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(Senior) Engineer, Acoustic Systems (m/f/d)

Turin, Italy, Garching bei München, Germany, Gothenburg, Sweden, Karlsbad, Germany, France Job ID: R-15952-2022

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Position Summary:

The Acoustic Systems Engineer will work on Harman’s Car Audio system design, development and the focus on tuning of new audio systems cars: The role will leverage Harman’s brand technology leadership to create the best automotive audio systems in the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and tune audio systems in the automotive environment
  • Prepare technical requirements and report presentations
  • Support departmental initiatives and activities as directed by the department supervisor
  • Provide technical support and guidance for the solution of various customers’ and interdepartmental issues
  • Develop and document tools and best practices in an international environment
  • Planning and managing customer projects and alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Pick up and deliver cars from customer to car lab
  • Preparation of internal/ external audits within the work domain and location
  • Support or execution of mechanical tasks e.g. disassembling and mounting hardware components (loudspeaker, amplifier, headunit)
  • Travel to customers and other Harman sites within Europe

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Acoustics is required. Master’s degree in Engineering preferred. Alternatively, Tonmeister degree
  • Thorough knowledge of acoustics combined with practical experience
  • Three years or more of design experience of audio systems and/or components within the automotive or consumer industry
  • Three years or more of experience in an audio related field is required; Five years or more 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, physical/psycho-acoustics and recording arts. playing an instrument is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of best practices in product development and sound tuning
  • User experience and knowledge of audio tools
  • Basic knowledge of loudspeaker design
  • Detailed knowledge of acoustic theory, sound reproduction and sound system tuning is required
  • Experience on algorithm development and programming is preferred (e.g. Matlab, C, C++))
  • Main communication language: English/ optional: German, Swedish, Italian or French)
  • Ability to cooperate on technical and artistical solutions
  • Basic technical and construction skills
  • Openness to travel


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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