Senior Manager, SW Engineering

HARMAN International (Bangalore, KA, India) 2 hours ago

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Position Summary:

The Harman Car Audio Division is establishing the position of the Senior Manager, SW Engineering for Harman AudioworX (AWX) in Bangalore, India. He/she will be responsible for leading and building a high performing DSP team in India in strong collaboration with the SaaP leadership team, while also closely aligning with the AWX project stakeholders.

He/she will be responsible for strong engineering deliveries while providing thought leadership as part of the car audio engineering management. In summary this person will own critical AWX development and delivery in time and with high quality and process compliance.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  

The direct reports include DSP engineers.

Job Responsibilities: 

SW development Coding styles, SW processes, ASPICE, Architecture

Quality & On Time Delivery – Align closely with the AWX and SaaP Leadership and be responsible for best-in-class delivery of Software for Harman AudioworX platform and concepts. Establish clear KPI’s and their tracking.

Aligning the product scope – Closely align the scope for the development with the AWX platform lead and stakeholders in order to maximize the product value and competitiveness in the market

SW Product Lifecycle – Strong adherence to product lifecycle with clear actionable plans and traceability

Develop Lasting and Winning Relationships – Strong alignment with the AWX engineering teams to ensure Harman AudioworX is a solid baseline for the Automotive platforms and projects and extensions to Chip suppliers and other new upcoming projects or products.

Successfully releasing AudioworX – The success of this role will be assessed on the timeliness and quality of AWX releases that have been made under this leadership

Leading a Team – Develop a strong team of engineers, responsive to the needs of our businesses. Attract, retain and motivate best in class talent. Promote and develop top talent.

Business Acumen – Some business acumen is expected to understand & maximize the value of the product development and re-use of SW components

Working as a Team Player –Lead and manage a team of DSP experts. Effectively communicate, motivate, coach and develop technical excellence. Get individuals, teams, and an entire organization to perform at a higher level and to embrace change; negotiate skillfully to achieve a fair outcome or promote a common cause; communicate a compelling vision and be committed to what needs to be done; inspire others; be considerate and resolve conflict; understand what motivates different people. Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. Participate in the development of the Automotive plans and programs as a strategic partner.

Basic Qualifications: 

An experienced leader with expert knowledge in DSP SW development and tools. A considerate, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards. Excellent technical skills, analytical ability, strong judgment and good focus on innovation. A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills. A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor.

· SW Development – Strong knowledge in DSP processors and Signal processing. Minimum 10 years of experience in DSP, Minimum 4 years of experience in audio processing.

· Product Development – experienced in driving and leading program and product execution – technical capability to guide strategically and manage resources

· Communication Skills - While it is required this person to be technically skilled, he/she must also be able to communicate effectively with customers and constituents outside the engineering organization.

Education and/or Experience:

Master's Degree preferred; or Bachelor's Degree or at least 12 years of related leadership experience and accountability in a DSP driven environment. Passioned for signal processing, audio and sound

Language Skills:

English: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

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

· Demonstrates a proactive and collaborative approach to troubleshooting and problem solving.

· Capable of handling multiple complex projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion.

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

· Proven team player with very good communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization.

· Accepts and represents overall accountability.

· Demonstrated ability to share knowledge and best practices with teammates.

Change Orientation: Able to drive change in a multi-dimensional Matrix organization.

· Proven ambassador of change and relentless pursuit of results and excellence.

· Drives organizational change through designed interventions to deliver overall business goals and cultural alignment.

· 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.

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

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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