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Sr Principal Engineer, Firmware(Lighting)

Date: Jul 19, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China, CN

Company: HARMAN International

Position Summary:

We are looking for a new colleague to:

Integrate and tailor software platform components to control light, movement, heat management, network and/or user interface into lighting products. Engage in project work as the software competence.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct/indirect reports.

Job Responsibilities:

The job responsibilities as a Software Engineer links into the development of leading products and solutions for automated, intelligent lighting. The software is used in stage lighting, video products, and architectural applications. In the job lies a need for attention to detail, as well as realitime programming and regulation skills – in order to secure that we get outstanding quality in light-output, movement via stepper motors, smoothness in video and LED products, among other parameters that makes our products outstanding.

This entails:

  • Programming of embedded software to control our products, for the individual product developments.
  • Programming of embedded software to control our products, for sustaining of our individual products.
  • Identification of and providing input to software platforms and modules for later implementation into generic software platform.
  • Act as a role model across engineering disciplines; especially for peers, engineers and associate engineers.
  • Independently lead development project engineering risk assessments and define and execute proper technical risk mitigation plans.
  • Scout for input to technology and platform roadmaps across engineering disciplines.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to management.
  • Generate contributions (e.g. in the form of published scientific articles) to the industry.
  • Provide effort estimates for discipline related work packages to project management within product development projects.


Basic Qualifications:

  • MS in engineering, e.g. Software Engineer, and min. 10 years experience in development of electro-mechanical products.
  • BS in engineering, e.g. Software Engineer, and min. 15 years experience in development of electro-mechanical products.
  • Experience in embedded software programming
  • Experience in C programming
  • Knowledge of network protocols, RTOS, C++


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to actively work as part of a team/project team
  • Ability to connect the dots between own tasks and project/team deliverables, work proactively and independent, and engage in technical debate with other functions
  • Ability to use Matlab, Simulink or similar
  • Knowledge of Lauterbach, Xilinx and/or Cortex


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel
  • Willingness to work in an office
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


  • Open and positive attitude
  • Good sense of humor
  • Able to communicate well with colleagues
  • Actively seek transferring of knowledge with colleagues

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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