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System Architect

Farmington Hills, Michigan Job ID: 126205

A Career at HARMAN

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About the Role

A system architect is responsible for providing overall technical and process leadership at the system level architecture for automotive infotainment and telematics product development program(s) based on Linux, Qualcomm chipset and microcontroller. He/she should start with supporting the current ongoing program by reviewing the architecture and providing technical support in ensuring the successful delivery from a technical perspective and then continue to lead the system architecture of future products/variants of the Advanced Market Products BU. Additionally, he/she will be the lead contact for all architecture discussions for the future business pursuits within the BU. The said product line will also include design & development tasks of Hardware & Mechanical so, though this role will primarily focus on SW, a good understanding & exposure to HW & Mechanical, in addition to end-to-end product development experience in IoT/Automotive products, is a requirement for this role. In this role, the person will also be responsible for defining product requirements and creating high-level architectural design & specifications ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms.

In addition to this, this role will provide guidance\directions to other architects in whole advance market products BU for successful execution and launch of products for various customer programs.

What You Will Do

  • Product architecture definition and review of designs from other product architects
  • Complete product development which covers all aspects hardware, software, mechanical, product validations, launches\ SOPs
  • Complete technical accountability for the success of products in terms of timely delivery, quality and customer satisfaction
  • Review of product validation, Product compliance\certifications plans
  • Product Solution definition for new projects\bids from customer and interfacing with the customer from a technical perspective
  • Ready for travel and support for setting up projects to Product Leads\Program managers

What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Electronics\Computer science\ Instrumentation\ Mechatronic)
  • 14 to 17 years of overall experience, of which at least 6 years should be for complete product development in the domains of telematics and infotainment
  • Must have experience from product conceptualization, design, development to successful launch from design perspective, he\she should have experience in hardware products including embedded software design and development on Linux\Android based systems
  • Excellent Knowledge of automotive SOC Systems Architectures (Intel/Qualcomm) and microcontrollers (NXP/STM etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge in all layers of software HMI, MW, BSP & OS for infotainment and telematics domains
  • Experience in OBD2/CAN/J1939
  • Ability to communicate advanced and complex concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business
  • Knowledge of products planning methods and the ability to use them effectively
  • Cloud experience is an added advantage
  • Well organized and good at understanding the big picture of the product and business
  • Strong team player with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated results-driven individual, passionate about technology

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

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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