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VP Advanced Mobility Solutions

Company: Harman International Industries, Inc.
Location: Novi
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

HARMAN's engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you'll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career. What makes a successful Engineer at HARMAN? Check out the top
traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Agile
  • Inventive
  • Technical Capability
  • Results-Driven Responsibilities 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. About the Role This position reports directly to the CTO and is responsible for defining, leading, and executing strategically important technology and innovation projects for HARMAN's automotive business. As the Vice President of Intelligent Lab, which includes AI/ML and Big Data Innovation, HARMAN X, you will lead a matrixed, cross-functional team to define and document innovation projects that HARMAN X decides to pursue. You will define core technologies, technology enablers, and solution architectures that leverage new and existing platforms and technologies that drive innovation into HARMAN business units as well as expand HARMAN's intellectual property portfolio. You will be actively involved in HARMAN's technology strategy and roadmap process and drive, among others, HARMAN's future product and solution strategies, solution architecture, and core technology enablers. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand what the customer and business units are trying to achieve and find solutions that drive innovation and growth. You must be well spoken and able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization - both within HARMAN, with key partners, and at the customer. You will collaborate with other organizations to define technical requirements, solution architectures, and validation requirements. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for HARMAN X and work closely with the customer, partners, and other HARMAN teams to execute on programs. Your Team You will directly manage a team of 40-50 highly skilled AI/ML engineers and architects located in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and India; as well as indirectly lead the architectures, data collection, analytics, toolchains, and processes across all HARMAN business units.
    What You Will Do
    • Work with legal team to develop and maintain IP strategy based on technology roadmaps
    • Supports M&A activities in technology due diligence for strategic technology areas.
    • Work closely with HARMAN senior management, engineering, product management, customers, and suppliers to analyze, interpret, define, and develop unified systems-level architectures and roadmaps for future HARMAN X innovations that expand HARMAN's AI/ML and Big Data portfolio and positions all HARMAN divisions to win future business.
    • Collaborate with other HARMAN X teams and HARMAN business units to investigate, invent, incubate, and drive to commercialization new proof-of-concepts, core frameworks, algorithms, processes, products, services, and intellectual property.
    • Be a visible point of contact between HARMAN X, the business units, and customers - including driving customer presentations, leading regular interactions, ensuring timely and accurate customer responses, and communicating HARMAN's technical expertise and architectures.
    • Ensure that HARMAN has a consistent, leading edge architecture and approach to AI/ML and Big Data offerings, including a global plan for how data is collected, annotated, stored, and shared across business units and regions in accordance with applicable privacy policies.
    • Participate on industry standards and committees to position HARMAN as a thought leader in areas of interest. What You Need
      • Master's degree or higher in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering
      • 20+ years of software development or related experience with significant architectural knowledge of automotive, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and IT systems as well as managing global teams
      • Extraordinary oral and written communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with business and technology leaders, articulate clear and motivating vision, and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and customers
      • Must have a "whatever-it-takes" attitude using diplomatic leadership skills within a collaborative teamwork environment to accomplish the necessary results
      • Exceptional reputation as an innovator based on having created forward-looking research, projects, and award-winning publications
      • Willingness to travel 25% of the time What is Nice to Have
        • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering and/or MBA
        • Previous subject matter expert for complex, end-to-end systems
        • Drive for results, team player, change orientation, customer focus, self-awareness
        • Strong expertise in vehicle systems, network architectures, and IT system knowledge
        • Experience managing innovation pipeline and successful commercialization for new products and services. What We Offer
          • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development
          • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, KARMAN Kardon, etc.)
          • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
          • Competitive wellness benefits 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. ( ) An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree + 5 years' experience. Principal Engineer Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 12 years' experience. Senior Principal Engineer Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 16 years' experience. A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 20 years' experience. Fellow A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 25 years' experience. Senior Fellow A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree + 30 years' experience. What Employees Say I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow. James When faced with challenging projects, I ask the opinion of other engineers, make more mockups and try as many solutions as it takes to find the best one. Ramya I feel like our commitment to excellence drives me to make sure I collaborate with the right people and teams to deliver great results. I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow. James When faced with challenging projects, I ask the opinion of other engineers, make more mockups and try as many solutions as it takes to find the best one. Ramya I feel like our commitment to excellence drives me to make sure I collaborate with the right people and teams to deliver great results. I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow. On Demand Technical
            Training Resources Deepen your technology knowledge in Product Security, Android, Python, System, Software, and Hardware Architecture, and System testing. Transparent career progression with tangible and specific goals to work towards in preparation to meet your ultimate career aspirations Collaborate with a diverse group of end-to-end prototyping and research engineers, interaction and visual designers, software and hardware developers. Global Impact Work with engineers from across the Globe to create world class design and production solutions. Diversity & Inclusion Our engineers to take pride in their unique character, cultural and work identities and are encouraged to bring this valuable perspective to their work. Local health and wellness initiatives, resources and activities are provided to help you achieve work/life integration and support maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. If you want to receive the latest events, news and information from HARMAN, as well as details on current opportunities that match your preferences and interests, you can sign up here. First Name Last Name Email Interested In Search for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click "Add" to create your job alert. Category Location
            • Engineering, Novi, Michigan, United States Remove Privacy Policy Consent
              • I agree to the processing of my personal information, including the retention and cross-border transfer of my personal information, as explained in the HARMAN Data Privacy Statement.

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