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Senior Performance Engineer

Bucharest, Romania Job ID: 120682 Additional locations: None

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.

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Position Summary:

The SW Performance Engineer is responsible for debugging and pre-analyzing performance defects occurring in the system during the development lifecycle and suggesting corrective actions. In addition, he is in charge of analysis, implementation & verification of resource management SW configuration based on the design from SW Architecture. He is doing KPI pass / fail criteria analysis in cooperation with SW domains and KPI TraceMarker verification.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Carries out trace and error analysis according to the performance backlog
  • Performes root cause analysis of performance issues and provides solution proposals to SW domains, actively steering the improvement by technical coordination of all involved parties
  • Review of SW code and design concepts
  • Implements resource management specific configuration according to the design made by SW & System Architecture teams
  • Validates the performance specific architecture & traces
  • Oversees the system performance lifecycle and identifies key metrics for performance improvements.
  • Carries out KPI pass / fail criteria analysis
  • Cooperates with SW domains and System Test team in order to ensure reliable KPI measurements
  • Generates related statistics
  • Apply state-of-the-art methods to ensure and optimize SW quality
  • Report to project management and customer

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or other relevant (IT connected) specializations
  • 5 years of professional experience in software development with focus on embedded Linux systems
  • Experience in system introspection, especially system monitoring
  • Sound knowledge of trace & debugging tools & architecture
  • Profound knowledge of Linux kernel & user space SW performance debugging & Problem solving
  • Skills in C/C++ and shell programming, Python is beneficial
  • Practical experience in coordinating engineering teams
  • Good communication and technical presentation skills
  • Fluent English communication skills both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Automotive experience
  • Experience with infotainment / entertainment systems.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel (0-10% of time) depending on the project necessities

Our Offer:

  • Work in international teams with the biggest worldwide automotive customers
  • Attractive salary package
  • National and international relocation package
  • Training on the job and extensive technical trainings
  • Further career development opportunities
  • State the art of a new office easily accessible by city transportation
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
  • Flexible working time
  • Medical subscription
  • Free parking spaces
  • Meal tickets
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon)
  • Bookster account
  • Gym subscription
  • Fruit days
  • and much more...

    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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