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Associate Engineer, Acoustic

Aichi, Japan Job ID: 117924 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


Automotive Audio System Design and Development Engineering at engineering level. Understand and work within a Systems approach with Tansducer, Amplifier and DSP design and integration.


  1. Pursue design and development of Japan automotive audio programs for the Harman branded audio as a Team. This includes filling the role as the systems engineer for a major customer account and also a secondary engineer on another major customer account by helping the Principal Engineer.

  1. Tune the sound to desired performance goals, or support the sound tuning, for any vehicle programs under the Engineer's direct responsiblity.

  1. Be a source of audio expertise and education for the office and our customers. This includes helping Application Engineers and Sales team to maintain the system design strategy for branded audio laid out by the head of NAFE Acoustic Systems Engineering.

  1. Supervise and maintain a local infrastructure for prototype work. This includes mechanical prototypes, and vehicle mockups, using in-house or local prototype houses.


Completes other related duties as assigned by the Principal Engineers and/or Department Head.


Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering,

Experience: Three - five years with Bachelor's degree

Certifications: Not required


Memory Recall

Recalls details of procedures and training and consistently follows established methods in task completion.

Mental Alertness

Demonstrates ability to increase level of problem solving, building on past experiences.

Scanning Accuracy

Identifies patterns and trends affecting the work. Produces accurate work. Demonstrates ability to closely follow procedures.

Technical Skill

Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements.

Verbal Ability

Communicates technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely.

Work Terms

Demonstrates a knowledge of business vocabulary necessary to relate to business operations.


Controls temper, effectively manages stress so that it does not interfere with work performance.

Character Strength

Completes work according to priorities without procrastination over undesirable tasks. Demonstrates personal integrity in all interactions. Maintains confidences.


Demonstrates ability to express opinions that are contrary to traditional thinking. Stands up for personal views/beliefs.

Emotional Maturity

Willingly accepts a variety of assignments and/or schedules. Demonstrates tolerance and patience in dealing with others. Responds positively to requests.

Interpersonal Skills

Demonstrates skills in developing relationships with others to facilitate the completion of the work.


Sets personal goals to challenge own development.


Takes on an appropriate share of the work without being taken advantage of. Strives to improve personal performance.


Shows concern for the ideas and feelings of others and how it impacts getting the job done.

Success Orientation

Sets personal standards for quality, quantity, and timeliness of work to challenge self to greater levels of performance. Improves the way the job is done.


Makes contributions towards team success. Keeps commitments to aid in team accomplishments.

Work Habits

Organizes work to ensure completion of assigned tasks; maintains order and safety. Adapts priorities to respond to changing circumstances.


Manual Dexterity:

Work requires a few simple but rapid hand operations with no special speed requirements.

Physical Effort:

Work requires handling light weight materials or equipment with no special speed or exertion.

Working Conditions:

Typical working conditions found in most administrative work areas.


Negligible. Little or no exposure to hazards.

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. (

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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Career Path

  1. Engineer

    An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Senior Engineer

    A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years’ experience.

  3. Principal Engineer

    Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 12 years’ experience.

  4. Senior Principal Engineer

    Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 16 years’ experience.

  5. Distinguished Engineer

    A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 20 years’ experience.

  6. Fellow

    A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 25 years’ experience.

  7. Senior Fellow

    A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 30 years’ experience.

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I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow.


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