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Software Test and Validation Talent Community

Novi, Michigan, Northridge, California, Richardson, Texas, Stamford, Connecticut Job ID: 122763 Additional locations: Northridge; Richardson; Stamford

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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Success Profile

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  • Agile
  • Collaborative
  • Inventive
  • Innovative
  • Technical Capability
  • Results-Driven

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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.

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:Northridge; Richardson; Stamford

HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Our teams take pride in all that they do – from their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge technologies they create.

Your application to this posting will add you to a Talent Community for potential future openings in Software Test and Validation and is not attached to an individual open position. We encourage you to submit your information to be kept aware of new openings and to be found by our Talent Acquisition teams.

Our Software Testing and Validation teams at HARMAN are innovating state of the art embedded software, products and technologies each and every day. And, our engineers have the opportunity to work on the full lifecycle of these innovations – from development all the way through to deployment. This generates an even stronger sense of pride, integrity and commitment to developing HARMAN’s market-leading connected technologies and innovations.

Comprising 50% of our global employee population, our engineers are working cross functionally and globally on a variety of advanced, next generation platforms across our divisions.

  • Connected Car: Our software test engineers are responsible for developing and maintain test cases for software system testing. This means we’re performing integration, regression and feature-specific testing on a test bench or in a vehicle. Day to day, we’re looking to reproduce defects in the software and then, finding ways to verify the resolution of them to our development and customers.
  • Connected Services: Our teams are responsible for unit, pre-integration and system testing for a number of software platforms and programs. We’re multi-functional, with some of our teams working on head unit certification testing on Android Auto (AAA), automated UI test cases for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), cloud systems, Bluetooth, navigation functions, and software applications with AVC-LAN and CAN Bus protocols.
  • Lifestyle Audio: We have two sides to the work our teams do – software and system validation. Our software teams will validate the software within the system and “check for bugs,” while ensuring it’s functioning as it should. Our validation side then will validate the entire system after the software and hardware is validated. This means, we’re responsible for developing electrical and mechanical tests and analysis for electronic components to determine if standards and requirements we met.
  • Professional Solutions: Our engineers are designing, implementing and executing test plans for our professional audio equipment. We’re responsible also responsible for finding and reporting bugs or issues with software, hardware and embedded firmware. We operate high-end laboratory equipment, like digital oscilloscopes, precision analyzers and network analyzers to transform innovations that will inspire the next generation of audio, video, lighting projects

Typically, some of the roles within engineering at HARMAN are; associate test engineer, test engineer, test lead, principal test engineer, senior principal test engineer, systems test engineer, software test engineer, testing manager, testing senior manager and testing associate director.

Many of our engineers choose to follow an individual contributor path, as a technical fellow or chief engineer, while others may choose a managerial or leadership path. Some software test and validation engineers pursue more customer facing roles, systems engineering positions or move into different areas of the development lifecycle such as development, program management, quality or procurement.

Our engineers are curious, open-minded and the ability to communicate strategically, clearly, and quickly. In our agile environment, we’re empowered to collaborate together to create the best solutions, but our teams also excel from their self-determination and eagerness to learn new things. A balance of understanding business strategy and precision tactical execution allows our teams to deliver software that meets customer demands.

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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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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Employees Say


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.


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


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


  • 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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