Harman international Senior Hardware Engineer Value Engineering in Querétaro, Mexico

Senior Hardware Engineer Value Engineering

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Date: Jul 26, 2017

Location: Querétaro, Mexico, QUE, MX

Company: HARMAN International

Job Description

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 Value Engineering Team has to increase the competitiveness and profitability of the HARMAN Lifestyle products and solutions by implementing Value Engineering Methodologies like Cost Analysis and Optimization, Design to Value, Modularization and Standardization, Supplier Productivity improvements, Target Costing and support the Projectmanagement, R&D, Procurement and Quality. The Value Engineering Hardware Engineer’s main responsibility is to identify these oppurtunities that results in product cost, feature or function improvements by using the Value Engineering Methodologies, which focus on existing product portfolios and new designs (RFQ’s), or improving product margins, while maintaining product integrity and quality.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs electronic hardware for audio amplifier products or sub-modules to meet automotive OEM applications, owning the design through the complete life cycle of the product.

  • Develop innovative and robust solutions for delivering world-class audio in a challenging automotive environment

  • Prepares and maintains specifications, block diagrams, and schematics during development.

  • Provides guidance, review, and support to PCB layout team.

  • Organizes and leads peer-based schematic and PCB layout design reviews.

  • Works and participates in a product team environment, supporting other team functions: software, mechanical, process, test, and quality engineering.

  • Supports customer interface teams as necessary - answering questions, supplying samples and resolving hardware design issues.

  • Understands and executes best practice engineering processes to ensure quality which includes implementation of design process tools such as DFMEAs or DRBFMs

  • Creates and maintains mandatory quality improvement and prevention documentation: DFMEAs or DRBFMs.

  • Trouble-shoots/debugs HW using a variety of industry standard or in-house developed tools.

  • Provide after-SOP service - trouble-shooting support for high-rate warranty and B&A returns.

  • Drives US Region activities to deliver best cost solutions in order to have a cost optimized setup within quotes and products

  • Improve topics within cost, technology and timing

  • Support Benchmarking activities and TearDown analysis

  • Interface with Projectmanagement Team, R&D, Purchasing, Quality and Production within BU’s to improve topics

  • Initiates and provides technical directions for research and development programs to enhance production methods, improve parts and equipment technology, and reduce costs.

  • Support internal VE workshops, compile ideas and check the feasibility

  • Investigate new components, substitutes, and technologies that reduce overall costs while maintaining or improving quality.

  • Provide VE cost savings ideas and component expertise to assist in closing target price gaps for business quotes.

  • Flexible with change and embraces challenges with an open mind and Think out of the Box

  • Generate cost take out oppurtunities and prepare alternate design concepts.

  • Cost Estimations of electronic and purchased parts

  • Identify best cost suppliers and work on Engineering change requests.

  • Investigation of engineered products on cost optimization potential for tooling’s and product specific invest.

Basic Qualifications:

  • KNOWLEDGE: Expertise in mixed signal embedded HW design, specifically: analog and digital interfaces like SPDIF, LVDS, USB, switching and linear power supplies, vehicle communication networks like CAN, AVC-LAN and MOST25/50/150. Experience with design for EMC mitigation, memory interfaces like DDR, board-level IC interfaces like SPI, MLB, I2C, and I2S. Familiar with Class AB, Class H and Class D amplifier output topologies.

  • DEGREE/TRAINING: BSEE/BSCE or equivalent required

  • EXPERIENCE: demonstrated prior experience bringing an embedded product from concept to production, prior experience with schematic capture and layout tools, circuit simulation tools, signal integrity simulation software, 3+ years of applicable experience. Software development experience a plus.

  • Must be a dependable, accountable, self-starter

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSEE or MSCE preferred or a plus.

  • Experience interfacing with customers and explain complex technical issues in English

  • Experience working with semiconductor manufacturers in co-developing cost effective and reliable components

  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills.

  • Can accept constructive criticism from colleagues and peers and use for positive gain.

  • Shows character strength and personal integrity in all situations especially difficult ones.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly communicate complex issues regardless of audience.

  • Possesses emotional maturity when interfacing with customers (both external and internal) and defusing issues.

Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition

Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs

Collaboration: Connect, engage and communicate with others

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships

Judgment: Make sound decisions

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions

Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence

Eligibility Requirements: List specific location of position and % of willingness to travel.

  • Willingness to travel 15% of the time.

  • Willingness to work in an office in Queretaro Mexico, Relocation is offered for qualified candidates based on the Harman relocation.

  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

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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