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Amp Resident Engineer

Aichi, Japan Job ID: 118308 Additional locations: Aichi, Japan

HARMAN’s engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you’ll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career.

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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:Aichi, Japan

Basic Function:

Support the customer’s engineering organization on all Ampliphier engineering issues. Break down requested items from customer to each Harman functional global/local teams, help reaching to get customer satisfactions. Carefully listen to internal customer voices, help to quickly define potential issues, help properly resolving priority issues. Work location of this position mainly inside of customer office.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no subordinates.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Attend customer meetings as Harman’s engineering representative. Provide immediate feedback to the appropriate Harman’s personnel. Examples of meetings include:

  • Audio system open issue meetings (HW, SW, Mecha, System & any other issues)
  • Design reviews at the concept, prototype and production stages of development
  • Issue-resolution reviews following customer builds at the concept, prototype and production stages of development.
  • Vehicle testing at customer site.
  • Pilot reviews and launch-readiness meetings
  • Quality issues

2. Review sample parts (concept-, prototype- and production-level) with the customer for immediate feedback.

  • Check parts in concept-, prototype- and production-level vehicles
  • Lead troubleshooting for any issues identified with Harman products.

3.Help to review and negotiate engineering specifications with the customers.

4. Support customer communications for all needed topics include non-AMP Engineering subjects. Should always be on top of any topics that affect customer satisfactions.

5. Coordinate OEM (cross departments) internal customer communications to expedite getting necessary approvals/agreements in timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of working experience with Japanese Automotive, especially TOYOTA.
  • Basic knowledges of electrical components and circuit design.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Fluent Japanese, English communication skills are plus.
  • Open minded, easy to talk personality.


  • Recommend continuous improvements development process. Complete other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience with Japanese Automotive OEM’s, 5+ years
  • Basic understanding of Automotive Software, Electrical components and/or validation processes.
  • Business level Engilish communication skills prefered, greater English communication skills are plus.

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. (


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  7. Senior Fellow

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