HW wireless function block & network design covering Bluetooth, WLAN/WIFI, ZigBee, GNSS and corresponding external  / SMD / PCB integrated based Antenna designs.
    Application and integration of these components under consideration of RF quality, low power consumption and power dissipation in our target systems. HW Verification of the function block and verification in the target system network ( send, receive, quality of service )
    Performing benchmark and selection of
    Wireless Chipsets and antennas component scouting covering benchmarking / assessment of technology / technology roadmap and Negotiation / alignment  with battery suppliers
    Reference layout generation
  • Generating detailed Hardware blockdiagram of functionblock(s),  perform schematic design, HW Block Integration in target application under consideration of Harman guidelines, best bom cost, low power consumption, thermal design constraints and environmental conditions
  • Define and document Layout placement requirements
  • Designverification Hardware of above named systems and their optimization
  • Documentation of above named systems, verification results and generation of integration guidelines to enable and secure take over in final customer products by product development organization
  • Performing design reviews for each development stage about the work packages schematic, layout and HW-Verification to secure maturity
  • Support  the System Design team in concept creation and BOM cost assessment
  • Perform and maintain insertion of BOM of function block in HARMAN calculation tool
  • Perform Hand over and training activities to Product Development team
  • Global cooperation with all other LSA CoC departments, Product Development division as Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing during the development process
  • Realization and / or Assisting in the realization of white papers for new technologies.
  • Part time support or perform component scouting for defined key technology. Focus next generation
  • Join on site HW bring up workshops on several sites
  • Development method according and within an agile process environment



Skills & Requirements:

  • Minimum of bachelor degree in engineering (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or appropriate graduation)
  • > 5 years experience in the Hardware development and HW verification & measurement of
    Wireless designs, interfaces and networks including antennas. Experience in the areas of portable devices will be of advantage
  • Common base experience the development of  and digital circuits and system is mandatory
  • High experience in working with ECAD design tools for schematic/layout realization and simulation (e.g. Mentor Graphics, SPICE, …) as well as Microsoft applications
  • High knowledge of the requirements inside the automotive area, especially for EMC
  • High knowledge about the requirements in the consumer market
  • Structured and goal- and result-orientated working style
  • Ability of team work
  • Good knowledge in spoken and written English
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel

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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