Software Project Manager

Harman International Inds Novi , MI 48377

Posted 3 months ago

Requisition Id : 112783

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment, and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

Position Summary:

The Software Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the SW development lifecycle in the 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 3rd parties to define next-generation features and services.

  • Build and manage customer relationships at a working team level (Customer Program Release Engineers)

  • Gate the Software Development Release lifecycle to ensure customer acceptance of each release to ensure product acceptance for launch

  • Make decisions regarding software build content and timing (Performance and Features).

  • Manage program risk proactively, identify program risks and coordinate meetings with the PM and multi-discipline functions to address risks before they become issues

  • Evaluate project management processes and metrics to track and measure project success (Manage all product delivery elements)

  • Provide weekly program status updates via the standard template. Represent the program Internally to Sr. Management during program, quality and operations reviews.Lead the program adherence to follow standard Harman processes and maintain program and customer related documentation

  • Be the primary escalation point for both internal and external project software communications for the dedicated customer project

  • Responsible for communicating the customer requirements within the organization and interface with multiple groups within to ensure customer's requirement expectations are being met

  • Will be involved in multiple software development lifecycles.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Engineering or related field and 4 years of experience in corporate or academic research; alternatively, Master's Degree in above-mentioned fields and 8 years of experience in research and development or Bachelor's Degree and 12 years' experience

  • 10-15 years of systems engineering, requirements management, or related background

  • 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

  • This position includes the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle. The employee must be 21 years of age or older and will possess a valid US drivers license

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel as required by job demands (approximately 10% of the time)

  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI

  • 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.

  • Any offer of employment for any position that requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman's sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

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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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