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Software Engineer

Querétaro City, Mexico Job ID: R-14317-2022

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.

Job Description

Position Summary: 
This position provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your technical talent.  In this role, you will participate in the software development of one or more products within the Harman Lifestyle Car Audio division including architecture development, software design, embedded C code construction and software verification
Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct reports.

Job Responsibilities: 

·The senior engineer will be responsible for developing production ready software following a defined software development process.  The engineer must be capable of analyzing specifications, developing software architecture and designs, creating embedded C code, developing unit test plans, integration test plans, and verifying functionality.  The engineer will be responsible for the end-to-end software development for an amplifier product(s).  
·The majority of the time will be spent in the development of deeply embedded software in C.
·Provide project estimates and status to the lead engineer or lead a project interacting directly with the rest of competencies (HW, PM, MECH, VAL, AME, AE) and customer.
·Participates in internal and customer driven design reviews throughout program.
·Assist in the development of architecture design. 
·Analyze customer and internal requirements and translate these into software designs.  
·Analyze existing embedded software to add features, make modifications, fix bugs, and/or port to different platforms.
·Own at least one aspect of the product design and act as at the Subject Matter Expert in that area.
·Create demonstration software and perform system integration to support sales activities. 
·Operate with little guidance for daily tasks.
·Test software designs and code at the unit and system level to ensure that all requirements are met and the highest software quality is achieved and that C1 coverage is achieved.
·Work with off-shore development and verification teams to support the software development activity.
·Work with the hardware team to review hardware designs and support initial hardware debug.  
·Participate in the defect management process including planning, tracking, and ensuring that defects are actively managed.
·Provide input for Harman Software Process continuous improvement.
·Mentor SW engineers.
Basic Qualifications:

·Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
·At least 5 years of professional experience in embedded systems.
·5 years of microcontroller embedded software development.
·5 years of programming in C or another structured language.
·Experience developing and debugging software in a real-time, embedded, multiprocessor, multi-interface environment.
·Experienced working with vehicle networking (CAN, MOST, etc) and diagnostics (UDS, KWP2000).
·Working knowledge of software development tools (debugger’s, emulators, compilers, etc).
·Ability to read schematics and debug analog and digital hardware.
·Able to use oscilloscope and logic analyzer for troubleshooting.
·Working knowledge of embedded operating systems.
·Working knowledge of software development processes and process models such as CMMI or ASPICE. 
·Experienced working with off-shore development teams.
·Experienced with maintaining project schedules.
·Experienced in developing effort estimates.
·Creative problem-solver capable of creating and reproducing complex software defects.
·Capable time management skills.
·Experienced interfacing directly to OEM’s 
·Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
·Experience writing low level drivers.
Preferred Qualifications: 

·Master’s degree Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
·Familiarity with audio processing.
·Experience with uC-OSII or other embedded RTOS.
·Experience with RENESAS and ARM microcontrollers.
·Experience or familiarity with AUTOSAR.
·Experience or familiarity with model-based software development.
·Has a patent or other significant technical contribution to the software community.
Eligibility Requirements: 

·Willingness to travel 10% of the time.
·Willingness to work in an office in Queretaro, MX.
·Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.

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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