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Sr. Test Engineer

Tijuana, Mexico Job ID: 120154 Additional locations: None

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.

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About the Role

The Test Engineer is responsible for test development to support Video & control, Power amps and signal processing products launches. The successful candidate will be facilitating interactions between the manufacturing test team and the product design and test developers. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert on manufacturing test and provide support for process improvement.

Your Team

  • This position has not supervisory responsibility.

What You Will Do

  • Direct and coordinate engineering activities related to development, procurement, installation and calibration of test systems for production implementation.
  • Analyze, interpret test data, look for improvement opportunities and generate technical reports for use by engineering and management personal.
  • Work with external manufacturing partners to define production testing requirements, validation plans for tests systems, and defining their ongoing monitoring and verification activities
  • Drive continuous improvement in the way the test systems are developed and managed, and ensure that the personnel using the test facilities receive adequate training and support.
  • Support manufacturing by monitoring and improving FPY for test systems and debugging test failure issues.
  • Provide technical expertise to manufacturing and train technicians and operators.
  • Analyze project/internal requirements and specifications and translates these into test development specifications.
  • Develop test applications based on test specifications and project requirements.
  • Analyze existing test packages to debug issues, add features or make modifications in test applications.
  • Develop and monitor development of test equipment design and test fixtures design to insure accuracy and standardization in product testing.
  • Support the standardization of test application platform and test equipment.

What You Need

  • Knowledge in electronic design for testability requirement.
  • Knowledge in LabView/TestStand/Process Model test development platform or equivalent platform for test development.
  • Knowledge of different electrical manufacturing test strategies.
  • Able to develop testing tools (including but not limited to communication protocol tool, driver interface either for specific product, device and/or instrument etc) in LabView/TestStand environment via VB, DotNet or other interfaces as appropriate.
  • Education: Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience: 5 or more years’ experience in electronics testing in high mix products.

What is Nice to Have?

  • Cooperative & Proactive.
  • Thorough & Analytical.
  • Accountable & Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Self Disciplined
  • Experience and skills in driving strategic change.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and troubleshooting skills with both hardware and software
  • Strong project management skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Other: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Demonstrated ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Physical Demands: Work requires moderate speed and accuracy in a narrow range of simple motion. Work requires handling light weight materials or equipment up to 50 lbs with no special speed or exertion.

Working Conditions: Ordinary office, shop, field, or warehouse working conditions with some slightly disagreeable features.

Hazards: Negligible. Little or no exposure to hazards.

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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