Harman international Sr. Resident Systems Integration Engineer in Novi, Michigan

Sr. Resident Systems Integration Engineer

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Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 109821

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:

Position Summary:

This position is within HARMAN’s Lifestyle Automotive Engineering department, located in Novi, MI, though the role will primarily be located at GM’s Technical Center in Warren, MI. The primary responsibility is to provide hardware and software technical and applications support of audio systems to GM customers. In addition, the position will be the bridge between the customer and internal engineering teams. The Engineering team is looking for the ultimate team player and positive thinking, customer-satisfying person. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success with audio systems engineering and customer-facing interaction

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have no reports

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the integration aspects of HARMAN’s new product development programs at the customer’s site.

  • Convey HARMAN design requirements to the customer, including reserving packaging space for speakers, enclosures and amplifiers.

  • Interact with the customer’s various engineering organizations, such as audio, infotainment, body-in-white, trim, instrument panel, wiring, electrical, system integration, EMC, bus communication and the design studio.

  • Communicate customer design direction and changes to the HARMAN design team, including program management, transducer and amplifier engineering, and sales.

  • Facilitate the transfer of CAD files, specifications, change requests, roll-out plans, software tools, etc., between the customer and HARMAN using data exchange systems as necessary; engineering, software engineering and as appropriate, sales and quality personnel.

  • Review packaging models with the customer and the HARMAN development team.

  • Coordinate the communication of related design documentation between the customer and HARMAN, such as; specifications, GD&T requirements, connector pin-out definitions, communications protocols and wiring diagrams.

  • As necessary, track engineering change requests.

  • Chair and/or attend customer meetings as HARMAN’s engineering representative. Coordinate meeting assignments with fellow Resident Engineers, as necessary. Provide immediate feedback to the appropriate HARMAN personnel.

  • Early system packaging meetings

  • Audio system open issue meeting

  • Component packaging reviews

  • Software bench evaluations and integration attempts

  • Design reviews at the concept, prototype, and production stages of development

  • Issue-resolution reviews following customer build at the concept, prototype, and production stages of development

  • Pilot reviews and launch-readiness meetings

  • Review sample parts (concept-, prototype- and production-level) with the customer for immediate feedback.

  • Verify integration of components in concept-, prototype- and production-level vehicles.

  • Compare customer and HARMAN components against CAD models, specifications, and drawings.

  • Report, investigate track all software integration issues discovered by the customer.

  • Report and negotiate engineering specifications with the customer.

  • Assess the customer’s mindset. Report substantial changes in the customer’s (Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, Manufacturing, etc.) perceptions of HARMAN’s performance to Engineering and Sales management.

  • Assist HARMAN Sales personnel in supporting the customer, as necessary.

  • Communicate all commercial issues by the customer to the appropriate HARMAN Sales personnel. All cost and price related discussions are the responsibility of HARMAN Sales personnel.

  • Forward information on customer and competitor activities relevant to HARMAN’s interests.

  • In the event that HARMAN is a Tier 2 supplier, coordinate communications and meetings with the Tier 1 suppliers regarding engineering design and integration issues. On occasion, with prior agreement, in the absence of HARMAN sales personnel, negotiate topics such as part delivery, shipping, packaging and product labeling with the Tier 1 supplier.

  • In the absence of the HARMAN Sales personnel, accompany the customer on HARMAN facility visits.

  • Review these and similar activities with fellow Resident Integration Engineers.

  • Travel periodically to support program reviews, training, etc., including some international travel. Review assignments with fellow Resident Integration Engineers, as required.

  • Participate in software integration/debug initiatives as conducted by the customer. Assist in system level debug operations. Collect relevant measurements, bus traces, communication logs and other data to enable design engineering to quickly resolve integration issues.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and data loggers

  • Must understand software test tools and diagnostics

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 customer and 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 customers.

  • 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 10% of the time.

  • Willingness to work in a customer office in Warren, MI for the majority of work time, some work in local Harman office in Novi, MI.

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

HARMAN (harman.com) 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! (www.harman.com)

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