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Senior Hardware/Speaker Test & Qualifications Engineer

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Székesfehérvár, Hungary, HU

Company: HARMAN International



Role Summary:


This position is within HARMAN’s  R&D Test and qualification department in Székesfehérvár, Hungary  The products are speakers and amplifiers.  He/she  would focus on HW and SW validation for amplifiers and speakers during product development.

Interface with the Program Management and Product Engineering group to ensure that necessary qualification activities are included in the project plans and that all planned qualification activities occur.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 


  • This position will have direct reports and indirect reports.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage environmental qualification for amplifiers and speakers, providing direction, leadership and motivation.
  • Manage Hardware qualification for amplifiers providing direction, leadership and motivation.
  • Lead a team with local and partial global distribution.
  • Coordination of internal and external quality requirements and responsible to ensure product compliance with customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the improvement and development of validation processes.
  • Driving design and engineering verification (software and hardware) to ensure that the design and engineering outputs have met the design and developmental input requirements for amplifiers and speakers.
  • Providing tools required to complete hardware and software qualification for Lifestyle Audio products in compliance with global standards.
  • Represent the local team withing the global validation function.  Participate in global iniatiaves, goals and measures. 
  • Identify improvements in hardware and software testing and ensure sustainable implementation.
  • Directly responsible for the daily management of the validation lab, facilities, equipment and personnel.
  • Manage facility and equipment maintainance.
  • Creates and maintains the Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) for responsible products.
  • Interface with other Harman organizations to ensure all qualification issues are reported and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develops detailed product specific test plans in accordance with customer specifications and/or standards.
  • In-Depth understanding of customer specifications and requirements.
  • Develops validation designs including alternatives to manual testing



  • Competency:  Expert knowledge of the design, integration, manufacturing, and testing of automotive electronics, amplifier and speaker experience is a plus.
  • Language:  Fluent in English (written & verbal) is required.
  • Education: Degree required in Engineering or related fields.
  • Certifications: Experience with TS16949, ASPICE and related standards
  • Experience:
    • Familiar with environmental, electrical, EMC, mechanical, amplifier/ speaker test specs from major OEM.
    • Failure analysis methodology 8D/A3.
    • Clear understanding of environmental test procedures, execution and reporting.
    • Experince with the development and management of environmental test lab spaces.
    • Experience with automotive interface technologies and the testing, thereof.  
    • Experience in HW Qualification – Methods, terminology, requirements.
    • High degree of initiative, responsibility, flexibility and Motivation.
    • Clear understanding of organizational metrics and their use to drive change.
    • Good familiarity with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MSProject).


Our offer:

  • Be a part of an international team working with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL®, AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®) and Samsung products




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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