Location: Garching bei München

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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

As a Principal Engineer / Data Scientist in the ADAS/AD BU, you are responsible to design, describe and realize a cloud based sensor data processing and fusion for our ADAS and autonomous driving products. Dealing with big data, recorded in real world scenarios, you have to identify and implement state of the art solutions in order to build optimized data sets which are a key part of the products we are developing.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Leadership for smaller development team

What You Will Do

Be a key driver behind the cloud based applications that drives Harman Connected Car products for ADAS and AD
Design leadership for algorithm and AI based cloud data processing solutions in order to extract rich semantic information from our multi-sensor platform
Analyzing time synchronized, augmented, and fused data-sets on semantic / object level base for an automated, continuously improved – active learning based - data augmentation process
Definition and realization of algorithmic and/or AI solutions for a time dependent data modeling process for segmented or full coverage data models
Steering the data processing team which is working on data processing solutions and organize the collaboration with connected development teams
Hands-on programming to create portable, modular, high performance code; self-explanatory code style; documentation; ability to lead SW development by example
Design and realization for data processing tools and frameworks to manually augment and label data
Provide project management for algorithm development and optimization

What You Need

PhD, at least Masters Degree in Computer Science or similar qualification
5+ years of professional experience in data mining / data analytics
5+ years of professional experience with in-cloud big data processing (Hadoop, Apache Spark or similar, distributed storages (Hive, Cassandra or similar)), as well as sensor data aggregation, processing, fusion (Camera, Radar, Lidar, GNSS)
Professional experience in relational and non relational data management systems
Profound record in geo-data-processing and/or map fusion, including dynamic and volatile data
Deep understanding of common ML and DL algorithms
Ability to write excellent code using different programming languages. Python (numpy, tensorflow/pytorch) is a must, Java, C++ are beneficial.
Ability to design highly scalable modules that will meet the requirements of today and build the foundation for future growths
Englisch fluently written and spoken

What is Nice to Have

German language skills are beneficial
Experience in organizing the collaboration with related, connected, and/or dependend development groups is a big plus
Experience with navigation data bases and especially HD map data is a plus
Highly self organized charackter

What Makes You Eligible

Be willing to travel (up to 10-15% domestic and international travel)

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. (

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Training Resources

Deepen your technology knowledge in Product Security, Android, Python, System, Software, and Hardware Architecture, and System testing.

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Transparent career progression with tangible and specific goals to work towards in preparation to meet your ultimate career aspirations


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Work with engineers from across the Globe to create world class design and production solutions.

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Our engineers to take pride in their unique character, cultural and work identities and are encouraged to bring this valuable perspective to their work.

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