Engineer Hardware VAVE (m/f/d)



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.

What You Will Do:

This role is to coordinate and drive HW-related activities within VAVE (Value Engineering). The position reports to the Distinguished Engineer ECE VAVE located in Karlsbad, Germany.

  • Support cross-functional workshops in a cross-functional team (XFT) and drive HW activities until implementation
  • Participate in workshops with HW Experts for cost optimized designs (e.g. LGA, SOC, Memory, Tuner, Ethernet etc.)
  • Analyze customer specifications described in RFI/RFQs or customer assignments
  • Definition and reviewing of best-cost functional blocks for the global HW platform
  • Support schematics and layout reviews for each development stage.
  • Drive risk assessment for Hardware cost-down activities esp. HW verification, HW qualification, HW certification.
  • Benchmark components together with Hardware experts and Procurement.
  • Analyze competitor solutions from the Hardware perspective for different product groups esp. Infotainment/Telematics/Car Audio/ADAS systems.
  • Prepare, develop and maintain HW/VAVE Tools for component selection and component roadmaps
  • Collect and provide opportunities for the global HW organization for reuse in all programs (VAVE Opportunity Pipeline)

What You Need:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications) or appropriate graduation
  • 2-3 years of experience as a hardware engineer in the development of analogue and digital circuits and systems
  • Basic or good knowledge of tools for schematic/layout realization and simulation (e.g. Mentor Graphics, SPICE, …) as well as Microsoft applications
  • Good knowledge of the requirements in the automotive industry
  • Structured and results-orientated working style

What makes you eligible:

  • Experience as a Hardware Project Leader would be of advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Fluent in German and English, both written and spoken

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program