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Sr Manager, Engineering Services

Date: Mar 24, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China, CN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105506 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:  

Position Summary

This position is within HARMAN’s Professional Division, based in Shenzhen Development Center (SDC). Harman is hiring the most passionate, innovative, and driven engineers on the planet to create the next generation of professional products. The desired candidate has a demonstrated record of delivering successful products to market. 


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has direct and indirect reports. 


Job Responsibilities

The Senior Manager will lead a group of 30-40 engineers and technicians, working in a collaborative environment to provide Technician, ECAD, MCAD and Regulatory Compliance services to the NPI team.  The Senior Manager will be responsible for driving daily activities through the team, as well as providing hands-on development work as necessary.  There will also be assignments for departmental systems and processes that advance engineering efficiency, communications, and data management.


  • Assign and supervise test and validation resources to ensure Harman products meet design and quality requirements before shipment to customers.
  • Assist in the development and deployment of document control and CAD tools to enable rapid and flexible NPI activity in Harman Pro
  • Primary R&D site is Shenzhen, China, with secondary site in Budapest, Hungary and CoC’s located in Europe and USA
  • Coordinate global document control and CAD requirements impacting NPI Engineering teams
  • Work with SDC leadership, IT Business Unit Integration Director and IT System administrators to develop support requirements
  • Manage CAD requirements for Harman Professional including license requirements
  • Manage distribution of CAD tools to Engineering, evaluate test and schedule all software updates to engineering supported tools
  • Set individual and departmental goals and provide performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Manage deliverable schedules and design times to meet product delivery, cost, quality, and reliability requirements.
  • Maintain and grow engineering staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.  
  • Develop and refine departmental workflows, tools, and processes to continuously improve time-to-market, product quality, and innovation.
  • Mentor direct reports and provide challenging assignments to grow individual and team skills.
  • Lead test and validation activities for assigned programs to ensure that products meet HARMAN specifications and that program milestones are achieved.





Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or an Engineering Discipline required
  • Configuration management certification a plus
  • 6+ years management experience, preferably including PLM and Engineering tools
  • Experience with ERP interfaces as relating to Engineering requirements
  • Ability to adapt to a global working environment
  • Experience with both MCAD and ECAD design tools: preferably SolidWorks and Mentor DxDesigner Suite.
  • Excellent management skills with the ability to manage decentralized teams
  • Excellent time management and communication, decision-making, presentation and organizational skills


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to envision solutions with only vague requirements
  • Ability to motivate and manage remote teams
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks and issues simultaneously
  • Ability to function in a team environment
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical requirements
  • Ability to effectively present information to user community and Management
  • Ability to interface with other users in a professional, customer service oriented manner
  • Ability to advise users of technology and/or business processes


Required Work Traits/Competencies


  • Motivated to take 100% ownership
  • Willing to put in the necessary time and commitment to make projects successful.
  • Can propose, communicate, and implement solutions for difficult design challenges.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to reason, negotiate, and come up with win-win solutions for all parties involved.
  • Ability to think “outside the box,” to be creative, and to aggressively seek new technological innovations.
  • Must rapidly identify and fix design and process flaws.
  • Demonstrate excellent teamwork spirit and communication skills.
  • Shows character strength and personal integrity in all situations.
  • Must be a dependable, accountable self-starter.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel locally 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in Shenzhen, PRC.
  • Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.

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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