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Director-Software Configuration Management

Bengaluru, India Job ID: 119641 Additional locations: None

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Position Summary:

Lead the global software Configuration Management team

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have supervisory responsibility. The position includes the leadership of a global team, consisting of up to 15 members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leader of the global Software Configuration Management team
  • Experienced in Build and Integration Mgmt. tools as well as Software Configuration, Code Analysis and Unit Test tools such as (but not limited to) Perforce, Bamboo, Bitbucket, VectorCast, Crucible, Fisheye, Codesonar, Subversion, PCLint, FlexeLint, Jenkins, Git, BlackDuck, etc.
  • Create strategies and solutions for Software Configuration Management to the need of the global stakeholders, considering the company strategy, methods and processes along the V-model
  • Communicate, collaborate and consult within a global matrix organization with supportive teams, various stakeholders (all hierarchy levels), different disciplines, external teams and partners
  • Proactively manage change requests in the CCB and balance out standard vs. specific solutions in collaboration with up- and down-stream tool-teams and process teams
  • Establish changes for SCM globally according to harmonization initiatives considering customer specific tailorings
  • Contribute to the Continuous Improvement Process, create synergy effects and increase effective and efficient working wherever possible
  • Administrate the tools and their integrations from a business point of view (Roles, Access Rights, Policies, Documentation, etc.).
  • Train and support all CPMs and CoC teams to use the Software Configuration Management Tools as defined

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of Software Configuration Management with hands-on experience configuring, implementing and establishing tools, their environment, reporting views and interfaces
  • 5+ years of experience in team leading
  • 3+ years of proven project management, certification like PMI preferred
  • Experience in Variant- and Change Management
  • Experience to administrate a SCM tools including its Roles, Access Rights, Policies, Documentation and extended knowledge about the IT Infrastructure
  • Experience to work in a global environment with knowledge about the Automotive Tier 1 Product Lifecycle
  • Experience with multiple software development models including Agile, Iterative and Waterfall.
  • Experience with collaborating with developers and test teams to identify logical extension points for automated testing, post-build smoke tests, etc.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts and solutions in clear, concise and easily readable format by both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to work proactively and collaboratively with third party vendors and their support departments to aid issue resolution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Software Configuration Management.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Logical and structured thinking with the ability to explain complexity simple.
  • Absolut self-managed and systematic way of working.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to “look over the border”
  • Excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Responsible character.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.
  • Willingness to work in an office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years

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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