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Java Architect

Date: Oct 20, 2018

Location: Vernon Hills, IL, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112045 

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Job Description:


A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary: Briefly describe the primary purpose and function of this position.

The Connected Services Division’s Automotive Services team is looking for a Java Architect for the HARMAN Ignite Platform.   


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This position does not have any direct reports.  Coordinating and guiding remote teams will be required.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical strategy and Architecture for the Ignite Automotive Connected Services Platform in particular and other activities for IoT, Mobile and Automotive products
  • Explore, research and drive new product areas in the Automotive and other sectors
  • Direct the application architecture and deployment for highly distributed and scalable systems in both public cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Develop end-to-end solutions and system architectures that include clear specifications of all design parameters, clear concepts of operations, detailed cost evaluation and other requirements to input into a full business case.
  • Provide Technical leadership for product management in analyzing platform and product requirements


Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelors or Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
  2. 10+ years of relevant hands-on experience on Java based applications
  3. Strong experience in writing scripts in Java Map-Reduce/ Pig/Hbase/ hive.
  4. Experience working with Amazon Web Services or  Microsoft Azure or other cloud-based hosting environments
  5. Experience writing applications in Mongo DB is plus.
  6. Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs (ie. Apache, Hbase, google, Hadoop) through server-side applications
  7. Understanding of a wide variety and scope of technical solution areas.  Ability to identify maturing technical trends that might differentiate products.
  8. Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud based services for business teams or consumers
  9. Understanding of Iaas, Saas, and PaaS as well as an ability to architect and design aaS infrastructures.
  10. Software development experience in Java including REST API development and SOA methodology
  11. Should be able to think out of the box and contribute towards future IPs


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Should be a technical leader who inspires people first through his/her technical know-how
  2. Should be a self-motivated, result oriented and an excellent team player
  3. Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in an office in Vernon Hills, IL
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20%) whenever the business need arises
  • 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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