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AMP CoC Process&Tools Leader 1

Suzhou, China Job ID: 119730 Additional locations: Suzhou, China

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.

Requisition Id :119730

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:Suzhou, China

Position Summary:

The Director of Process and Tools is responsible for process and tool efficiency for functional engineering groups. The Director of Process and Tools is responsible for defining and implementing process and tools strategies across engineering disciplines. The process and tools team will manage process and tools projects; quoting effort/timing, managing developing and supporting the tool strategies for all functional areas. This technical leader is a key change catalyst driving continuous efficiency improvements leading to improvement in quality and cost.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Director of Process and Tools will lead and direct teams of varying size based on the active projects. Teams members may be located in Novi, Michigan, Queretaro, Mexico and Bangalore, India.

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement strategies for engineering and design software tools for Software, Mechanical, Electrical and SystemsEengineering.

• Develop and implement engineering processes for Software, Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

• Coordnate with functional engineering groups to create a backlog of efficiency improvement ideas through tools and/or tool improvements.

• Quote and manage the prioritization of efficiency improvement projects.

• Develop resource plans with internal and/or external resources to support active projects.

• Manage projects by developing project schedules, maintaining budgets, and meeting technical requirements.

• Lead innovation of tool improvement opportunities.

• Develop software for active projects while following a traditional software quality process: documented designs, commented code, acceptance testing, etc.

• Support functional areas of Software, Hardware, Mechanical, Transducer, and Acoustics Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

• BS degree in engineering or computer science

• 20 years of experience managing/developing engineering tools and processes

• 5+ years of experience directly managing people, teams

• Experience with engineering tools in software, hardware, mechanical, transducer, and acoustic domains such as Jira, Bamboo, GIT, Doors, Mentor Graphics, Hyperlinx, PSPICE, Catia, Ansys, COMSOL or equivalent tools.

• Experience developing PC-based tools and interfacing with API’s from third party tools.

• Experience performing in a DevOps role supporting a global engineering organization.

• Experience with Linux and UNIX administration

• Experience with scripting languages

• Experience with Web technologies

• Experience with developing and maintaining high availability production systems

• Experience with automation frameworks and configuration management

• Experience with continuous integration tools and platforms

Preferred Qualifications and Behaviors:

• MS degree in engineering or computer science, MBA, and/or PhD in engineering or computer science

• Experience in automotive product development

• Experience in development and/or documentation of engineering process and control methods

• Results-Driven: Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.

Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans

Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion

• Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.

Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization

• Change Orientation: Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.

Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business

• Customer Focus: Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.

Understanding and working in past organizations that have centralized and de-centralized structures as business requirements change

• Self-Awareness: Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.

Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them

Takes ownership for personal career and skill development

Eligibility Requirements:

• Willingness to travel at least 20% of the time.

• Willingness to work in an office.

• Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. 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. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with 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. (


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  2. Senior Engineer

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