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Senior Engineer, Acoustics

Novi, Michigan Job ID: 120519 Additional locations: None
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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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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.

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About the Role

Senior Acoustic Systems Engineer will design, develop and tune new audio systems into cars. The role will leverage Harman's brand technology leadership in order to apply brand technologies into cars in order to create the best automotive audio systems in the world.


What You Will Do

  • Design and tune audio systems for the automotive environment.
  • Investigate new audio related technologies and best practices.
  • Research and create novel solutions to issues in acoustic systems for the automotive environment.
  • Develop and document worldwide acoustic systems tools and best practices.
  • Acoustic systems leader for OEM customers.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Acoustics is required. Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in an audio related field is required; 7+ years of experience is strongly preferred.
  • Specific experience required in 3 or more of the following fields: acoustical engineering, transducer engineering, digital signal processing, amplifier engineering, psycho-acoustics and recording arts.
  • Knowledge of Matlab, C, C++, algorithm development and programming is preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction and sound system tuning is strongly preferred.

What is Nice to Have

  • Passion for acoustics and sound reproduction
  • High level of energy
  • Flexible in a challenging work environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Musician
  • Knowledge of recording arts
  • Excellent presentation skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20% domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment
  • This position requires the use of a 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.

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    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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    Benefits

    • On Demand Technical
      Training Resources

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    • 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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