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Harman International Industries

Director, Software Platforms

Harman International Industries - Richardson, TX

Requisition Id : 105136 


Position Summary:

Responsible for driving the software strategy and deliver platforms associated with System Prediction, System Design, Control Interface Design and System Management of Professional Solutions. This person will collaborate closely with CSU, CTG/CTO Office & Product Management Teams to identify, prioritize & develop software platforms. He/she will also be responsible to work closely with NPI teams to integrate software platforms in order to deliver successful products.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage a global team 15~20 higly competent, senior software professionals.


Job Responsibilities:

*Driving the Software Strategy and deliver Platforms across Professional Solutions. Software Platforms will be focused on Prediction, System Design, Control Interface Design & System-level Management of Professional Solutions. *Manage & maintain a roadmap of Software Product Lines of integrated audio, video, lighting & control systems within Professional Solutions. *Manage a global team across the lifecycle of a software product including Requirement Management, Design, Development, Testing, Integration & Release Management. Special focus on Architecture Design, Build & Test Automation, System Profiling & large-scale deployment. *Maintain a process-oriented culture for a team developing software products using agile methodologies. *Participate in overall business planning by contributing current knowledge and future vision of how technology and systems will enable business strategy, growh and competitive positioning. The CoC Software lead will propose projects derived from these regular planning sessions and align with the Platform leaders for their approval. Collaborate closely with CTG/CTO, CSU & PMO groups to identify & prioritize right platforms for development. *Talent Management by being at the forefront  of the technology curve and build up organization competencies within the group to address the new areas. *Portfolio Management including ‘make or buy' decisions in his field of expertise and have the ability to integrate acquired technologies into the HARMAN portfolio. *Partner with NPI Teams to successfully launch Software Products in the market *Leading a Team - Build and develop a strong global team of software and system specialists, responsive to the needs of our businesses. Ability to attract, retain and motivate best in class talent. Promotes and develops top talent, move or change incorrect talent when needed. *Financial & Commercial Accumen - The individual must have demonstrated an ability to think beyond the technology itself and will understand key business drivers that ensure technology investment will provide substantial value or improvements to customers. *Team Player - The successful individual will have deep and broad experience leading and managing a team and collaborate with business owners and technology peers. He/She will be able to effectively communicate, motivate, coach and develop technical excellence. Establish credibility throughout the organization and with Corporate Executive Management as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

Basic Qualifications:

*Software Development - 15+ years of experience in driving and leading software predevelopment and core development, understanding the needs of program and product execution - technical capability to guide strategically and manage resources - experienced in leading agile software development

*Business Acumen - Business acumen, to gauge not just what can be done but to know what can be profitable, is a key requirement for this role. The ability to manage near-term R&D costs/risks with long-term product commercialization is a critical requirement for this position. *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. This person must have the ability to promote and explain technology initiatives to business leaders outside of the technology organization and to external partners and customers. *Organizational Leadership - This person should have led a significant part of a technology team. He/She must bring strong people leadership experience up to and including senior technologists. *Strategy - This person must be a strategic technology leader; that is, he/she must combine a solid technical foundation with forward-looking strategic skills to effectively develop a software strategy to enable Harman to capitalize on emerging technologies including emerging technology trends outside of Harman's core domain.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Relevant education in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field. *R&D Portfolio management *10+ years of object-oriented software development experience. *10+ years managing software projects, including development and testing. *Strong experience in software development and agile software process. *Track record of managing large, complex software projects with multiple stakeholders. *Excellent teaming skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels within organization, internally and externally. *Experience managing external partners. *Problem solving, organizational and analytical skills. *Excellent written & verbal communication. *Understanding of Professional Solutions in the domain of Audio, Video, Lighting & Control will be an added advantage.

Eligibility Requirements:

*Willingness to travel up to 25%. *Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX. *Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN ( 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!  (

8 days 18 hours ago

Harman International Industries


Director, Software Platforms Harman International Industries - Richardson, TX, United States


Location: Richardson, TX

Company Profile:
Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets audio products, lighting solutions, and electronic systems, as well as digitally integrated audio and infotainment systems for the automotive industry worldwide. Its Infotainment segment offers infotainment systems for vehicle applications to be installed primarily as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. This segment markets its products under the JBL Professional, AKG, Crown, Soundcraft, Lexicon, DigiTech, dbx, BSS, Studer, Martin, and Selenium brand names. Harman International Industries, Incorporated was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.