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ADAS SW Architect

Bochum, Germany Job ID: R-12444-2022

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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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.

We are seeking a SW Architect to support the development of ADAS features in security and safety relevant ECUs. As a candidate, you enjoy modeling safe automotive product grade SW in a professional environment and applying latest modeling tools and agile processes. You have 3+ years of experience in SW Modeling of embedded, distributed systems, and have 6+ years of experience in SW Development inside a process- and tools environment for concurrent development. You know that modeling coherent SW Architectures within an architecture team goes beyond drawing UML diagrams and you understand ASPICE practices and requirements relevant for SW Architecture. You enjoy seeing your architecture being applied by the development teams and support and review the teams’ progress. You have contributed to safety relevant features and corresponding HARAs and you applied ISO26262 safety practices in design and implementation. Finally, you have a passion for innovation, you love learning new technologies and concepts and you are as excited about Automotive as we are.

What you will do:

  • Analyze complex customer requirements and help the customer to create and refine requirements where needed, using state of the art tools and processes, like Rational DOORS
  • You will create and document your architecture with corresponding tools, like EA. This includes static- and behavioral design, e.g. according to 4+1 view model.
  • By applying appropriate practices, you make sure that the model stays coherent across packages and that the design is traceable to requirements, code and test cases.
  • You communicate and revise your design decisions across your architect colleagues, developers, customers and other stakeholders
  • Support root cause analysis of tricky defects
  • Design selected features that can be distributed over several processes, VMs or even ECUs.
  • Guide implementation teams during SW development and conduct occasional code reviews
  • Collaborate in Multi-Site and Multi-Location teams 

What you need:

  • Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Several Years of experience in embedded SW architecture, design and development
  • In depth experience with modeling tools, like EA, Rhapsody or MagicDraw
  • Hands on experience in at least one of Autosar classic or Autosar Adaptive
  • Strong experience in designing distributed, embedded systems
  • Good understanding of OO design and design patterns
  • Practical Experience in applying communication middleware for IPC/RPC, incl. specification of interfaces using IDLs.
  • Excellent understanding of Linux OS.
  • Several years of embedded programming in C++
  • Deep knowledge in selected automotive and Safety relevant domains, preferably incl. ADAS
  • Knowledge and understanding of vehicle communication protocols (CAN, Automotive Ethernet, MQTT, HTTP, TCP/IP, SOME/IP).
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills and fluent English language skills are mandatory.
  • Flexibility for travel

A big plus is experience in:

  • Android
  • Hypervisors

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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