No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
See more jobs for students and recent grads who studied:
Defect Manager
HARMAN International | Novi, Michigan
Tell Us More About Your Job Preferences
By telling us what you think of this job, we can help find jobs that match your interests. If you want to see more jobs like this, click on the smiley face. Or if this job isn't what you are looking for, click the frowny face. Learn More...

Follow This Company

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 CPM Software Defect Specialist manages a cross functional software development team to insure software defects are managed throughout the development lifecycle, per Harman PLM processes.  This role also works with the customer regarding defect progress and planning. 


Job Responsibilities:

HARMAN is at the forefront of developing new in-vehicle infotainment and connectivity systems that let drivers and passengers be entertained, connected, efficient, and productive while in the car.  As such, our systems are leading the industry with exciting innovations in multimedia, connectivity, car-centric applications, navigation, advanced safety, and multi-modal interfaces.  This position will be at the center of the development, working closely with our OEM partners, internal and customer engineering teams, and select 3rd parties to define next generation features and services.


  • Maintain awareness and understanding of approved scope of work for existing projects within CPM group.
  • Lead triage activity of incoming software defects
  • Coordinate with Requirements Engineering to ensure defects are defects against the approved requirements
  • Coordinate defect Change List submissions and fix validation
  • Direct project team, and all support organizations, to ensure all defects are managed and fixes to make the change available to HARMAN’s customer
  • Ensure any relevant project documentation is managed and maintained (scope documents, project schedules, merge requests, build content and validation plans)
  • Indirect responsibility for all Harman software development organizations who deliver work necessary for execution of Harman Infotainment project


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or technical field, or in project management,
  • 5 plus years related software development experience
  • At least 2 plus years of software project management experience, preferably related to technical product development or automotive component project management.
  • Must have general knowledge of automotive infotainment systems and their applications
  • Ability to work effectively within a global, matrix environment.
  • Prefer experience in staffing, strategic planning, and project management fundamentals.
  • Prefer demonstrated discipline to lead a global, cross-functional team to adhere to documented processes.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10%
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. 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)