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Principal Engineer, SW

Novi, Michigan Job ID: R-8780-2022
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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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  • Agile
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  • Inventive
  • Innovative
  • Technical Capability
  • Results-Driven

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Responsibilities

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

Harman's Automotive division is looking for a talented Principal Engineer with familiarity in Android Audio.  This is a great opportunity for those passionate about the current advanced technical evolution within automotive. The Principal Engineer will be responsible for leading a technical team, delivering features, meeting quality and commitment on time, to cost. In this role, the lead server is the gate between program management, senior leadership, global software domains thereby allowing his/her team to focus on the execution of the plan, concurrently looking forward to organizing and aligning future work with program management/leadership.

What You Will Do

  • Support Requirements Grooming and collect customer feedback

  • Groom requirements, provide technical solutions, coordinating cross software domain issues, and guiding the team technically on a 1:1 basis

  • Participates in internal design reviews throughout the program.

  • Coordinates software development activities with the software team leader and team.

  • Identifies product requirements or performance issues. Works with the software team leader to negotiate a resolution.

  • Communicate with peers inside the Harman group to coordinate software development. This includes occasional travel for training or coordination with other groups.

  • Coordinate resource allocations and workload assignments according to delivery requirements.

  • Report status of software to the leadership team

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 10+ years professional experience in embedded software development.
  • Familiarity with embedded software development or testing.

  • Experience with C/C++/Java

  • Understanding of Android and LINUX

  • Self-motivated, curious to learn, and experience in creating effective design

  • Knowledge of audio concepts (PCM data, Bitrate, multi-channel audio, etc.)

  • Experience with Android Audio framework and core audio features

  • Experience in software development processes using CMMI or ASPICE models.

  • Experience with Android Audio framework and core audio features.

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience with developing in AOSP

  • Experience in Android Audio architecture with the framework, native services, and HW abstraction layers.

  • Good working knowledge of GIT

  • Experience developing and debugging software in a real-time, embedded, multiprocessor, multi-interface environment.

  • Familiarity with Android Audio and/or Media System.

What Makes You Eligible

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

  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi.Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

  • This position requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle.  As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN’s sole discretion, no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman and Samsung 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

To protect our employees, customers, and communities, HARMAN requires all U.S. employees to disclose their vaccination status and share a copy of their vaccination card.  This confidential data will be collected by a trusted third-party vendor via a secure portal upon your start at 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. (www.harman.com)

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Career Path

  1. Engineer

    An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Senior Engineer

    A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years’ experience.

  3. Principal Engineer

    Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 12 years’ experience.

  4. Senior Principal Engineer

    Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 16 years’ experience.

  5. Distinguished Engineer

    A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 20 years’ experience.

  6. Fellow

    A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 25 years’ experience.

  7. Senior Fellow

    A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 30 years’ experience.

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What
Employees Say

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When faced with challenging projects, I ask the opinion of other engineers, make more mockups and try as many solutions as it takes to find the best one.

Ramya

I feel like our commitment to excellence drives me to make sure I collaborate with the right people and teams to deliver great results.

Zsolt

I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow.


Benefits

  • On Demand Technical
    Training Resources

    Deepen your technology knowledge in Product Security, Android, Python, System, Software, and Hardware Architecture, and System testing.

  • Career Progression

    Transparent career progression with tangible and specific goals to work towards in preparation to meet your ultimate career aspirations

  • Collaboration

    Collaborate with a diverse group of end-to-end prototyping and research engineers, interaction and visual designers, software and hardware developers.

  • Global Impact

    Work with engineers from across the Globe to create world class design and production solutions.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Our engineers to take pride in their unique character, cultural and work identities and are encouraged to bring this valuable perspective to their work.

  • Health & Wellness

    Local health and wellness initiatives, resources and activities are provided to help you achieve work/life integration and support maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

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