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Senior Principal Hardware Engineer (m/f/d) ADAS ECU

Garching bei München, Germany Job ID: R-17601-2022

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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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.

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to be the lead HW Engineer and lead the technical coordination and planning of Harman’s ADAD/AD BU for Compute Platform project.  The key responsibility is to technically lead the development of ADAS Compute ECU.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the Compute Platform Design development with a focus on dedicated sensor hardware
  • Is knowledgeable on ADAS SOC/Microprocessors
  • Can read and interpret hardware datasheets for ICs including but not limited to SoC PMIC etc.
  • Knowledgeable on HW circuit layout
  • Hands on experience in component and system integration, testing and verification on system and vehicle level.
  • Create robust and efficient system architectures and complex hardware-systems
  • Design, develop and verify Compute platform in vehicle and laboratory
  • Be able to understand/contribute to developing HW architecture and its breakdown into smaller HW blocks
  • Drive new ideas and architect methods to provide the optimal solution to the given customer or use case
  • Work closely with sensor partners, third-party vision and perception IP providers, Harman marketing and engineering teams to chart the next generation technologies for future products
  • Receive and interpret OEM RFQs, and utilize available technical resources to develop responses 
  • Interface with Harman customers to define requirements and present proposals for feature descriptions
  • Plan, document and monitor development project execution and interface with technical resources to keep projects on schedule

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related degree plus 16 years of experience; Master’s in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related degree plus 12 years of experience; or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or related degree plus 8 years of experience
  • Has atleast 8 years of experience in core HW design and development for ECUs /Sensors
  • Perception understanding as related to compute platforms
  • Expertise in ADAS Compute systems is considered a must
  • Proficiency with standard project management tools is a plus
  • Experience developing commercial proposals
  • Ability to work effectively within a global matrix environment with a global footprint

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience in Camera sensors ,ISP ,Display Subsystems.
  • Experience in  camera bring up via USB, GMSL2 ,CSI2 interface.
  • Experience  in ARM based SoC platform.
  • Experience in Linux frameworks like V4l2 , Gstreamer
  • Hands on experience developing middleware platform solutions
  • Experience in  Free-RTOS or similar operating systems
  • Knowledge of hardware – Understand hardware schematics, debugging skills.
  • Knowledge and experience on ADAS
  • Experience with Open VX
  • Lead by example the rest of the team; become a mentor to other members
  • Excellent communication skills, great team player

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic only OR domestic and international travel

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, 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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  2. Senior Engineer

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  3. Principal Engineer

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