Senior Product Manager, Embedded Software & DSP

HARMAN International

CA, Los Angeles

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Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The market we are leading is fast-paced, fun, and dynamic. Our headphones, portable speakers, and home entertainment systems will become your area of expertise.

At HARMAN, you have more than a career. Our agile culture gives you the chance to rapidly develop your skills, learn quickly and find ways to create excellent results. We invite you to constantly challenge yourself, cultivate new ideas, work on something new and enhance your abilities. There are many great opportunities across all of our HARMAN divisions and locations. Like this one.

About The Role

HARMAN’s Embedded Audio Business Unit (HEA) consists of a portfolio of the most innovative audio and rendering solutions available, serving numerous world-class brands in the consumer goods and enterprise spaces globally. In this position, you will be responsible for driving development and execution of all Embedded Software, DSP and APPs used in HEA projects, Platforms and products, as well as HEA audio Tuning software and DSP solutions. This includes research, analysis, strategy, planning, development and deployment. With the HEA Product Director, you will set Embedded Software, DSP and APP strategy and priorities, in close collaboration with HEA Engineering in both Shenzhen China and Northridge, California. For audio Tuning Software and DSP, success will come from solutions focused where best market opportunities and HEA’s Engineering/development capabilities intersect. In close collaboration with HEA Product, Engineering and Sales teams, you will define Embedded Software, DSP and APP direction for Harman Embedded Audio globally. You will develop and maintain a well-planned Roadmap for audio Tuning Software and DSP solutions as well Roadmaps for Embedded Software and DSP used in HEA projects, Platforms and products. You will also be responsible for competitive and cost analysis of Software and DSP solutions, as well as organized cataloging and documentation of all solutions and algorithms. In close collaboration with HEA Engineering and Program teams and leadership, you will help support all Software engineering, implementation and development. Awareness of newest audio Software and DSP technologies and competitor activity is required, as well as collaboration with other Harman Divisions and Business Units to best leverage Harman overall resources and technologies. Very close partnership with Manager Platforms & Finished goods is required to support HEA Platform strategies (an HEA priority). Driving Embedded Software and DSP development efficiency and sustainability is priority, but with a keen understanding of HEA’s strengths and weaknesses.

Your Team

You will report to the Product Director for HEA.

What You Will Do

  • Plan, drive and support execution of internal Embedded Software, DSP and APP development, as well as HEA audio Tuning software and DSP solutions
  • Develop, innovate, expand, drive and maintain Embedded Software, DSP and APP roadmaps
  • Expand HEA Embedded Software, DSP and APP capabilities, especially working with Microphone and Software Engineering teams to expand Mic/Voice DSP solutions
  • Work with Marketing on PR and visibility for Harman audio Tuning Software and DSP solutions
  • Work closely with Sales on key Harman audio Tuning Software and DSP solution projects, as well as develop and maintain selling materials and Embedded Software opportunity matrix for sales team
  • Work closely with sales and customers to understand required audio Tuning Software and DSP solutions
  • Collaborating with sales, Identify new market segments and opportunities for HEA audio Tuning Software and DSP solutions
  • Monitor, track competitor activity as it relates to Embedded Software, DSP and APPs, and provide feedback to leadership and other company functions to remain in front of market changes and trends
  • Participate in key customer relationships and participate in closing strategic opportunities for key Embedded Software, DSP and APP opportunities
  • Develop, maintain and manage all third-party relationships and partnerships required to support Embedded Software, DSP and APP objectives
  • Work closely with Product MGR Platforms & Finished Goods to maximize Embedded Software and DSP effectiveness in HEA Platforms

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Audio Software or Embedded Software marketing and/or development
  • Experience in Electronics Industry required
  • Thorough understanding of electronics product development
  • Very strong oral and written communications skills
  • Experience working with diverse international teams at numerous sites
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with executive level customers, partners and co-workers
  • Ability to work collaboratively to create results driven, team-oriented culture

What Is Nice To Have

  • Advanced degree in Business or Software Engineering is preferred
  • Experience with Audio Software, and development, is preferred
  • Experience working with diverse international teams at numerous sites
  • Sales or business development background a plus
  • Experience in consumer products is preferred
  • Candidates with 10+ years of experience preferred

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products (JBL, Harman/Kardon, etc.)
  • Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration
  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development provided by our Wellness Committee, Volunteer Committee and Harman Women’s Network
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies and extensive course catalog