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Software Development Director - Telematics BU Romania

Bucharest, Romania Job ID: 123882

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:

Lead and manage the BU Telematics (TBU) software development organization in Romania so that it realizes its potential and delivers in excellence in the full portfolio of the TBU responsibilities in software and system integration scope, within the context of the operation and strategic development of Harman International Romania. The leader is expected to have excellent people management skills with multicultural expertise and should be knowledgeable with established software development processes and methods, including CMMI and agile to drive and lead the development team in connectivity technology domain.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The director of BU Telematics (TBU) software development Romania manages coordinates and ensures delivery of all TBU projects under his leadership, on time, budget, quality and specs.

All line managers of the TBU Romania organization are directly reporting into this role.
The total number of employees at TBU Romania is 70-90.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Central point of contact for all BU Telematics (TBU) software development related activities/deliveries in Romania
  • Will have solid line reporting towards Senior Director BU Telematics and dotted line reporting towards Managing Director of the location.
  • Interacts closely with Harman’s and in particular with TBU global teams in other geographies including Germany and India development center.
  • Enables and develops the teams towards efficient work with the internal customers and organizations
  • Manages daily operations of department and resolves problems escalated to the manager level
  • Leads by example, motivates and manages the teams working on different projects by objectives
  • Defines, drives and monitors activities within the organization to achieve maximum synergies and efficiency
  • Contributes to the formation of strategy and plans at department level
  • Ensures delivery of the department’s contribution to Harman International Romania strategic plans
  • Appropriate and effective management of the departmental budget
  • Ensures effective representation of the department’s interest within and outside of Harman International Romania
  • Has the ability to innovate (as necessary) towards using new processes and methods to improve efficiency or to react to changing project timing/requirements.
  • Acts within a multicultural environment and is point of contact for all stakeholders inside and outside of the BU Telematics organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Computer Science, information systems or equivalent experience.
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in software engineering and program management, from which at least >5 years’ experience in a senior management position within a multicultural environment
  • Demonstrable record of appropriate leadership of engineering teams > 50 employees
  • Ability and affinity to understand technical concepts in embedded system environment
  • Effectively supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
  • Knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
  • Financial acumen to manage budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of effectively managing a matrix organization
  • Efficiently meeting deadlines, schedules, and target dates
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of SW development process standards (ASPICE preferred) and state-of-the-art agile engineering methods (SAFe preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automotive OEMs
  • Distinct diplomatic and soft skills
  • PMI certified PMP
  • Good knowledge in software and system integration
  • Expertise in working with distributed development teams

What we offer:

  • An International team working with the world's largest Automotive manulfacturers
  • Access to HARMAN University for extensive technical trainings
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN products (Harman/Kardon, JBL, AKG)
  • Meal tickets
  • Flexible working hours
  • Premium medical subscription
  • Bookster
  • State of the art office accessible by city transportation
  • Fitness discounts
  • and much more...

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. 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. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN! (


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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