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Position Summary :
The Software Architect is responsible for the SW definition and technical excellence of a product across the entire development lifecycle including planning, development, launch, and closure phases of a program. The
SPM will be an internal and customer communication path regarding status and escalations. The SPM will also be the primary interface for SW development to other non-engineering internal stakeholders.
The responsibility includes not only planning the product development and testing, but actively managing the gating SW deliverables, reporting status against the plan, and leading the resolution of issues that are blocking the team from making progress.
Job Responsibilities :
HARMAN is at the forefront of developing new in-vehicle infotainment and connectivity systems that let drivers and passengers are entertained, connected, efficient, and productive while in the car.
As such, our systems are leading the industry with exciting innovations in multimedia, connectivity, car-centric applications, navigation, advanced safety, and multi-modal interfaces.
This position will be at the center of the development, working closely with our OEM partners, internal and customer engineering teams, and select 3
parties to define next-generation features and services.
Develop / Contribute in defining software design strategy
Identify architectural constraints for the system level based on customer, market, technology and business needs
Define and create system and overall software architecures
Drive change and create Do the right thing culture
Help review and specify new requirements based on customer and industry need
Set KPIs for software deliverables based on what is possible, customer requirements and industry
Lead KPI tracking delivery and push products to limits of what is possible
Participate in design, architectural and code reviews as a software expert
Watch and montior designated code areas as a technical owner
Assist software managers and leads with investigations and improvement initiatives
Prototype and develop solutions to continue learning provide guidance to the team
Work with product management, system, hardware and sales teams to set memory+CPU budgets for products
Contribute or lead SW FMEA analysis
Help communicate with software suppliers to set direction and establish new relationships
Support Harman procurement in software cost analysis
Review software bills of material for correctness
Present technical solutions and architectures to internal and external stakeholders
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years’ experience; Master’s degree preffered
Strong fundamental knowledge of computer engineering, operating systems and SDLC
Broad technical background with general knowledge of Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular technology, smartphones, navigation, GPS, tuner, satellite Radio, video, voice recognition, hands-free operation, vehicle bus, advanced safety, cloud-based services, and automotive requirements
Practical experience in related areas such as system design, hardware / software design, and real-time embedded applications
Proven technical leadership
Experience working in the technology industry or automotive industry
Experience with the use of rapid prototyping tools for software and hardware, electronics, and mechanical design for consumer electronics and future device platforms
Must have general knowledge of automotive infotainment systems and their applications
Previous experience in all phases of the software development process (Requirements, Scope, Design / Plan, Develop, Test, and Customer Acceptance.)
Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and the customer
Extraordinary oral and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with business and technology leaders.
Experience managing external and internal vendors / partners
Exceptional reputation as an innovator based on having created forward-looking research, projects, and award-winning publications
Must have a "whatever-it-takes" attitude using diplomatic leadership skills within a collaborative teamwork environment to accomplish the necessary results
Ability to communicate advanced and complex concepts and ideas persuasively and concisely to all levels of the business
Eligibility Requirements :
Willingness to travel as required by job demands (approximately 10% of the time)
Willingness to work in an office in Bangalore, India
HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.