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Digital Cockpit - Performance Expert

Bucharest, Romania Job ID: R-8228-2021

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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Position Summary:

The System Performance Expert is responsible for managing all aspects of system performance from architectural design down to debugging & pre-analyzing of measurement results & defects occurring in the system during the development lifecycle. He is responsible for the specification of Key Performing Indicators of our systems to meet the customer expectations and in an overarching function, he leads the cross-domain teams to achieve the performance goals.

Job Responsibilities:

Your responsibility will embrace mainly the following

  • Define generally applicable policies in the area of system performance and implement appropriate model features and extensions in the System and Software Architecture Model
  • Develop and maintain performance related working practices, methods and tools. Ensure alignment within Harman and with customer, 3rd parties and automotive standards
  • Define and maintain concepts in the project architectural designs to achieve performance targets
  • Validates the performance specific Trace & Debug architecture & tools
  • Drive clarification of performance requirements with domain stakeholders to ensure sustainable solutions.
  • Define resource budgets according to the architectural design
  • Define reliable methods and use cases to verify continuously and automatically the KPIs
  • Ensure continuous KPI test execution and evaluate the results. Assign performance findings to the appropriate SW domain and align results with customer
  • Provide reports of the results and suitable action plans on demand to PM and to the customer
  • Agree on suitable trace markers and use cases with SW domains in order to ensure reliable and automated KPI measurements
  • Supervision of SW domain specialists to improve their sub-system architecture design in terms of performance
  • Provide solution proposals for errors where applicable, actively steering the bug-fixing by technical coordination of all involved parties with multiple dependencies
  • Provide performance statistics to the teams
  • Review of SW code and design concepts
  • Apply state-of-the-art methods to ensure and optimize SW quality

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Track record with minimum 5-10 years experience in embedded systems or projects of comparable complexity as automotive infotainment
  • 5 years of professional experience in software development with focus on embedded Linux systems
  • Profound knowledge of model based software architecture and design tools
  • Practical experience in coordinating engineering teams
  • Experience in system introspection, especially system monitoring
  • Proven knowledge of Trace & Debugging tools & architecture
  • Profound knowledge of Linux SW Performance evaluation & Problem solving
  • Professional skills in C/C++ and shell programming, Python is beneficial
  • Good communication and technical presentation skills
  • Fluent English communication skills both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Automotive Cyber Security
  • Expert knowledge in System Architecture and in Hardware Design

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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